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Museum of London

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Address: 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, England
Phone Number: 44 0 20 7001 9844
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: Step inside the Museum of London for an unforgettable journey through the...
Step inside the Museum of London for an unforgettable journey through the capital’s turbulent past. Discover prehistoric London, see how the city changed under Romans and Saxons, wonder at medieval London and examine the tumultuous years when London was ravaged by civil wars, plague and fire. Then venture into the Galleries of Modern London where you can walk the streets of Victorian London, take a stroll in recreated pleasure gardens and marvel at the magnificent Lord Mayor’s Coach.Free entry. Open Monday to Sunday, 10am - 6pm. Closed 24-26 December.
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My wife and I were in London with our 9-year-old son, and we managed to get to the British Museum, the Tate, the Imperial War Museum, the Tower of London, and this place (yeah, it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were in London with our 9-year-old son, and we managed to get to the British Museum, the Tate, the Imperial War Museum, the Tower of London, and this place (yeah, it might have been too much--he got a lot of ice cream). They were all good in their own ways, but this one might have been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Some modern museums are a bit like a Disneyworld whereas others are somewhat dry and boring but this one has got the balance just right. When I was there a citizen of Roman London, complete with toga, was telling a group of fascinated school children what his life was like. Elsewhere there were film loops of people recounting their memories... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Disliked long Q's But like the City. Nice buildings around the city. Good Architects work on the building around London.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

While in London, we visited several museums: - Museum of London - British Museum - London Science Museum - Natural History Museum - IWM (Imperial War Museum) The Museum of London was the favorite. All of these are free and ask for a donation. The Museum of London was the most low key (and they only asked once). Great displays... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is a free museum. It tells the history of London through exhibits and videos. Informative and flowing. Not overwhelming like some museums.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a little off the beaten path from the other great museums in London but I am so glad we made the time to see this beautiful museum! It has lots of interactive exhibits that specifically focus on the history of the city, from prehistoric, to plague, to the great fire, right up to modern times. No crowds and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The city is old and it's history long. Starting in Roman times thru modern day this museum covers it all. Lots of relics like Viking swords and Roman statues are the kind of articles typically on display. Part of the original Roman wall is right next door. A nice place to spend a few hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

To begin with, the sort of hidden, multi-levelled park you have to cross to enter the museum is really quite awesome. The museum itself then is very well laid out, taking you through London's history by chronological order, from prehistory to today. I particularly liked the "Victorian walk", you'd almost believe you travelled time !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Good fun, lots to see in the area and great for a day out. Many interesting exhibitions and good for kids to see too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

An Excellent free day out. Very good for children a lot for them to see and do. New Galleries and a Victorian Street that you can walk through is interesting for all ages. Several interactive boards and computers., Good cafés and shop.

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Address: 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, England
Phone Number: 44 0 20 7001 9844
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighborhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighborhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
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