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Museum of London

150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, England (City of London)
44 0 20 7001 9844
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As featured in London for free
Ranked #70 of 1,047 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Step inside the Museum of London for an unforgettable journey through the capital’s turbulent past. Discover prehistoric London, see how the city... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

A wonderful collection of exhibits that traces the history of London from pre-recorded history through to the 20th century. Highly recommend. Allow a minimum of 2 hours and preferably 3 hours. And it is free!

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London, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Located on a walkway in the brutalist 1960's built Barbican Estate, the museum is well lit, clearly labelled and laid out. The collections are in chronological sections, so if you only have an hour to spare, pick a period that interests you. However, Lord Mayor's ceremonial coach is always worth a look, as a fine example of 18th Century bling!... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

I thought the early exhibits and information about how London evolved was excellent. It was detailed, thorough and very informative. I did think some of the later things from say Victorian times was a little more rushed and less detailed. Nevertheless I still enjoyed it. Had a pit stop at the cafe for a drink and a piece of cake,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We went straight to the Cheapside Hoard exhibition before it got busy first thing in the morning and before we knew it had spent two hours in sheer wonderment of the exquisite gems and craftsmanship of the jewellery and other pieces on display. This is a priceless collection in every sense and to have seen such a rare find, the... More

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San Diego, California
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful museum taking you through a timeline of London. The exhibits have really interesting artifacts and it's very kid-friendly. You can spend as much time as you want there - there's a lot of absorb. Seeing the Lord Mayor's Coach up close is pretty amazing. We went specifically to see the Cheapside Hoard, an exhibit of 400... More

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Worcestershire
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33 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We visited primarily to see the Cheapside Hoard which was worth every penny. I would disagree with a previous reviewer as we felt the hoard was beautifully exhibited and in such a way as to really show off the beauty and the craftsmanship. The book is expensive but is discounted by £5 if you show your ticket for the Hoard... More

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

LOVED this museum and all it's interactive displays. It really transports you through each era of London from customs, to fashion, to everything in between. Oh and it's FREE!

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I was lucky enough to have a private viewing of the Cheapside Hoard at the Museum of London before the exhibition sadly closes at the end of April. What an absolutely fantastic find, I am glad I took the time to visit. To be able to see jewels that could so easily have been lost forever and hear the story... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The Cheapside hoard of jewellery and precious items is at the museum on display for the first time as a complete collection, but the exhibit is closing shortly (April 2014). To my mind there is an excessive amount of security for this display. Items are nicely displayed, but the lighting is terrible. If you move in to take a close... More

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St Albans
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

It was over 35 years since I had last visited the Museum. The galleries are split logically into a timeline that takes the visitor through the ages with fascinating multimedia displays along the way. My friend and I had only a limited amount of time,so embarked on a brisk two hour visit. The highlights (of which there are many)include models... More

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