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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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Ranked #83 of 1,085 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Norwich
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86 reviews 86 reviews
12 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We had a few hours to kill before a show and decided on this place due to the soaring ratings. It's worth a trip. Wouldn't go mad about it but not a 5* attraction in my view. I've been to the Science Museum and British Museum and for me, both were better?

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Very interesting trip, kids loved it but was spoilt by the heat, to hot inside could not stay in there too long. was a day for my grandchildren to remember.

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oslo
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We went here with our 8 and 11 year olds and the museum really managed to put London´s history to life all the way from London before London 500 000 years ago, via Roman and Victorian London all the way to the 2012 olympics. Probably one of the best city museums around. Very well done!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I really liked this museum, 'cause it allowed me to learn so much about London History and in an interesting and dynamic way, from my point of view! Really nice ;) And free!

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Nacogdoches, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Nice museum to spend a couple of hours learning about London (prehistoric to Romans to Victorians to now). Nice layout that is chronological and explains events and their impact very well. Not much time or space spent on modern history (1960's on) Good mockups of how people lived in various time periods. In front of museum are segments of the... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Fulsome and fascinating interesting museum about London's origins. Helpful that it is chronological and that you can see ruins of the ancient Roman city. Excellent social history in context. Very fine gift shop.

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Not to be confused with any other London museum as this tells the story of London from its beginnings to the present day but how many axe heads do you really need to see! Visit took a couple of hours with some interesting artefacts and history.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I really enjoyed the experience of London 'through the ages'. Very informative and well set out. Brilliant for families as it is set out visually with young people in mind but still enough for the adults to appreciate. I went as it opened on a Sunday morning and it wasn't busy so easy to look at the exhibits. Would definitely... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I must admit that this is not a great museum, but the History of London is rich enough to make up for the poor exhibition quality. I particularly like the part on Victorian London even though it is a bit tacky, you'll see what I mean. There are guided walking tours every so often that provide interesting insights that you... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I am afraid this was not a pleasant visit. The first lot of exhibits seem to be mostly flints. Interesting I am sure but SO many? Also some of the lights on exhibits were not lit and in very dark areas too and I am not sure I felt the dark was necessary. I enjoyed the Victorian areas, the shops... More

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