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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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London's thousands of years of history under one roof!

Everything about London you will find it here with its first class displays transport you back in time, absolutely fascinating. One of the best museums in the city, if not the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Everything about London you will find it here with its first class displays transport you back in time, absolutely fascinating. One of the best museums in the city, if not the country, even the world. The best bit has to be when you read about the Roman city wall you can look at its remain just outside the window! Where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is a small but amazing museum within London that depicts the history and settlement of London. It is free and open to the public year round. It is worth spending a couple of hours walking through it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Probably the best place to learn about London's history! Quite interactive, so there is no fear your kids will be bored ;) If you're there, right next to it you will find a small garden dedicated to those who sacrificed their lives to safe others'. It's a converted churchyard: small, very intimate, and there is a wall with their names... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is a very interesting museum showing great details of the history of London, I found there exhibits most interesting particularly Roman London or Londinium. Visit it - I will again and again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

If you are planning a trip to London, this is a MUST see museum. The history of London is traced from Roman times to the present. Wonderful artifacts and graphic displays. If your knowledge of London's beginnings are limited, this is the museum to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit, it full of interesting stuff, the London Mayor chariot chariot is splendorous. The recreated Victorian quarter is a must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Free (donate £5 for a great guide and a big smile from the staff).. Small but still two or 3 hours to walk around, as every corner has something to wow. The Lord Mayor's Gilt coach, the 2012 Olympic Flame Sculpture - or the old cars and shopping street. Café with slow service. £2 for a pot of tea, cheapest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

After visiting London many times I have never been to this museum and I'm so glad I've been. Really interesting exhibits showing how London has changed over time. Lots to see. Cafe was pricey, 2 coffees and 2 cakes £11 but that's London. Will definitely return here with my children.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A walk through of London as it was from the beginning of time. The immigration features were fascinating and war years. We will definitely return again soon as you couldn't take it all in on one visit. Every Londoner and Tourist should allow a day for this museum it is so good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A museum about the city of London from Roman times and the history of the London Wall. Free & quiet as it is not very well-known. Worth a visit if you are an history or London-buff, have spare time during your trip or are in the area, City of London.

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