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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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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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Wonderful history lesson of London

This was an excellent free activity while we were in the area, the displays were interesting and quite informative / illustrative, although most of the items were replicas or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

This was an excellent free activity while we were in the area, the displays were interesting and quite informative / illustrative, although most of the items were replicas or reconstructions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

This is the most amazing attraction from the little shop to the regular exhibits to the specials. Even the cafés are good and not overly priced for the Capital. I went specifically to see the Sherlock Holmes exhibition but stayed for the free exhibitions and will be back to see more. If I have a small criticism it is that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We ended up here at the weekend whilst walking from Moorgate to Farringdon on account of the Circle/HammersmithCity/Metropolitan line being down. The London Museum was the half way point of this walk and I had always wanted to give it a try. I found it to be another excellent FREE attraction for which London has to offer. If you are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Museum of London is an interesting stop on the museum circuit. The building is quite new and modern and is pleasant to walk around. Particularly interesting was the interactive light show illustrating the past, present and future of various topics affecting London. There was a Santa's grotto when we were there, but it was victim to a very strange policy.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

It's good to see a museum based on the chronological history of the city you're in, it's an obvious concept once you've thought of it but unusual, in my experience. As another reviewer said, you could happily spend all day here. Any museum which runs from prehistoric aurochs through to Paddington Bear and Sherlock Holmes is a creative winner in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I am a regular visitor to the Museum of London, spending an hour or so each time enjoying a different section of this fascinating exhibition, followed by lunch in the cafe. The main collections deserve to be revisited in stages; there is just so much to learn about ourselves and our ancestors from prehistoric times to the present day. If... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the Roman London exhibit but beyond that it seemed a bit spartan and lacklustre. Lovely building and free, so can't complain! Worth a visit just for the lovely ambience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Our first visit to the museum of London and loved it, can't believe we haven't been before. It was great to follow London's history from prehistoric times through to the current day. The great variety of ways that the displays and information are given, is amazing and fascinating. We spent several hours there and still didn't take everything in, we... More 

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Kings Lynn England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Interest wherever you looked....masterly display and explanations Good restaurant for snacks or lunch

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I've been to the Museum of London 3 or 4 times in the last year and there is always more to see. I've loved the Roman finds since childhood and now I enjoy revisiting them like old friends, along with the fascinating exhibition of how the London area changed and developed in prehistoric times. It is easy to spend a... More 

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