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Museum of London

150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, England
44 0 20 7001 9844
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As featured in London for free
Ranked #87 of 1,108 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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Suffolk, UK
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Had an afternoon free in London and we had been to most of the other landmarks over the years so wanted something different. Found this on tripadvisor and was so glad we visited. It is free to get in but we gave a generous donation on the way out as it was so good. I don't particularly like history but... More

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Figueira da Foz, Portugal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I really enjoy the time spent at this museum. That's not the tipically tourist museum, since it's all about the history of London and UK in general. However, it tells a story since the beginning of London since the 20th Century. Personally, I recomend this museum if you have some time to spent in London, because you can spent there... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Got interested in this museum after watching an episode of time team on TV which featured a lot of exhibits of Roman Britain, I was not disappointed and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It's free admission bonus, so give it a try if history is your interest.

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I've been to London quite a few times over the past years but only on this last trip did I make it to the Museum of London. Yes, it is free. But really, it is a terrific way to take a trip through history using the narrow lens of one city. The pre-history display was intriguing and one could spend... More

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N Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Located near the Roman city wall and less than 10mins walk from Barbican tube station this is well worth a visit. Smaller than the more well-known museums meaning your feet don't tire as easily! It centres around the history of London through the ages including Bronze Age, Roman, Medieval with lots of excavated finds including animals, humans, pottery, statues, jewellery.... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Museum of London. While not as large as the British Museum, the Museum of London does a superb job of putting artifacts into context and telling the story of the city from pre-historic times through today. I would say that a visit to London is incomplete without at least a half-day at the... More

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Aboyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A really interesting little museum packed with exhibits from London's beginnings to the present day. We didn't have much time to look into everything, so I would recommend setting aside 1-2 hours. Lots of opportunities for interaction. Favourite exhibits were the model shops and the 2012 Olympic Cauldron. This museum is well worth a visit (especially as it is free)!

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Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A fun visit! I went on my first day in London, so I got a great overview of the city's history right away. Quite focussed on social/cultural history, which was a bit disappointing for me as I was more interested in architectural history, but still a great museum! Recommended in anyone interested in history or looking to learn a bit... More

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Birmingham
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Great contemporary exhibits as well as more historic pieces tracing London back to woolly mammoths, ice plains, and exotic animals we never associate with the capitol or England generally. Spacious, welcoming (with lockers to leave your luggage/bags to enjoy the experience better). Great exhibits on costume, history including the black death, fire of london, and of course 2012 as well... More

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Castleford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Very interesting you can learn loads from this place and free donations accepted.Will definately go back

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