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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 #81 of 1,084 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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Nacogdoches, TX
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I found this museum a bit harder to find than other museums in London, but it was so worth the effort. This museum takes you on a tour of London from prehistoric times until present day London. There are some impressive models of London back in the day (especially the model of the Great Fire of London), which I found... More

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

As you approach the museum you see pieces of the old Roman wall...and that is just the start. Lots of interesting exhibits of London through the ages. Well presented...and FREE!!!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Got off at the wrong underground station (should have chosen St Pauls) so ended up with less time here than we'd hoped. Also found it hard to get to even when we could see it. We used an escalator inside an adjacent building but I suppose there must be other ways to get there. Got totally involved in the exhibits... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The museum has a lot of information relating to the 'birth' of London. Many of the displays are very good especialy the models, but the rooms are confusing and there is no designated path around the exhibition relating to the timescales. Some of the rooms are cramped and dark and with some visitors who linger you cannot see the exhibits.... More

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