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Museum of London

150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, England
44 0 20 7001 9844
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Ranked #82 of 1,112 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

My family walked through the museum for 3 hours. we all loved. Good tour guide. Rather show pleasing

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We are Londoners born and bred, although we have now moved away and visit a couple of times a year. We know and love the city and have visited the Museum of London many times over the years and never tire of it. We called in the other day while on a London visit and again were impressed by the... More

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Victoria, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This is a good place to visit on a first day. Not only does it provide loads of interesting information about London's evolution as a major city, but it is also a more quiet and relaxing experience than some of the other, larger museums and sights. No fee but donations welcomed. Highly recommended.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Having already visited all the "big museums" I wanted to something a bit more unexpected. This museum brings you on an incredible journey from pre-history to modern London. It is incredibly well executed with enough points of interaction that will engage young and old. If you love London--or have even been curious about the secrets the city holds--you've got to... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Before I went I thought this museum would be relatively focused on promoting London. However it was much more diverse than that, even starting with pre London. The layout was interesting and interactive technology has been used a lot to great effect. We found the experience very interesting, as it seems to cater for all age groups and would appeal... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My father used to take us to to the Museum of London at least once a year but I hadn't been back since the £20m makeover. The make over has served it well and the layout of the exhibitions in chronological order makes for an interesting journey through history. There is nothing particularly high tech here but the items on... More

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Suffolk, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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