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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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Ranked #89 of 1,096 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This free museum was more than we had hoped. The kids loved participating in the various scavenger hunts. There was a lot to see and discover. Well done!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This museum is one of the best I have certainly attended. Great value, and holds your interest by not being too overbearing. A very informative place charting the history of London, definitely worth a visit for the family. Great set up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We had a great time in the museum, you can learn/know a lot with a guide as we did. It has all kinds of samples: small, big, new, old, paintings, cars, toys, machines, street old style recreation. You must do it!

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

close to st pauls tube, or bus from king edward st lots to see, free entry and only £1 for a map which we didn't really need we thought kids loved fire of london display and artifacts from previous in london has its own picnic room and handy lockers that only cost £1 saves you lugging your gear around, could... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I didn't expect much from this place. We were living right across from it for a while so I decided one day to just go and check it out. Can't hurt since it's free. This place was a lot better than I anticipated. To be honest I don't really care about the ancient history of London, but the displays were... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

I have been to London a number of times, yet had never checked out this museum. It's very easy to get to, within blocks of the St. Paul's station. The museum is free, and you can easily spend several hours there. The museum explores the area and the city starting in prehistoric times thru current. A lot of great information,... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is such a good museum and we were so surprised at how informative and interesting it is. We were there for three hours and only managed the Romans, Victorians and Twentieth century. Can't wait to go back to see the rest and would definitely recommend it for a good afternoon out for all ages. And best of all it... More

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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A must see for history and artifact lovers! The museum is sectioned into cultures and worth taking time out and going for a tour!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I took my two kids here (11 & 7) and we all really enjoyed it. There are plenty of interactive elements to keep the kids interested and a good amount of video. One minor niggle was how poor the touch screens are throughout, you really have to press again and again to get them working but this is being a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is an interesting museum that gives an overview of the history of London from cave man times to the present. It is not perfect but they do a good job of appealing to adults as well as children. Worth a visit. Nice that it is not too crowded like most other museums in London.

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