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Museum of London

#58 of 2,387 things to do in London
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Address: 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, England
Phone Number: 44 0 20 7001 9844
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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much underpromoted gem in London's free museums

Loved this place - a history of London from 3500BC to current. That's a huge amount of info so don't expect degree level info on each era but as an engaging, informative and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Loved this place - a history of London from 3500BC to current. That's a huge amount of info so don't expect degree level info on each era but as an engaging, informative and managable walk through history it's excellent. So much attention has gone into making this interactive - the Victorian Street was great (somewhere between entering a Dickens set... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Sherlock exhibit was fun and informative. The regular exhibits detailing the Roman past of London was excellent. Also liked the section on black plague and the great fire.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best museums I have ever been to anywhere in the world. You are taken on a sequential journey from the dawn of permanent settlements and organised farming in the neolithic era all the way to the present day and the 2012 Olympic Cauldron. Each exhibit is packed with fascinating artifacts that really bring to life... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I've been to the British Museum many times since I was little and though it seems to have changed somewhat it's still basically the same museum I remember from childhood and it's still a fairly disappointing experience. The Lord Mayor's Coach is still there - only now much more boringly displayed. The Great Fire of London exhibit with Pepys' diary... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Took a 7 year old and whilst it's interesting, it's more educational than an "experience". Useful if learning about London at school

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Incredibly interesting museum, I can't believe I've been living in London for over two years and hadn't been...There's something fascinating about this great city for all kinds of interests, ages, and tastes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We visited the Museum of London yesterday and had a great lunch followed by a totally fascinating 3 hours walking around the museum. There was so much to see we will be going back, simply brilliant!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Visited recently to kill some time prior to a trip to Wembley and was pleasantly surprised. Exhibits are fresh and imaginative; informative for adults yet still diverting for chlidren. Loved the Newgate prison cell and the 2012 Olympic exhibit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I mostly went for the Sherlock Holmes exhibit, and was not disappointed. Did not have enough time to look at everything in the main museum, but the chronological layout helped to envision the way London has expanded and developed. The Victorian street was fairly cliched and rather a disappointment; I'd hoped for something more atmospheric, but it was still well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We always go the Museum of London when visiting the city and recently took our grand daughter. She thoroughly enjoyed the varied displays with the highlights being the prehistoric times, the Victorian Walk, Fire of London, modern times and Roman areas. We were fortunate to pick up on a guide who was explaining the black death eras and also the... More 

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