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Museum of London

150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, England
44 0 20 7001 9844
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Ranked #84 of 1,100 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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Chester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Free to enter. Not as crowded as the more popular museums. Well worth a visit as didn't get chance to see past The Victorian Era. Would like to return

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Stopped on route on our walk from St Paul's a friend had recommended the museum to us The exhibition takes you through time from Prehistoric exhibits to modern times The 2012 Olympic cauldron display is also a must showing all the moulds and how they were made So much to see there Excellent friendly staff well worth a visit

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Calgary
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This was an excellent, hands on museum about the great city of London and its history. It kept 2 adults and 3 teenagers engaged for 2.5 hours. Great location, take the Barbican tube stop and then a 3-4 minute walk. A great stop in the first day or two of your trip to London.

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Masterton, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I regret having overlooked submitting a review of this wonderful attraction as we visited the museum in 2010. At that time the museum was about to open a new exhibition room and we were asked to preview it. This is a 'must' to visit and well worth a return visit. We were very impressed with the exibits and the staff... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

The exhibits take you through the history of London from prehistoric through modern times. I found the exhibits on Roman London, the plague and the fire the most interesting. The 2012 Olympic Cauldron was also a great exhibit. My children made it through the entire museum and learned quite a bit.

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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

And free!!! Which moves the Museum of London into the top ten things to do with kids in London. Lots and lots of things to see and touch. My husband moves through museums at his own speed as he likes to stop and read about what is displayed. My boys, not so much, they are more of a what can... More

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Indianapolis
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Visited the Museum of London last year (2013) in August. It was fascinating. I had been there 20 years earlier--and what a difference 20 years make! :) I remember really enjoying the museum back in 1991--and it is even better now. You learn so much history--be sure to give yourself sufficient time to see everything--I think we spent about three... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Having lived and worked in London for years I was surprised to stumble across this museum. The excitement starts before you even arrive as the architecture and design is unique. Once inside there is just so much to see, and it is so easy to get round, the flow around the building works well and there is plenty of room... More

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Seattle, Washington
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We have never been to this Museum is very worth going to see and we will be going back next year on our return.

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Surrey
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Not far from St Paul's Cathedral, I'm surprised that this museum is not known by many visitors to the city. Admission is free, though there is a charge for occasional special exhibitions. The history of London is traced from the beginning of time to the present day. Don't spend too long on the very early part, as there is much... More

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