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Museum of London

Address: 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, England (City of London)
Phone Number: 44 0 20 7001 9844
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Ranked #53 of 2,399 things to do 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...
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Type: History museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Fascinating walk through history, very well laid out and a lot of space to walk round and see the exhibits. The only downside was the labels and font size they were too small and badly positioned in some areas making them difficult to read. The labels should be higher and a readable font size. It was a very informative experience... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I'd overlooked this museum and hadn't been on several trips to London. But my kids were found Romans and the great fire of London at school so it seemed a good time to go. We were not disappointed. The displays and the information captivated them and it was thoroughly worthwhile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I loved the way the story of London was told chronologically, particularly the later history of London. It was really well laid out, also enjoyed looking at the small exhibition on Paddington (bear!) One of the highlights for me was the feature on the London 2012 Olympic cauldron, it was really interesting to hear the secrets behind it!

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This museum shows the history of London, from archeology's earliest information, up through the 20th century. It's a city with such a long past, that it's got interesting things to show for every period. Check out how the Romans lived while they were in London, see a model of the original St. Paul's cathedral, get a feel for the devastation... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I had a fun time at the Museum of London. There is lots to see and a nice atmosphere. I'd recommend it very much.

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woking
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We were able to spend 2 hours at this atmospheric and interesting museum.Mainly extremely good but some of the interactive fatiures were not working .Well worth a visit , especially that relating to sailors

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Suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is off the beaten track but just behind St. Pauls and next to the Barbican. Great history of London from Romans to present .Lots for kids of all ages and story tellers giving live performances. Good cafe facilities and pub/restaurant next door.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great medium size museum. It was slightly better and more engaging for our 10 year old than for our 8 year old. But then there was a story telling session for free, so the 8 year old did have something they could do. It's interesting to see a specific geography as a way cut through history, rather... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I must admit that my wife and I decided to visit this museum because we were killing time waiting for a train and it was free. What an unexpected delight.The building itself is lovely and has a nice giftshop and cafe. The concept of the museum is the evolution of the City of london throughout the ages.This is conveyed through... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Visited with my 5 and 11 year olds. Unfortunately it was the Monday after the half-term holiday (teacher training day!) so there wasn't any additional holiday activities for the kids. I had printed off the age-driven activity packs so we did spend a bit of time doing these. There is quite a lot here but not so much hands-on activities... More 

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