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Museum of London

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Address: 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, England
Phone Number: 44 0 20 7001 9844
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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fantastic museum to know the entire history of the London city, beautiful exposition separated by time ih history. and is free

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2012
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

i was really looking forward to visiting the museum of london, unfortunatley it did not live up to my hopes of being an exciting day. The museum was mainly dull and uninteresting, very cramped and very little room to move around. I would not visit again as there are far better museums in london.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

fantastic museum to know the entire history of the London city, beautiful exposition separated by time ih history. and is free

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Another fantastic free museum (but they ask for a donation). This is listed as one of the top 10 museums for kids in London. We went with our 2 children (4 and 7) and we all enjoyed it. There are different sections for each of the history periods. You could easily just do the bits that are of interest if... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

We visited the museum with our sons (8,6) as we happened to be passing, and it's free! It's not the nicest looking building externally, but we really enjoyed our visit. My 8 year old son later commented that he had learnt a lot from the museum (!), with a lot of things that he didn't previously know about London! Well... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Very good little exhibition. Well written notes to accompany the exhibits. particularly interesting to read about 'Burking' and the effects of the murder of the Italian boy

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

The museum is laid out well, going through the history of London in a timeline. We found ut very informative and interesting. The only downside is they charge a lot of money for the special exhibitions. If you are walking from the Barbican tube station make sure you use the Skywalk

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

This is really interesting as you go you go through time until the present time. There is a fashion exhibition through times Children can try on items of clothing and there are hands on things for them to do as well

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

This place is worth a visit on a dull wet day .... quite informative and free to visit. There are two coffee shops. The only thing you pay for are the special exhibitions, that seemed to be a little on the expensive side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Definately worth a visit, Very interactive and loads to see, great way to spend a few hours. Proper history of London

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Not perhaps as well advertised as some of the more well-known museums in London but as worthy of a visit as any of the rest. Lots to see and would be great for children as much as adults, there were groups of school-children visiting while I was there and they all seemed to be enjoying it. Such a variety of... More 

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