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Museum of London

#47 of 1,552 things to do in London
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Address: 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7001 9844
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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
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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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Great museum

Many fascinating artefacts which take you through the history of London. Currently there is a Fire of London exhibition running but at £13.50 per adult this seemed overpriced! If... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Many fascinating artefacts which take you through the history of London. Currently there is a Fire of London exhibition running but at £13.50 per adult this seemed overpriced! If they charged £5 each we'd have been tempted (perhaps a need to rethink these prices??!) The exhibits are easily viewed and takes you around without the need of a map; also... More 

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Derby
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent time in here seeing the London of ordinary people and not the London of landmarks and tourism. Good exhibits. Only downside was that it was half term and lots of youngsters were not really engaged.

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Mountain View, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great experience. This museum is a real gem and I cannot wait to visit again soon. Great exhibits that track the historical evolution of an amazing city. It was so interesting and educational for adults and children. Fantastic and friendly staff and a really nice restaurant. The entire family enjoyed our time at this wonderful museum

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good museum in the center of London. Easily done in a couple of hours. Ten minutes walk from Liverpool station. The museum is set up in a series of rooms thrmed to particular periods in history. I especially liked the prehistoric and roman displays - lots of flints, swords and the like. It also does cultural history from more recent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is all about London. The history of London is very amazing. It talks about everything in London: prehistory of London, Roman age in London, The great fire of London and many more. Really interesting!

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Thank Mohammadreza K
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

love it. the use of technology from another era, the earliest use of film , photographs and moving, to show us london way back when. i could soend a lot of time here.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came across this just after arriving in London whilst looking for so here to get breakfast loads to see some great photo opportunities took a good couple of hours looking round great place

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we visited the museum on Friday 10th Feb the staff were very helpful and displays were excellent we really enjoyed seeing the Olympic torchand the Victorian streets and shop displays.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

See how much skilled labour / industrial knowledge has been lost with a shift to a services economy / how culture has changed in London over the last 100 yrs. Great for old and young - if you can get them to put their iPhone down for a second and realise there is life beyond Snapchat :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There's always something interesting to see, whatever period of history interests you. Sit in the replica thirties cinema and watch vintage footage of the city, see original vehicles, experiences from the second world war, the fire of London. A great place to visit anytime

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