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Museum of London

#46 of 1,434 things to do in London
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City of 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

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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This is quite a large museum and many things to see. It starts of findings from the early days in London and surrounding area up to the present day. It takes quite a while to see... read more

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is quite a large museum and many things to see. It starts of findings from the early days in London and surrounding area up to the present day. It takes quite a while to see and read everything but worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not too crowded, again free which is great and it gives a nice simple tour of the cities history. Interactive as well and a place school aged kids would enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited the Museum with my two daughters (8 & 11) as the younger one is about to learn about Romans in the school year ahead. We all found the Museum interesting with lots of well laid out artifacts. The Roman section provided lots of information which was just right. We also enjoyed the London 2012 Cauldron area and Lord... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

a fantastic day. with everything you need to know about british history. but as i have said before about FREE museums. they should be FREE. not have to pay for extra shows. the great fire of london will cost you £13 but you can see just as much for free in the normal exhibition. so my advise would be not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Despite having lived in London for several years, I had never heard of this museum until I saw it on TripAdvisor. We visited on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon and were pleasantly surprised that it wasn't too crowded. There are about nine exhibits with various artifacts, videos and models to look at as you wander round. We thought the museum offered... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Three hours well spent. An interesting and informative museum with many interesting exhibits and some fun ones.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I live London and expected a more sassy display of buzz info about here and now as well as history. But I was a little disappointed when I went. Hope it's updated its story of this great city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very well set out with the timeline in various different aspects for the first half in the first areas including causes and wrongful blame attributed. This was followed by specifics; melted glass, tiles, crockery, wood, grave goods etc. Lack of or no fire fighting equipment or inefficient. Inception of fire insurance, rebuilding with no wood allowed. Wrens plans for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whichever period of history you are interested in, this museum can be fascinating. The fire of London artefacts are compelling, but all the artefacts are well labelled and interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited twice to be able to see everything. What a fabulous place. The displays take you from prehistoric times right up to modern day. There are fascination interactive displays as well as static ones.

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From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighborhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighborhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
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