Museum of London

Museum of London: Hours, Address, Museum of London Reviews: 4.5/5

Museum of London
4.5
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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 (galleries close at 5.40pm). Closed 24-26 December.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: City of London
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.
How to get there
  • St. Paul's • 4 min walk
  • Barbican • 4 min walk
Popular mentions

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380
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WG
London, UK7 contributions
Great museum!
Nov 2021 • Family
Had a great time visiting the Museum of London as part of a quick tour of the sights of the Great Fire of London - the museum has an interesting section on this event. Some really fascinating things to see as the museum takes you through London across the ages, from prehistoric times to modern day
Written November 29, 2021
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TartanWanderer
England, UK3,732 contributions
Nice place to visit
Nov 2021 • Couples
This is a very good museum to come to. It is free but they ask for donations - fair enough! Lots of good stuff on Romans, plague, great fire etc.
Written November 28, 2021
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GrimsbyMariner15
Grimsby, UK232 contributions
Great attraction
Nov 2021 • Couples
A free day in London so we headed for museum of London and what an interesting time we had . So much to see -prehistoric, Roman, Medieval London, Plague and Great Fire plus London as it evolved from 1850’s to the present day. A must for everyone, families, adults and schools.
Written November 19, 2021
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Virgil H
21 contributions
Good , enjoyable couple of hours
Oct 2021
What a great place. The bigger museums have lots from around the world, which is fine, but this concentrates on this little part of the world alone, so really good ‘in depth’ stuff. As a lady next to me said - it’s all our stuff, our history’ spot on I reckon.
Great artefacts and layers upon layers of history of right where you are standing. Refreshing too as no ‘woke’ stuff, just London as was and as is.
About the right size.
Only - No seats in the public areas at all. Nice to rest your bones sometimes and take it in.
Written November 3, 2021
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wanderer_scotland
West Kilbride, UK1,197 contributions
Easily the best museum in London.
Nov 2021
Have visited most the museums in the city and have to say that this is easily the best one.

Had booked a weekend away in London with my wife, but we had left booking things to do until rather late, so was a case of finding anything.

After doing a art gallery, we were in the mood for trying out a museum, and the Museum of London took our fancy.

Free entry and they had loads of spaces for booking, so decided upon this.

Takes you through the whole history of London, and something that you think will keep a hour at the most will probably end up taking up your whole afternoon, as we were almost 3 hours here.

Great set up and really interesting, and does not leave you bored at any point as the exhibitions reflect the periods and thus it changes feel and look around every corner.

Very mush worth looking into if down in London and looking for something to do that will entertain the whole family.
Written November 2, 2021
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Adrian R
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK55 contributions
Excellent & interesting museum
Oct 2021
Lots of interesting material about London through the ages .
Well worth a visit & another fantastic free day out .
Written October 25, 2021
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MerseysideTinkerbell
Merseyside, UK4,110 contributions
Different things to see here that is from London
Jul 2021
We came here as we havent been to this museum and feel that it is likely to be a lesser known museum in London but it has things that relate to the history of London itself. It was quite busy though saying that when we visited in July 2021 bearing in mind that there were not many tourists in London due to covid. It was an interesting few hours spent here. Worth a visit.
Written October 19, 2021
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ElleMac1
30 contributions
Little gem
Oct 2021
This is well worth a visit. Really well planned and interesting museum in my view. Starts out a little show (unless you're a big fan of rocks!) but then takes you through the roman era, Middle Ages, Victorian age and then up to the 20th century. Great mix of educational information and entertainment. Loved some of the 'stalls' and the London 2012 games exhibition is intriguing and inspiring. Also enjoyed a free tour, wish I had had time to stay for more
Written October 15, 2021
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Avux99
Cheshire, UK433 contributions
The making of London
May 2021 • Solo
Good museum with some eclectic stuff in it! Cromwell’s Death Mask. Samuel Pepys’ plate. Nelson’s Sword of Honour. Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee Bonnet. For free admission, you can’t knock it really. I supported the museum by purchasing from the shop. The museum is moving away from its current site next to the Barbican soon.
Written October 8, 2021
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Derek M
29 contributions
Great Museum, Remarkable History
Oct 2021 • Family
What a great museum, telling the story of London over the millenia. London has a fascinating history and the museum captures the timeliness very well. The most interesting area for.me was that section devoted to the 1666 Great Fire: completely fascinating.

The museum is well laid out and has friendly staff. It is also free to enter which, for London, is unbelievable.

Great day out and highly recommended.
Written October 6, 2021
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