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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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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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Fascinating insight into thousands of years of history

The Museum of London has a rather peculiar location, in the middle of a roundabout, which does rather dictate its size and arrangement. It's not hard to find: a little bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Hook, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Museum of London has a rather peculiar location, in the middle of a roundabout, which does rather dictate its size and arrangement. It's not hard to find: a little bit north of St Paul's Cathedral. The Museum covers both the history and the prehistory of the London area. Things are arranged chronologically and the spiral layout of the permanent... More 

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Braintree
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited this Museum specifically to see the current exhibition "The Crime Museum Uncovered". Well worth the visit with artefacts from crimes over the past century and a half, Highly recommended

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited this Museum with the kids over the Christmas break. It had not been our intended destination but we had a couple of hours to kill. It was the favourite part of a fun packed day which included Churros with Chocolate outside of the Tate Modern. The museum is very well laid out and the exhibits are well maintained... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I work for a homeless charity and took a group of adults here for the day. Some were originally from London some not but all of them loved it. It's really well thought out and laid out. I particularly loved the Victorian Street and the Blitz film but all of it was fantastic. My and the groups only complaint is... More 

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Nailsea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a fascinating trip .It went right back to the beginning of the Met.There was a general exhibition of police registers including the physical details of the criminals together with death masks which were used in the study of phrenology . The exhibition then went on to show a major crime from each of the suceeding decades this included... More 

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Thank Tim s
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went on a Sunday after Saturday was sold out. Too many people and too many exhibits in the given space. Felt like an "old style" museum with lots of reading and no inter-activity. (Might be tricky to do, given the content.) Perhaps concentrating more in-depth on how some of the cases were solved could have made it more interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited the Museum of London to see the Met Police Museum exhibition. My daughter is in the MET and was keen for us to see this exhibition. She said it does not include anything too horrible and she was right! It was very interesting, and showed some cases and a bit of history about how the police force has developed.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This review is based specifically on the special trip I made to see the Crime Exhibition. Firstly it was very overpriced when you take into account the actual exhibits, and the time spent in the rooms. I was shocked at the £15 per ticket price, especially as there were no price information boards or really any information at all as... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

and we couldn't even go through it all, have to visit again in 2016. We didn't even go to the special exhibition didn't have the feet for it, next time better shoes, more time and the rest will be gone through - love love love

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is a great place to spend a rainy day, I often take fellow guests here before we explore the local area. The museum covers a wide range of subjects and clearly explains the intricacies of the City of London. Would highly recommend to both the avid historian and general tourist.

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