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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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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
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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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History, History, History

You need a whole day to do this musuem justice. Takes you from prehistoric London to Roman Londinium to modern times. Great displays, interactive items, and lots of reading.

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Wellington, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You need a whole day to do this musuem justice. Takes you from prehistoric London to Roman Londinium to modern times. Great displays, interactive items, and lots of reading.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A visiting member of the family visiting from Australia suggested this new exhibition at the Museum of London. Although the museum itself is free this special exhibition is not. Fire ! Fire ! is incredibly child friendly so ideal for families with children of all ages or school groups. We enjoyed the exhibition and learned something but personally I prefer... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a good quality museum but I find it boring because I am not interested in that kinds of thing but I think anyone coming from abroad would love it.

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Dagenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our trip to this museum was a last minute decision and well worth it. It has so much going on and, as we're especially interested in the Roman period, was excellent with lots to see. A good few hours spent wandering around looking at fascinating exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the best museum for me here in London. Not crowded and place not so huge but still needs ample time to go through all of it so to understand/appreciate the history of the city.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a lovely snapshot of various eras of London life. I particularly love the Victorian streets reproduction. This is my favourite museum in London, without a doubt.

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

It was for my office Christmas do that we were here, so the actual museum we only saw briefly but the exhibits that were open were informative and easy to understand. All the staff were very informative and helpful if you have any questions

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They are going to build a new museum and are currently in a fund raising mode to do so. There collection is larger than they can display.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum has so much to offer the tourist. It is a place where you can put the city within the context of history and its story is an important one. Go to St. Paul's underground station and follow the signpost along St. Martin's le Grand for a few hundred metres. The museum is situated, unlikely, in the centre of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the kids (8, 12, 13) to the Louvre, Versailles, British Museum, and Tower of London, but this was their favorite. The other museums are, of course, incredible, but this museum had interactive things that they all learned from and really enjoyed. The other museums can be overwhelming, but I think this one was just right. I'm not sure... More 

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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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