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Museum of London

#47 of 1,501 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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Went to special exhibition on Great Fire of London today with 5 year old grandson. We both found it fascinating and he was very engaged by various activities: dressing up... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to special exhibition on Great Fire of London today with 5 year old grandson. We both found it fascinating and he was very engaged by various activities: dressing up, listening to letters being read (encouraged by buttons to press but he did later retell some of events he had heard), choosing what to take with him when he fled... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I titled this as hidden, as its position is not on the normal tourist trail, but worth the slight detour. Barbican is the nearest tube station. A bargain at free entry considering it will take a couple of hours to get run down. A good insight into the history of London and how it's changed over the ages, and especially... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Only problem with this place....finding the entrance.....it is on the second floor and really rather elusive. Good cafeterias.....often crowded.....Did not have nearly enough time to see what we wanted......well laid out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Despite the museum being situated within a very modern building, in the centre of a traffic island, this place has everything you want to know about the history of London which is central to the history of England. We have been two or three times for the purpose of seeing the special exhibitions. On this occasion it was t see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We found Jenny to be a very informative interesting guide. She was able to engage all members of our party

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We chose this museum because of my husband's interest in the history of the Roman's in England. This is a great resource for the history of London going back as far as 450,000 BC! Very interesting. There is also a large section devoted to the Victorian Era. Excellent museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum deserves to be better known. Easy to find with good tube connections. First class modern museum with interesting walk through the time line of London's history. There's a special exhibition on at the moment about "The Great Fire of London". A lot of children are doing this at school at the moment, so it is very popular.

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Came here to see the exhibition 'fire fire' unfortunately we couldn't get into it. I looked on line the night before we went, and there was loads of tickets left so didn't think we needed to book....however we did! But there was some art to do and a film so my kids didn't notice. Lots of small exhibitions on and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my year 3 class here for our stone age topic. This section was great. Lots of artifacts all in order. Spacious and well laid out. Very informative. Didn't get to look around the rest of the museum unfortunately.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Museums of Cities have a hard job capturing the spirit of the place as well as the history but the MofL does this incredibly well. They have changing exhibitions highlighting particular aspects of London's historic and cultural identity, from Roman Occupation to the Fire of London to the pomp and ceremony associated with the city being the seat of the... More 

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