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Museum of London

#48 of 1,514 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 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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Lovely museum but don't bother with Santa's Grotto

This us a great Museum for children, with lots of hands on/interactive experiences. We visited the Great Fire of London exhibition and my six year old granddaughter and I both... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This us a great Museum for children, with lots of hands on/interactive experiences. We visited the Great Fire of London exhibition and my six year old granddaughter and I both enjoyed it. However, our visit to Santa was a real disappointment - there was a Dickensian walk but it was not decorated for Christmas. We waited behind a rope to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I allowed 3 hours for this visit but it wasn't enough time. A fascinating display of London's past. Easy to walk around with helpful staff, a cafe if you need a break and best of all - its free

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In our first visit in several years, we were delighted to find the re-arranged museum exhibits presented London's vast history in coherent, informative venues, with more emphasis on recent history and inclusiveness, yet retaining the great displays from previously. It's much more kid-friendly yet still quite informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent & Free museum. Contains a superb history of the founding and history of London, including the Great Fire of London in 1666. Not too far of a walk from Tube Station but entrance to museum is a serpentine walk and the exit back can be a bit confusing, so take note of landmarks.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want to know London, what actually it was, how it evolved and how it became what it is now, then a must GO destination. The exhibits are great and show the journey London made. I never knew many such facts - it is a great place for history lover!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were quite simply blown away by our visit. The history of London over thousands of years is such a clever, creative and interesting exhibition. Top marks and worth more than one visit to take it all in.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I particularly wanted to see the exhibition on the Fire of London, which was good, but enjoyed some of the other galleries more. A guide showing the layout would have been useful (possibly available but I didn't see one). Some great exhibits and interactive displays. A couple of cafes to choose from too. Free admission except to special exhibitions.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place for an education on London. Very interactive, great for kids. Not laid out very well, as I kept going from one time line to another, but I figured it out.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Small museum with a basic set of displays, which can be viewed in under two hours. Enjoyed seeing the golden carriage up close. A lot of school children attending and traveling in large enough groups to prevent you from navigating the displays easily.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Never having been here, I took my 17 year old nephew to see the Great Fire Of London Exhibition within the Museum. This was a fascinating and informative exhibition and worth every penny. The layout was easy and not too much heavy stuff to read. Just basic solid information and bullet points to guide you round. So very well done.... More 


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