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“walk into history”
Review of Museum of London

Museum of London
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Private Custom Tour: London in a Day
Ranked #111 of 1,795 things to do in London
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 21, 2013

This has to be one of the best museums I've been to with a school group. The online material is great and really helps you get an idea of what there is to see.
The displays are engaging for a wide range of age-groups. The size of the museum is not overwhelming. My only reservations regard the prehistoric section, which didn't really grab me.

Thank ver0nix
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"victorian street"
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"cheapside hoard"
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"pre history"
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"roman wall"
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"olympic cauldron"
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"stone age"
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"black death"
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"chronological order"
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"interesting exhibits"
in 75 reviews
"all ages"
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"special exhibition"
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"on display"
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

The history of London presented in really interesting ways.large parts written or narrated by young people. Nice cafe and changing displays.

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Reviewed April 20, 2013

And completely FREE! This was my first stop on my one week vacation here in London. I spent so much time there, my son actually texted me to see if I was still alive. It really made the history of the city come alive. I particularly enjoyed how they had school children interpret history and make it relevant to their own lives through sculptures and videos. (eg,"where we now use facebook and twitter, the Romans used a different type of tablet").

If I had to pick one thing that made the museum so special was that it actually allowed one to feel/sense history. I could get up close and see the fine knitting that made up a medieval sock. The clothing samples, furntiure and crumbling walls were all curated with care. Let's not forget the remnants of the ancient wall that used to surround the city of London sitting right outside. The interviews with people that lived through the Blitz were simply haunting, especially since no matter where you sat in that room, you were forced to view them through a bomb that was suspended from the ceiling-bravo. A must see museum!

Thank sazoram
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

We visited the museum to see the Olympic experience, having read a review in a national paper. it was not as big an exhibition as we were led to believe. What is there is good, but not worth the journey, if that is all you want to see.
The paper featured the Michael Caine exhibition, which had an entry fee attached - but when we got there, it was free and most enjoyable.
So one was a little disappointing and the other, an unexpected bonus.
The museum however, is worth a trip on it's own.

Thank Wendy J
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Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

Had been told that Tom Daleys trunks were in an Olympic exhibition! Not sure this should have been advertised as the rest of the Olympic exhibition consisted of some sick bags!!!
Despite this disappointment, the rest of the displays were interesting and well put together.
Probably wouldn't re-visit but certainly worth a visit on a rainy day.

Thank Yeralc
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