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“Cheapside Hoard”
Review of Museum of London

Museum of London
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Private Custom Tour: London in a Day
Ranked #112 of 1,815 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 November 1, 2013

This is a fascinating exhibition providing interactive displays along with interesting background information. It is well laid out too However unless you have perfect vision take a small torch as the lighting is poor and displays are lit from ceiling spots which when you stand in front of the display cast a shadow over the written descriptions. Very frustrating.

Security is high and you have to pay a pound to check your coat and any bags into a locker. They do provide a clear plastic bag for any valuables you wish to keep with you.

We had tea and cake in the cafe which was a little pricey but at least the profit goes to the museum. We did notice that the salads looked fresh and tasty, as did the wraps, bagels and baguettes.

Thank Susan E
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

The Museum of London was excellent. Just as you had seen enough 'Beginning' stuff you were on to the Romans and when you had seen enough Romans along came the Medievals and so on all the way up to exhibits from the 2012 London Olympic Opening Ceremony.Lunch in the cafe was lovely.
Fascinating Cheapside Hoard - we were pleased that we paid to see the exhibition. Do pick up a magnifying glass though. We had intended to spend a couple of hours and move on to something else but actually spent 5 and a half hours at the museum. ('we' is mum, dad, 13year old boy and 11 year old girl)

Thank Isobel G
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

The website said Create your own monster coat-of-arms, so we went. It turned out that wasn't the activity that day, it was monster pottery - even better as far as my five-year-old boy was concerned. He adored the exhibits and wanted to stay longer and definitely 'come back tomorrow'. Then we stumbled across storytelling and it was brilliant. Apart from all the wonderful permanent exhibits, my son got to make a monster, kill a monster and be a monster. And we will definitely be going back.

Thank SusannaMaroti
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Visited Museum of London today with children aged 8 and 11. Great couple of hours. Liked the idea it followed a timeline from ice age to present day. The children loved the interactive exhibits and films. We all loved The Victorian Street and Anglo saxon house. Well worth a visit.

Thank Dawn J
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Try this amazing London museum if you want to learn about the fantastic history of the city. It is completely free to enter, but a donation is appreciated to help with the upkeep of the building and fabulous collection.
It is very easy to find being a short walk from St. Paul's Underground station and has two excellent cafes providing refreshment to the hungry and thirsty culture seeker.
Two thousand years of history are well laid out, and the highlight of any tour being the Lord Mayor's Coach. - sadly missing on this occasion as it was being prepared for the Lord Mayor's Show in November.
Don't miss this off your London itinerary!

Thank leighb2000
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