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Museum of London

#47 of 1,552 things to do in London
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Address: 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, England
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+44 20 7001 9844
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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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Brilliant history through time!

I love the layout of this museum - from oldest to most recent history of London. It flows well and there really is something for everyone. Its interactive, lots of variation so... read more

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Hastings, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

I love the layout of this museum - from oldest to most recent history of London. It flows well and there really is something for everyone. Its interactive, lots of variation so you can't get bored! Would recommend.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Me and my husband where very disappointed with the London museum. It was mainly all about the fire of London ( which you had to pay to see). There was nothing there about the Tudors, Jack the Ripper or the kray twins. When walking through we got to the part about the war then the next thing we was looking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have visited many time before and am always impressed by the standard of exhibition and interpretation. There is always something new and interesting to see. Great temporary exhibition of photographs and paintings of The Blitz, small but really well chosen items and lots of interest. Also enjoyed the Great Fire exhibition, interesting artefacts and stories put together for a wide... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love the Museum of London but I was really disappointed with Fire Fire. Great for kids from 4-8 but completely dumbed down for adults and teenagers. We all paid £12 each so I expected a bit more. The free bit of the museum is actually better and more informative on the Fire. I was hoping for more adult themes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely amazing so much to learn about our great city London the historic city that is London how they did everything back then just makes you think how easy life is now .Go learn about things you didn't know about one of the best city's in the world so much history.

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Go look for the London Cauldron display which has some of the remnants of the Cauldron from the games. Amazing!!!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Many fascinating artefacts which take you through the history of London. Currently there is a Fire of London exhibition running but at £13.50 per adult this seemed overpriced! If they charged £5 each we'd have been tempted (perhaps a need to rethink these prices??!) The exhibits are easily viewed and takes you around without the need of a map; also... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent time in here seeing the London of ordinary people and not the London of landmarks and tourism. Good exhibits. Only downside was that it was half term and lots of youngsters were not really engaged.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great experience. This museum is a real gem and I cannot wait to visit again soon. Great exhibits that track the historical evolution of an amazing city. It was so interesting and educational for adults and children. Fantastic and friendly staff and a really nice restaurant. The entire family enjoyed our time at this wonderful museum

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good museum in the center of London. Easily done in a couple of hours. Ten minutes walk from Liverpool station. The museum is set up in a series of rooms thrmed to particular periods in history. I especially liked the prehistoric and roman displays - lots of flints, swords and the like. It also does cultural history from more recent... 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 neighbourhoods. 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 neighbourhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of 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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