We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Museum of London

#46 of 1,533 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
City of London
As featured in No Frills London and 3 other guides
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7001 9844
Website
Today
10:00 - 18:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$123.07*
and up
Private Custom Tour: London in a Day
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 4,116 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1917
    Excellent
  • 1052
    Very good
  • 231
    Average
  • 63
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Leave plenty of time

We arrived too late in the day to get a full benefit from this great museum, and spent too much time in the London Fire feature exhibit. Leave at least 2.5 hours. We were also... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Karen F
,
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

4,116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 3,288: English reviews
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Level Contributor
206 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived too late in the day to get a full benefit from this great museum, and spent too much time in the London Fire feature exhibit. Leave at least 2.5 hours. We were also disappointed that museum staff begins to clear out the exhibit halls by 5:40 for a 6 p.m. closing. But it is worth a visit, and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Karen F
Long Eaton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect on this visit. It was my first venture to the venue. It shows how London has changed from the year dot! It goes right the way through to modern day events and memorable parts of history. It's on three floors with one small cafe in the foyer are near the museum shop and the second... More 

Helpful?
Thank rescue193uk
Level Contributor
34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is awesome. It gives an excellent overview of how the area of London evolved over several thousand years. While the display on the Middle Ages is slightly disjointed and quite brief compared to others (I assume because this is covered at other attractions) it's well worth a visit. My personal favourite the Victorian shops. Lots of interactive displays... More 

Helpful?
Thank Miss Wheeler C
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really liked this museum, though I usually prefer the less high-tech type. My favorite part was definitely the Victorian Walk with the restored store-fronts and such. This place is honestly a must-see.

Helpful?
Thank DelayedScholar
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A well organised museum with lots to interest for young and old. Exhibits are much more 'tactile' than a few years ago and the displays now include the lives of ordinary Londoners rather than just former elites as is the want of most museums and galleries. It was just a pity that when we visited, because the (very expensive) Fire... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ken B
Level Contributor
214 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum of London is a museum which isn't in the national museum area of London but is still definitely worth visiting - it covers all the history of London from its founding up to the present day, and it has lots to see in terms of information and physical artifacts. A must do!

Helpful?
Thank Dunks961
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A fantastic place to visit again and again. New temporary exhibitions are always worth going to as well.

Helpful?
Thank Geoff P
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Surprised to find entry into museum was free. Needed to pay for some exhibitions. Would have liked to have seen one of these but limited by time. Very interesting and to see the children visiting and learning. Would recommend a visit.

Helpful?
Thank Jacqui T
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had not been here for years and we thoroughly enjoyed it, we walked around for 3.5 hours, it was all very interesting, London through the years. It has been done so very well.

Helpful?
Thank sandrafB7391QD
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum of London is an excellent place to visit in the first day or two of your visit. It provides an excellent overview of the city's history and British history more generally. You walk through the exhibits in chronological order as everyday objects (clothing, tools, toys, dishes, money, etc.) tell the story of the city. The exhibits were well... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Shtina S

Travellers who viewed Museum of London also viewed

 

Been to Museum of London? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Museum of London and other visitors
8 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Museum of London staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in City of London

Neighbourhood Profile
City of London
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.
Explore this neighbourhood