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Museum of London

#47 of 1,557 things to do in London
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City of London
As featured in No Frills London and 3 other guides
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Address: 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7001 9844
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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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My little one had been learning about The Great Fire of London at school, when we saw this advertised we couldn't wait to visit. The exhibition is very interactive which is ideal... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My little one had been learning about The Great Fire of London at school, when we saw this advertised we couldn't wait to visit. The exhibition is very interactive which is ideal for children, the dress up outfits were a real hit! There are lots of exhibits and artefacts to see and read about which strikes the balance for little... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum does a great job of guiding visitors through the history of London up through the 2012 Olympics! I spent most of my time reading rather than studying artifacts, so do bring glasses if you have them!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Popped in whilst in the area. Very interesting museum covering the history of London from early/Roman times to present day. I especially found the more recent history fascinating especially the WW2 history and the 'swinging sixties' exhibits. Cafe was good too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

THis is a visually attractive building with loads of wings and exhibits that are very well-laid out and informative as well. Loads f school children were there when I visited which wasn't a prblem at all. There was also an exhibit on women suffragettes.... I think this is a good museum for a visit --- it's not a "heavy"...but it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having read several reviews that criticise the fire fire exhibition I was pleased to find it well put together and pleasant. I sometimes wonder what people expect to find. We all liked the place and with four generations had a wide range of ideas and inputs. The Olympic torch was my highlight, the kids were taken with the Georgian promenade... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here mainly to take our 7 year old to the Great fire of London exhibition as he has been learning about this subject at school. It was a great exhibition with lots of fun facts and hands on experiences. It's a big and beautiful museum and it's great for a family day out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice museum with lots of interesting exhibits and lots of activities for youngsters to take part in. Very interesting and worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whilst there is a charge for special exhibitions, there is a great deal to see which there is no charge for. We visited recently to see a small exhibition of photos and paintings of London during Second World War, but also looked at exhibits of London life through the 20th century. Very interesting and well presented. Worth seeking out and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great museum! You will learn a lot about England and London ! It is for FREE! And offers so many activities (also for free) such as fossils handling. Very family friendly ! Everything is made for your kids to learn and have a great time! Lots of games, quizzes ,things to smell, movies etc for them! Staff super friendly !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here for a special exhibition but the permanent display was also very interesting. Lots of history of London that I had not previoulsy known about.

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