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Museum of London, London

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4.3/5 based on 3,800+ reviews on the web
Documenting the history of a city as iconic and important as London is no easy task, but Museum of London does so with care and attention to detail. Founded in 1976, the museum covers a period of time spanning all the way back to the prehistoric era and up to the present day. Overlooking the city’s ancient Roman wall, the museum contains a series of galleries replete with artifacts, models, pictures, and diagrams. Exhibit space here contains about one million objects. See what the city was like under the Romans and Saxons, learn about the impact of various civil wars on the city, and wander recreated Victorian streets and pleasure gardens. If you're traveling with children and would like to make their visit more engaging, download activity sheets from the museum's website beforehand. Use our London itinerary builder to add Museum of London and other attractions to your London vacation plans.
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  • I felt like I was walking through real Roman household rooms that were recreated using actual tile designs excavated in London. There is so much of the ancient Roman city that has been excavated from ...  read more »
  • The great fire of 1666 and the whole story of London, a visit to this museum is really fascinating. The route is well organized, even interactive for kids. Especially recommended to those who have already visited major museums.
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  • The history of London, from mammutterne, and to the present day. Very exciting and enlightening. Free access. Certainly worth a visit ☺
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  • This museum is on London Wall (a Roman landmark), part of the Barbican centre. I visited the museum with one of my younger sisters to attend the Crime Museum exhibit. We spent about four hours in the museum, taking in the free public displays. The displays where interesting and very interactive. There where a selection of free, ticketed tours. Great when your short on time. The Crime Museum Exhibition was well curated and offered a unique insight into London's history. It was an expensive exhibit, with timed entry times. Tickets where available at entry, however I recommend booking in advance.
  • Really cool museum right next to the Barbican. Exhibits take you from the formation of Thames Valley to modern day. I didn't think that thousands of years ago there used to be Elephants in Britain. They even have the test version of the 2012 Olympic fire cauldron. The size as well as the craftsmanship is especially impressive.
  • Very informative about London and its origins. I liked the Olympic exhibition, and the mockup of an old London street. You can spend an easy day around the museum, so keep that in mind. Best of all, it's free.
  • Great archaeological collection and well presented exhibits. Good gift shops and access. I may never get over the tour guide's exhaustive extrapolation of religious artefacts as proof that a class system was necessary for human advancement.
  • A fascinating and beautifully curated collection of artifacts from London's earliest times. A hidden gem. It could do with a lot more publicity.
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