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Museum of London, London

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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. Plan trip to London with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • The museum is very well laid out and covers the London area from pre-history upto recent times. Right at the beginning is an exhibit about the Whitechapel fatberg which I thought very interesting. Per...  more »
  • If you want to take your time and stroll through the history of London at leisure then go on a weekend or during school holidays. We visited on Wednesday and whilst the school party's were well behave...  more »
  • It's a lovely museum which deals with the histories of pre-historic period(sounds weird), Roman times, Anglo-Saxon, Viking invasion, medieval, and Blitz. I attended two of the guided tours about medie...  more »
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  • Another outstanding museum in London and the best part is that it is free for everyone to enjoy it; they even have great free daily tours. There is so much to see that you could easily spent half a day here and still not seeing everything; there is also a reasonable priced coffee shop (for London standards). There are paid exhibitions but if you are just visiting the Museum of London for the first time, then the permanent exhibition is interesting enough to enjoy your visit and learn more about London and how it has evolved to be one of the best cities in the world – the exhibitions starts with the ‘London before London’ room and goes to the Roman London (very interesting), Medieval London, War Plague and Fire and continues until what London is today; highly recommended.
  • Fantastic place to spend a couple of hours. Documents the complete history of London chronologically through the ages (I found the Roman section very interesting) and has free guided walks. I joined the Victorian walk tour which gives more flavour to the shops in the recreated Victorian street and the staff are very friendly and helpful. And, like all great things in London, it’s completely free (donations are encouraged).
  • Wonderful museum with lots of regularly scheduled events, now including Gresham College lectures. Excellent quality of information and interactive displays that are updated regularly. What's amazing to me is that I know lots of Londoners who have never heard of it, probably because it is not in the traditional 'museum district' of South Kensington - and it is due to move to an even more remote location next year. Highly recommended!
  • Today we took our Year 2 class to the Museum of London. It was fantastic!! We were greeted by someone very friendly who showed us to our lunchroom. From there we were taken to the Fire of London Galleries where the children were given tasks that they had to complete. In the afternoon we did a brilliant animation workshop with a lovely woman. Everything was so smooth and painless. I do not have 1 complaint about this museum. It was easy to get to, lots of toilets, so much to see, wonderful staff, lovely gift store and all round brilliant place!!!
  • This is a very comprehensive museum. Pick as far back in London's history as you want to go, and this museum will take you there, for FREE. (Donations encouraged) it was a world class museum in my opinion. I liked the interactive displays. I learned a lot in just a couple hours. Be prepared to be walking for a long time though
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