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Museum of London

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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...more
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150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, England
City of London
+44 20 7001 9844
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is a real gem. We loved every minute of it and thoroughly enjoyed exploring the Roman and Medieval galleries, followed by an exhibition on life in Victorian times. It has many ‘hands on’ exhibits and short films and us appealing to children and...More

Thank Julie O
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to this lovely free museum close to St. Paul's cathedral and joined a special black history month gallery tour. The guide, Petra, was amazing and told the very thought provoking story of a ballerina Julie Felix and racism within the ballet world! It...More

Thank Alfonz85
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited here to see the medieval collection. The collection was good but, as with all modern museums, the lighting was so low that the artefacts were hard to see in detail. I appreciate that light is not good for exhibits but museums seem to...More

Thank heatherogburn
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited on Sunday and took a tour honouring Britain's first black ballerina. The museum is full of fascinating artefacts, but the tour made it much more accessible for us - telling the story of this amazing woman through a careful selection of artefacts. I...More

Thank smythmarkp
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having visited London before, I was looking for someplace new to visit and learn about the city. This was a great city museum, full of information about the area from prehistoric times to the present. Very interesting collection and nice exhibits. We easily spent 3...More

Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Popped in today as was a t a conference. Still love the Victorian streets section. Remember this as a kid an whenever I visit love it. Also enjoy the late 20th c stuff. Saw a picture from The Vox in Brixton where I used to...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

With all the museums in London, it is interesting to find this little gem. The experience starts outside of the museum, as the old Roman ruins of some of the original walls that fortified the city are located in the nearby streets. The museum entrance...More

1  Thank Meowy
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spent 2 hours here today. Wildly interesting. If at all interested in learning about London from the pre historic era to modern day, this is your place. I found the 1000’s to mid 1900’s sections most interesting. History is told using many types of mediums....More

Thank KurtD133
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it's not the easiest place to find ( near the Barbican) it is worth the effort because once inside you are transported back in time beginning with the stone age. The next hour or so, you work your way up through the centuries until...More

Thank peter m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here before and loved it so decided to take my in laws. They thoroughly enjoyed it just a shame the golden carriage and horses weren't on display like last time my husband and I went they were there but yesterday they seemed to have...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
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Jana P
2 April 2018|
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Response from dalton1skiing | Reviewed this property |
Obviously if you stopped for lunch, had little kids or it was a busy day there, you could be there all day. Also depends if you were to read all exhibits in detail. It was busy when we visited with several groups of school... More
Ellen B
28 February 2018|
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Response from hrtraveler | Reviewed this property |
I'd budget at least 2-3 hours. There's quite a bit to see, so it's time well spent.
4 February 2018|
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Response from MrWil_low | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is still a section of the main exhibition that covers the fire, including the Edwardian son et lumiere model. However, the pay-to-view special exhibition that ran last year has since closed.