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Museum of London

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Museum of London

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Visit the Museum of London to learn all you’ve ever wanted to know about this glorious city. Surrounded by Roman remains which enhance the museum’s historical atmosphere, you’ll feel as if you’ve travelled back in time as you learn about its vibrant history, from prehistoric times to the present day.


Fun fact: It’s the largest urban history collection in the world!


The city’s history is demonstrated through a range of objects; survey the armour of medieval soldiers, or check out the vast costume collection demonstrating fashion over the years. You can see first-hand the East End poverty of the early 1900s or the blitz-damaged City of London in the photograph collection.


The Museum has also started an oral collection of people’s life stories, with over 5000 hours of recorded audio recounting people’s experiences. It’s full of fascinating facts, images and objects to make it the perfect day out. You can even wander in and out of the shops on a recreated Victorian street.


Whilst in the area, why not grab a bite to eat at the Barbican Foodhall? Museum-lovers should also check out our reviews of the Natural History Museum and Science Museum.


Booking Advice:

  • Admission is FREE
  • Certain exhibitions are ticketed
  • You can book in advance on the website



Museum of London
150 London Wall
London EC2Y 5HN

Phone number:

+44 (0)20 7001 9844


Opening hours:

10am – 6pm

How to get there:

Nearest Tube: Barbican, St Paul’s
By bus: 4, 8, 25, 56, 100, 25, 172, 242, 521

Teen Verdict

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I loved learning more about Londons history. Super interesting to find out about all the events of the past, even going back as far as the Romans and why it’s called London. I really loved seeing the roman ruins and had no idea there even any ruins like that in London. It was so immersive. I got to walk along a recreated Victorian Street and hear first hand accounts of peoples stories of living in the capital.

Parent Point of View

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Laura Porter

  • We’ve never needed to use one of the Museum activity bags/backpacks as there’s so much to see here.
  • To see the displays in chronological order, start from the ground floor and go downstairs after the Great Fire of London area.
  • The indoor Pleasure Garden is fun with mannequins and video screen walls. And it has seats so stay for a while.
  • You can sit again at the children’s area in ‘World City’ where there are Bill and Ben puppets on display, plus some toys to place with. Just be aware the housing model next to the sofa has the F word on it!
  • The shop is my favourite museum shop as it has something for everyone.

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  1. Pauline

    The Museum of London is a cool place to learn about the history of London itself. It features not only a timeline of important events, such as it’s founding by the Romans (including ruins) the Great Fire, but it also starts off by teaching you about how the Earth shaped the land on which London was built. It’s full of interesting recreations and brings the history of London to life for visitors. It’s easy enough to move quickly through the educational areas that are less engaging for the youngest of visitors, but I found them interesting.

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