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Museum of London


The Museum of London is a great place to bring your family and learn about London's history together.
Step inside the museum for an unforgettable journey through the capital's amazing past. Find out why people from all over the world came to settle in London. Travel back half a million years ago to a time when lions and hippos roamed Trafalgar Square!

Explore characters from London past, see treasures from a Roman temple, witness the fear of the Black Death and find out the real stories behind the Great Fire of London. Downstairs in our Galleries of Modern London you can experience life as a debtor in an 18th century prison cell, window shop in Victorian Walk or using our hands-on touch table explore the concerns of 20th century Londoners.

Learn, play and explore together in our weekly sessions and holiday events especially for our younger audience and their carers.

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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  • IslingtonCamdenHaringeyWestmin

    01-Jul-2014 Report

    I recently had my first visit to the Museum of London. What a gem!
    I've lived in London for over 20 years and can't believe I'd missed going to such a wonderful exhibition. You're taken on a journey from pre-historic London, to the Romans, Medieval Times, not forgetting War, Plague and Fire, all the way to to the 20th/21st Century. I was fascinated by so many artefacts and was impressed with how interactive the displays were. You can walk down a Victorian high street, enter an 18th Century prison cell and visit the beautifully recreated pleasure gardens.

    It's easy to forget what a rich history our city has, and this museum really brings it to life. It's a perfect day out for all the family - all the kids there were having a ball.

    On a practical note, you may want to bring lunch with you, as with all London museums the food isn't cheap. They are happy for you to do this and even provide a packed lunch space to eat in.
    And finally - not to be forgotten - it's Free. Go London!

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