Museum of London

The Museum of London has a large collection that explores the City of London from prehistoric times all the way to the present.

Entrance to the Museum of London
Entrance to the Museum of London

The Museum of London opened it's doors in 1976. It features a chronologically ordered collection of artifacts and exhibits that take you through the entire history of this great city. Items in the museum were amalgamated from several other pre-existing collections.

The museum is layed out so that there is only one route through it's galleries which are viewed in chronological order as you walk through. In the Spring of 2010 the Museum completed a £20 million upgrade which included four new galleries. There are many original artifacts along with pictures, models and interactive hands on displays that are fun for all ages.

The Museum of London is open daily except for December 24th-26th and it has free admission, making it a great place to visit for anyone travelling on a budget.

For more information about the Museum of London as well as exhibitions and hours visit their official website.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Open Now

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Address: 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, UK

Phone: 020 7001 9844

Official Website: Museum of London

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Directions

Tube Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan LinesBarbican5 Minutes
Central LineSt. Paul's7 Minutes
Northern LineMoorgate8 MInutes

How to get to Museum of London by Tube

From Barbican Station walk south on Aldersgate Street.

From St. Paul's Station head north on Cheapside and then continue north on St. Martin's Le Grande.

From Moorgate Station walk south and then west on Moorgate, then south again on Fore St. then west on London Wall.

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Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5Museum of London Star Rating

4 Star Rating Interesting museum about the history of London. I loved to understand the different influences this country has had. I was slightly confused with the prehistoric animals that lived there but overall really informative.

alexandra simon - 16 days ago

4 Star Rating The history of London is interesting from the its first origins as a forested and marshy region to the arrival of the Romans and the Roman wall and the subsequent invasions by the Danes, Vikings and Saxons to the sprawling modern city it has become today. The remains of the various wildlife that inhabited the area is also an eye opener.

Vida Vida - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating This place is somewhere I never thought I would end up. My friend and I had a spare few hours and thought we would go somewhere new. It really is amazingly interesting. Take the time to read each section bit by bit; you build up and interesting timeline in your head. It’s great to see the history of London as it actually is. The history can be tied with stories and anecdotes a lot, so seeing the trust behind it is great! The 2012 Olympic section was a welcome surprise!

Misha Camp - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Informative and interesting visual history of the city. Free entry. Helpful staff. Good facilities and excellent exhibits. A fascinating insight to the history of what's around us. Very much recommended.

Ben Sentry - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating A really great London freebie. So good that I would encourage you to make a £5 donation. See London through the centuries in a very accessible and interesting way. Good refreshments and shop are bonuses. Well worth a visit. Do it.

Brian Daly - 1 month ago

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