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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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Reviewed yesterday

An interesting day out (no admission charge) though some of the layout and displays could do with a fresher, modern approach. Hopefully this will come when the museum moves to Smithfield.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AM41288
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I wish we had more time to explore this museum. They have some really cool exhibits! My kids had fun and got mad because they felt like we were rushing them. I have to say though my favorite part is outside I think on the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lilbean87
Reviewed 5 days ago

As far as museums go it's ok but it does feel like it's not been touched much since opening which leaves it feeling sadly old fashioned an unable to deal well with crowds. I'm looking forward to seeing what they do when they move it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kariss182
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Comprehensive museum which over 2 floors tells the story from London from as far back as 700,000 BC to today using a combination of fossils, pictures, videos and displays. I learned a lot. The building it's contained in does not look spectacular on the outside...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank cooker3000
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fascinating time we had at this interesting Musuem, your journey around the museum is very easy to follow there is plenty to see in each section also lots of interaction for all ages. They also have talks and tours all day we managed...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter has the Great Fire of London as her topic this term so we thought a visit was in order! I'd read about the museum but never visited. We were greeted on arrival and the staff member was very friendly and helpful and engaged...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank motherthehun
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Signage from the Barbican to the museum is very clear. Friendly staff upon arrival. Interesting exhibits. I especially enjoyed the pleasure gardens and the room with the Olympic cauldron. I would recommend coming here for a school trip if the pupils are learning about the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank GlobetrotterNL83
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall disappointing exhibition. Not much to show. An old dress, few statistics and bones of a baby.. Rest of museum is rather underwhelming (lack of contextualisation etc.)

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had read about this museum and decided to visit. Whilst the subject matter is very good and the exhibits interesting the presentation is less so. The signage could be better i.e. larger type and more conspicuous. Considering London is a world class city there was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mtrower109
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely museum showing London thru the ages, covering events like the Great Fire of London, The Plague, World Wars, etc. Very clean and well laid out. It's quit a small museum so you will only need 2 to 3 hours. Recommended. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Yorkylass82
10 February 2019|
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Response from 524grahamd | Reviewed this property |
Whilst interesting, I felt that this exhibition was not particularly large - it is just one of many aspects the museum displays. If you look on the museum's web site you can see (and download) a floor plan of the museum and... More
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Jana P
1 April 2018|
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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
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Ellen B
27 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.
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