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Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Went to this beautiful and lovely museum by chance and am glad I did.

This is one of the best historical museums I have visited. Complete with IPAD giving you more information about artifacts placed. It has a very good sound and visual show which runs every 20 minutes or so.

The staff were very friendly and helpful.

You should definitely visit the museum

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Have wanted to visit this for a while since seeing the original uncovered display everyday walking through the City on my way to and from work in the late 90s.

Love what Bloomberg have facilitated here to bring the temple to life with all the artefacts too. The temple “reveal” is atmospheric and the use of tablet tech to look at the details behind the artefacts blends new tech with old history.

It’s free and won’t take you more than 30 mins but well worth a look back in time.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ShaunL
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Reviewed 6 January 2019

I spend time bemoaning the lack of care in the presentation of numerous historic sites - some of the worst examples being in Turkey. No danger of that here! Courtesy of Bloomberg's, the deal was done to maintain access to the old ruins of a Mithratic Temple if permission were granted to build an office on top. So what were interesting but not particularly extensive or, frankly, illuminating foundations have been transformed into an "experience".

The theory is that the visit should be booked but we were able to enter on a Sunday when there were no queues. Entrance is foc. The ground floor shows certain items found in the excavations and, via an iPad, you can get considerable information. Down to the next level you are in, effectively, a waiting room since access to the ruins themselves is on a timed, small group, basis - a further floor below.

Ultimately, the doors are opened and you can look at the ruins themselves - well, not quite! The lights are dimmed and you are immersed in the sounds of of a supposed mithratic celebration. Atmospheric? Just, but only just. The lights then come on and you can take a look at what you basically came to look at some half an hour previously.

All in all, the most luxurious presentation of a somewhat slim attraction. Worth going to "tick it off" but not somewhere to have on the bucket list.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AndrewJMS
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Reviewed 6 January 2019

considering the physical space and the big reveal of the temple itself the display was underwhelming - basically the lights go off, there is some fog and then recorded voices.
the potential is much greater and the visual display could be much more ambitious

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank neilalexander
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Reviewed 5 January 2019

Bloomberg group found the remains when building a skyscraper! therfore it is FREE but you must book on line,! it is a dramatic staging of a roman temple to the cult of MITHRA a solar god from iran ! the roman legions belonged to that cult reserved to men and partially secret, challenging the christian cult for 4 centuries: the lights illustrate the dramatic setting while a narrator tells about MITHRA and its phrygian bonnet !
Bloomberg was obliged to save it and make it open to visitors with a schedule.
quite entrancing!

Date of experience: December 2018
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