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Museum of London, London

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Documenting the history of a city as iconic and important as London is no easy task, but Museum of London does so with care and attention to detail. Founded in 1976, the museum covers a period of time spanning all the way back to the prehistoric era and up to the present day. Overlooking the city’s ancient Roman wall, the museum contains a series of galleries replete with artifacts, models, pictures, and diagrams. Exhibit space here contains about one million objects. See what the city was like under the Romans and Saxons, learn about the impact of various civil wars on the city, and wander recreated Victorian streets and pleasure gardens. If you're traveling with children and would like to make their visit more engaging, download activity sheets from the museum's website beforehand. Plan trip to London with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • Really interesting museum. Takes you through the very early years, Romans, Saxons, Normans etc. Bringing you through the plague years, fire of London right up to date. Lots of artifacts and interestin...  more »
  • The modern museum takes you through the history of London or the origins of civilisation in the place where London was founded. Many exhibits from the respective epochs and vivid installations make the visit interesting. Recommended, especially since admission is free.
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  • Great free museum. We visited on a Saturday afternoon and thought it would be a lot more busy but there was plenty of room to move around and see everything easily. It's well laid out and takes you through the history of London in a logical order. Well worth a visit and close to a few transit stops.
  • You can see a big part of City’s history in a one place. You can see first iconic London black cab, Pearly Kings suit 1891-1900y, real old shops from the cities streets and more-more interesting things. Recommended for families, friends, groups of tourists. Facility: Lift, escalator, toilets, portable chairs for visitors.
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