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Museum of London

History Museum and Art Gallery
Aldersgate, London
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  • This history museum is famous for their museums. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Pierre-François G.
    "... object used along the history of london."(8 Tips)
    Stavroula K.
    "Go to the Museum of London and check out the new Galleries."(3 Tips)
    Olga T.
    "Amazing awesome interactive museum!"(3 Tips)
    Dilek U.
    "... of Londoners and the Victorian walk are amazing."(2 Tips)
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  • Marc T.
    Interesting little museum. Nice history of London through the age. The Victorian Gallery is worth the visit by itself.
  • Shaymaa
    ShaymaaMarch 29
    A must visit! Learn about the London before London.
  • Piotr D.
    Interesting overview of the history of London. By the way this is probably the ugliest piece of architecture in the Barbican.
  • Kasia K.
    Kasia KoczułapJanuary 23
    Not so big so two hours are enough.
  • Marina R.
    This is awesome! I'm from outside te country and learning about London became really fun and interesting, the time passed in a blink. Come here with an empty afternoon, there is at least 3 hours!
  • Zach S.
    Zach StockwellJanuary 16
    Excellent for urban planning enthusiasts
  • Madeleine T.
    Madeleine TDecember 19, 2016
    Surprisingly cool museum. Only a few stupid recreations. Mostly good information and good artifacts.
  • muan .
    muan 👾November 5, 2016
    This museum is really quite well done. The exhibits tell you stories from ancient to modern London, with some fun interactive bits. You can spend a full afternoon here. I learned things!
  • Christopher B.
    Christopher BuckleyAugust 30, 2016
    The great London Fire exhibit is in fact more than great.
  • Bianca N.
    Bianca NgAugust 21, 2016
    I love London so this museum was perfect for me.
  • The Style PA
    The Style PAAugust 19, 2016
    There's lots of fun and interactive stuff to see towards the end so save some energy.
  • Nicola
    NicolaAugust 11, 2016
    Fantastic museum. Exhibitions are really well designed. If you go to the cafeteria try to avoid the blondie and her lame customer service attitude.
  • Helen H.
    Helen HudsonJuly 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Must to - exhibits change regularly. Join the mailing list for whats on especially if you have younger children.
  • Elaine B.
    Elaine BagshawJuly 15, 2016
    Make sure you see the exhibition on the London 2012 Olympic Cauldron
  • Yulia S.
    Yulia ShyshkoJuly 10, 2016
    Very interactive museum to spend a day in
  • Katarína D.
    Stop there if you are history lover!
  • 'Mista Montana C.
    Dont miss the stickleback displays. Go on a sunday and the tour guide will smash a sasauge into your face for a tenner. Bargain!
  • Simon W.
    Simon WilliamsMarch 31, 2016
    Some good exhibits which cover the entire history of London. Museum isn't small, but it isn't TOO big either, so it can easily be completed!
  • Valerie H.
    Valerie HFebruary 28, 2016
    Very interactive museum. Simply love it! 😀
  • Russell L.
    Russell Lee-JonesFebruary 22, 2016
    Really good & interesting for children & adults. My daughter enjoyed the fire of London story telling.
  • Paula R.
    Paula RebouçasFebruary 9, 2016
    Great museum, don't miss it!
  • Garry C.
    Garry ClaytonFebruary 7, 2016
    Lots of interesting facts about early Roman settlements. Good displays and we'll thought out.
  • Fatima A.
    Fatima Al-HalwachiJanuary 28, 2016
    If you have children under 5 don't forget to ask for an activity pack (there's a sensory one for children with disabilities). Amazing day out; lots to do, see & learn
  • Marion Ann C.
    Marion Ann CameronJanuary 25, 2016
    Exciting and interesting, a must place to visit
  • Rita A.
    Rita AvdJanuary 24, 2016
    For true Londoners. History from beginning of mankind to our days.
  • Anton L.
    Anton Ludovici ZaharoffJanuary 12, 2016
    If you love London you will love this place. The Roman and Victorian sections are highly recommended.
  • giuls d.
    giuls delozDecember 31, 2015
    The crime museum
  • Guy C.
    Guy CorbetDecember 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Not the most exciting museum but an informative and fascinating couple of hours
  • Alexandre C.
    Alexandre CurielOctober 23, 2015
    Nice museum telling the history from the pre-Roman times to today!
  • Owen
    OwenOctober 17, 2015
    Plenty of interesting exhibits on the history of London
  • Isa S.
    Isa SierraOctober 16, 2015
    What a fantastic museum - if you're new to the city, or if you want to discover more about the past, present and future of London. Great for kids, pretty awesome for grown-ups too.
  • Atheer S.
    Atheer SulimanOctober 12, 2015
    Free tours almost every hour on Sunday.
  • Jenna A.
    Jenna AndersonSeptember 23, 2015
    On of my favourite museums in London, takes you through the history if this amazing city.
  • Dirk S.
    Dirk SchröderSeptember 5, 2015
    A must see place in London. And, contrary to most of the attractions, it's for free.
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny LawSeptember 4, 2015
    Thought it is small. Turns out we did not have enough time to see all the things there. The museum is really interesting. Worths spending a few hours to learn more about London.
  • Rachel C.
    Rachel CassidySeptember 1, 2015
    Best museum in London! Full history of the city in chronological order. Free admission.
  • Graham K.
    Graham KnightAugust 21, 2015
    Temple remains of Mithras. Interesting documents from our colonial past showing the influence of different cultures on our own.
  • Lei X.
    Lei XuJuly 19, 2015
    Really closes 15 minutes before the posted time.
  • Tim T.
    Tim TregenzaJuly 12, 2015
    Excellent family friendly free museum
  • Ewa S.
    Ewa SJuly 11, 2015
    Great exhibition, hours of walking and admiring
  • Tyler D.
    Tyler DJuly 7, 2015
    Recreated Victorian street, lord mayor's coach
  • Christian J.
    Great visit and killer lunch in the Caffè!
  • Jenn P.
    Jenn PJuly 1, 2015
    Well done exhibits!
  • Aaron D.
    Aaron DoughertyMay 22, 2015
    Everything.
  • Steve
    SteveMay 1, 2015
    First rate and free
  • Cal P.
    Cal PatersonApril 10, 2015
    Very focussed on the history of London. Great coverage of Romans, the Fire through to the modern day
  • Babar V.
    Babar VaqasApril 8, 2015
    Great for a Fire of London educational trip for the kids: good short movie and collection of artifacts from 1666
  • Adam F.
    Adam FlanaganApril 2, 2015
    Apart from Sherlock exhibition and the Roman London exhibition, it's rather dry.
  • Hector B.
    Hector BarocioMarch 15, 2015
    Great exhibition of London history, great all the way..
  • Bayarmaa
    BayarmaaMarch 10, 2015
    Great museum about history of Britain and London.
  • Amy Y.
    Amy YFebruary 28, 2015
    Free entry; fascinating immersive exhibits
  • George M.
    George MacDFebruary 7, 2015
    A lot about ancient times but the modern section, although small, is interesting. Overall a good free museum.
  • Jerome N.
    Jerome NavarroJanuary 13, 2015
    Great exhibition about Sherlock Holmes
  • Katarina F.
    Katarina FischerNovember 10, 2014
    Sherlock Holmes exhibition is the greatest idea. Such unforgivable experience...
  • Kevan D.
    Kevan DavisOctober 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The film playing on a loop in the downstairs café - nicely-framed timelapse clips of a day across London - is worth buying an overpriced cake and taking a seat for.
  • Olga A.
    Olga AlexandrovnaSeptember 22, 2014
    Awesome place! Very interesting, informative and vivid. And it is free😊 Лайк!😄
  • Dilek U.
    Dilek UnarSeptember 3, 2014
    Great museum including Roman and British history. Especially, the parts including old styles of Londoners and the Victorian walk are amazing.
  • Myriam A.
    Myriam AlizoAugust 31, 2014
    It is an amazing museum!
  • Darryl E.
    Darryl EllsonAugust 24, 2014
    New gallery shows the 2012 Olympic Cauldron. A very good free museum.
  • Dimitris T.
    Dimitris TzourisAugust 21, 2014
    Wonderful museum at a great location, by the city wall. Admission for the museum collection is free. Special periodical exhibitions also an option for a fee. Definitely worth visiting.
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MercerAugust 20, 2014
    You can spend a whole afternoon here, it's really quite exquisite. Follows the History of London from prehistory to present. The Edwardian Streetwalk and "Pleasure Garden" sections are incredible.
  • Lunar H.
    Lunar HAugust 9, 2014
    Kids love the model structures they can go inside. Also computer game about risks in the Middle Ages. Free wifi.
  • Stu C.
    Stu CrewAugust 8, 2014
    The Olympic couldron exhibition is wonderful
  • Loretta O.
    Loretta OkoyeJune 2, 2014
    Free, next door to London wall bar n kitchen
  • Laurianne S.
    Laurianne SlnoApril 26, 2014
    Very interesting stuff, but keep in mind there are no audio guides nor documentation available in foreign languages. Be ready to translate if you go with visitors from abroad!
  • Jacqueline C.
    Jacqueline CousinsApril 12, 2014
    I learned that elephants and hippos used to roam the Thames area many years ago and saw the remains
  • Neil T.
    Neil TurnerFebruary 17, 2014
    Lockers are available next to the foyer, and cost £1 (non-refundable).
  • Amedeo F.
    Amedeo FélixFebruary 17, 2014
    Bring your own food!
  • Lamphane P.
    Lamphane PathammachakDecember 30, 2013
    Great museum I learned a lot about London here!
  • Marwa K.
    Marwa KhalilDecember 14, 2013
    Great exhibtion! Loved the Cheapside Hoard exhibition.
  • Olga T.
    Olga TeAugust 25, 2013
    Amazing awesome interactive museum! And free)
  • Helena N.
    Helena NijnsAugust 10, 2013
    First time in London, go have a look and get to know London from it's early beginnings.
  • Andy C.
    Andy CavellApril 4, 2013
    Don't go in Easter it's full of children whos parents seem to think it's a playground
  • Rylan H.
    Rylan HoleyFebruary 28, 2013
    Don't be put off by the Roman exhibitions - it's a bit dry there and needs some work. The real treasures in this place happen when you get to the Medieval galleries.
  • Margarita H.
    Margarita HamsterJanuary 21, 2013
    Modern part of the exhibition is truly awesome (for those who are not into a lot of archeology), and a Victorian walk is a miraculous time machine. Skip the ancient part and try some visible history
  • Kadirr M.
    Kadirr MuhittOctober 31, 2012
    bests place...
  • Paresh
    PareshOctober 10, 2012
    If you're here for a Gresham lecture, turn up 20 minutes early for a decent seat!
  • Martin T.
    Martin TiedemannJuly 17, 2012
    19 February: See the Lord Mayor's Coach. Built in 1757, experts estimate that there are almost a hundred layers of paint and varnish on the ceiling of the coach.
  • Gresham C.
    Gresham CollegeMay 1, 2012
    Free public lectures are available in the Museum (courtesy of Gresham College): astronomy, history, politics, mathematics, music, art, religion, psychology etc.
  • Free in London
    Free in LondonApril 17, 2012
    the best museum ever
  • Michelle G.
    Michelle GoodallApril 2, 2012
    London's 'hidden gem' museum. Go before everyone discovers it.
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonMarch 27, 2012
    The history of London told through reconstructed interiors and street scenes, alongside displays of original artefacts found during the museum's archaeological digs. Read more
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonFebruary 23, 2012
    Upstairs, the chronological displays begin with 'London Before London', where artefacts include flint axes from 300,000 BC, found near Piccadilly, and the bones of an aurochs. Read more
  • AboutLondon
    AboutLondonJanuary 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't miss the dead cat under the glass floor in the modern galleries.
  • J. Andrew D.
    J. Andrew DuftonJanuary 27, 2012
    Excavations in the 1950s at Bastion House revealed a narrow building believed to be the officers quarters within the fort of Roman London. Roman remains are still visible to the east of the museum.
  • Faye C.
    Faye CruddaceJanuary 22, 2012
    If you like this, the Museum of London Docklands is a must.
  • Faye C.
    Faye CruddaceJanuary 22, 2012
    The Dicken's Exhibition provides fascinating insight into the London which provided the content for his writing. Highlights include Dicken's desk and chair and manuscripts in Dicken's handwriting.
  • Faye C.
    Faye CruddaceJanuary 22, 2012
    Skillfully curated museum exploring all aspects of London's history, from fashion to food. A wide range of artefacts demonstrate London's rich culture, past and present.
  • Fernanda A.
    Fernanda AlmeidaJanuary 18, 2012
    The 6 minute-movie about the Great Fire is really worth seeing.
  • Dames 1.
    Dames 1968January 3, 2012
    If you need a quick coffee, don't use the café by the entrance: go downstairs. Fewers seats, but faster service.
  • Pierre-François G.
    Pierre-François GerardDecember 19, 2011
    There great games quest for kids to discover different object used along the history of london.
  • Tom B.
    Tom BiselyDecember 15, 2011
    Check out the Dickens exhibit. Fantastic man of words with stories just as relevant today as they were in the Victorian Age
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SmallwoodDecember 3, 2011
    It's free - great value for money. Please make a donation though
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatOctober 12, 2011
    Follow the timeline through London’s history from the prehistoric era to modern day. A very interesting place to spend an afternoon with exhibits that appeal to all ages.
  • London Symphony Orchestra
    London Symphony OrchestraSeptember 16, 2011
    Fabulous museum located in a corner of the Barbican complex. Excellent historical information on London. Then go outside and see parts of the old Roman wall!
  • Rona C.
    Rona ChangSeptember 16, 2011
    The shop is a really good place to buy souvenirs , the map sells here has special version, for example, children style.
  • Lin H.
    Lin HumphreyAugust 20, 2011
    Often overlooked, this is a great stop for British history buffs. Be sure to visit the Roman wall. Edward Rutherfurd's historical novel London ends here.
  • Nokia
    NokiaAugust 20, 2011
    If you have an NFC enabled phone, make the most of your visit by tapping the Nokia tags around the museum. Unlock vouchers, learn more about London's rich history, check in on foursquare and more!
  • Britannica
    BritannicaAugust 3, 2011
    Created by act of Parliament in 1965, the Museum of London brought together the collections of two well-established museums, the Guildhall Museum and the London Museum
  • National Maritime M.
    Check out the stunning early 1800s Rhinebeck Panorama. It shows the bustling city river of Georgian London. The area below London Bridge is crammed full of ships’ masts. Find your maritime story. Read more
  • Lily C.
    Lily CentenoSeptember 30, 2016
    Muy interactivo, informativo para todas las edades. Las salas del Londres Victoriano en adelante fueron lo mejor.
  • Jefferson L.
    Jefferson LisboaJune 7, 2016
    Museu bem interativo. Assim como o National Maritime Museum, esse é perfeito pra entreter crianças.
  • Volha Z.
    Volha ZeliankoDecember 6, 2015
    Интересный музей, особенно понравилась нижняя галерея, жизни современных лондонцев. Приветливый персонал, доступно объяснили где что находится и даже нашли какую-то листовку на русском языке с описани
  • Lelio A.
    Lelio AzevedoNovember 26, 2015
    O lugar conta a história da cidade, desde sua criação primária até os dias atuais. Vale a pena dedicar um bom tempo lá. Muito bom para quem gosta de história.
  • Elena K.
    Elena KryuchkovaNovember 21, 2015
    Очень понравился музей;)
  • Michal B.
    Michal BolečekOctober 20, 2015
    Historie Londýna v zajímavém podání. U vykopávky římské hradby.
  • Maryana
    MaryanaJuly 24, 2015
    Прекрасный музей, очень интересный, хорошо сделан
  • Alina Montserrat
    Alina MontserratMay 29, 2015
    Gran museo, divertido e interactivo
  • Sofia M.
    Sofia MattosMarch 26, 2015
    Lindo o museu!! Super didático e interessante. Vale muito a pena incluir no roteiro.
  • Fer M.
    Fer ManzoOctober 29, 2014
    Buena exposición temporal de Sherlock Holmes
  • Gustavo D.
    Gustavo Del Villar SanzOctober 14, 2014
    Museo histórico
  • Joseane O.
    Joseane OliveiraAugust 25, 2014
    Conta toda a história da Londres e a entrada é free!
  • Paloma
    PalomaAugust 20, 2014
    A ne pas manquer. Un exemple en terme de qualité et de vulgarisation. Les collections sont très riches et en plus c'est très interactif, donc super bien avec des enfants curieux.
  • Berke P.
    Berke PişkinAugust 11, 2014
    Geçmişi çok güzel canlandırmışlar..
  • Alessandro V.
    Particolare attenzione è stata data alle ricostruzioni storiche (multimediali e plastiche) e alla didattica per i più piccoli. Un luogo dove tutti possono imparare e crescere. Voto 10/10.
  • Juliano d.
    Juliano de AguiarApril 1, 2013
    Preste atenção nas bandeiras presentes nos crachás das atendentes. Pode ser que você esteja falando inglês com uma brasileira.
  • Alessandro V.
    Alessandro ValenzanoMarch 16, 2013
    È il miglior museo di Londra. Racconta la storia della città con ottime ricostruzioni, percorsi interattivi didattici e accurate esposizioni di reperti.
  • Marina L.
    Marina LealJune 20, 2012
    Conta a história de Londres através dos tempos, bem bacana.
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