Museum of London
150 London Wall
London EC2Y 5HN
TfL Fare Zone 1
This splendid museum, near St Paul's Cathedral, is designed for children and adults and it is free.
It traces the history of London from pre-historic to modern times using actual archaeological finds as well as wonderful interactive displays. The finds have been set up alongside reconstructions of houses and streets, costumes and sounds from the period.
Reconstructed Roman House
There is a most beautifully reconstructed Roman house with original kitchen appliances and mosaic floors, a cookbook giving recipes for the kind of food wealthy Romans ate such as peacock rissoles, stuffed dormice and milk-fed snails.
There is even a sarcophagus with the skeleton of a wealthy Roman aristocrat from 300-400 AD. And a reconstruction of a Roman lady’s head and shoulders modelled on her bones.
The Great Plague
What life was like during the Great Plague of 1665 is cleverly told and there is a brilliant model of London on the day the Great Fire of London broke out. You can see the fire starting in Pudding Lane and spreading across the City. The roar and crackling of the flames is accompanied by readings of Samuel Pepys’ eye-witness accounts from his diary.
Fabulous medieval jewels and gold are displayed in the ‘Cheapside Hoard’, as are costumes from the Stuart period and there is even the shirt King Charles I wore at his execution.
Lord Mayor's Gold Coach
Even the Lord Mayor’s gold coach is on display – unless it is November when it is taken out for use in the Lord Mayor’s Procession. You can walk down a Victorian street; the shop fronts selling everything from clothing and toys to inventions.
Every single thing on display in this museum has been found in London and is shown in an interesting and engaging way.
Plan Your Visit
Open all year except 24-26 December
Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 18:00 hours
Galleries begin to close at 17:40 hours
The Museum entrance is located on a pedestrian high walk which can be reached by stairs, escalators or lifts from Aldersgate Street; London Wall; or St Martins-le-Grand.
Contact & Further Information
+44 (0)2070 019 844
TfL Fare Zone 1 Transport for London Journey Planner
To find the best way for getting to Museum of London, visit TfL Journey Planner.
- By Underground
Barbican Station Circle Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City Lines
St Paul's Station Central Line
Moorgate Station. Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City Lines
- By Bus
Routes numbers 4, 8, 25, 56, 100, 25, 172, 242, 521
We suggest that you use the TfL 'Journey Planner' on this page
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