Museum of London

Artifacts and interactives chronicle London's history from pre-Roman to modern times


    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 was ravaged by civil wars, plague and fire.

    Then venture into the Galleries of Modern London where you can walk the streets of Victorian London, take a stroll in recreated pleasure gardens and marvel at the magnificent Lord Mayor’s Coach.

    From 9 October 2015, never-before-seen-objects from the Metropolitan Police’s Crime Museum will go on display in a major new exhibition.

    Public Transport & Parking:

    Barbican; St Paul’s tube stations

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    3 days ago

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    Around AD 50, following an invasion led by the Emperor Claudius, the Romans founded Londinium, which was the Roman name for London. Our current exhibition 'Roman Dead' at Museum of London Docklandsfocuses on how these Roman Londoners dealt with death. The exhibition features cremations, skeletons and over 250 objects discovered in Roman burial sites in London. ...

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    7 days ago

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    Today we are celebrating Emmeline Pankhurst's birthday. The British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement was born in 1858 in Manchester into a Radical political family. In 1903 she founded the Women's Social and Political Union to campaign for female suffrage. Emmeline was a charismatic leader and eloquent speaker.
    Discover her story in our free Votes For Women display:

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