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    The Museum of London.

    by Maurizioago Updated Jul 20, 2008

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    A car into the museum.

    This is the right place to learn something about the history of this city; from the beginning to today.

    One of the section I enjoyed more here was the one with some Victorian shops (XIX century). Yes, they are reals ones!

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    The Museum of London

    by Jim_edmonds177 Written Dec 23, 2007

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    "Every Single Day and Every Single Night
    As the birds make it Bright
    We pass and get down
    By the Museum of London"

    I won't forget that, hehe, that's what the good ol' lady on the side was singing, attracting us towards this fine Museum. This place is open everyday until around 5:30pm, do check the website however as scheduals may change, I have provided the link below. You know I could not have agreed more with Liza, since the museum is free what do you have to lose, so much see and explore about the history of this amazing city, you must check it out if you've made it here!!

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    Museum of London

    by Sjalen Updated Jan 27, 2007

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    I went here when I lived in London, long before I was a VT member, so there is no photo, but this is in fact one of my favourite London museums simply because it tells the story of the city itself! From the days long before there was even a city here, and scatterings of people lived along the Thames, to Roman "Londinium" and onto the Medieval city and then the Great fire of London in 1666, followed by the sprawl of London into the city centre we know today in the 18th century when villages such as Knightsbridge ended up belonging to London. You get to know more about famous Londoners such as Samuel Pepys and Christopher Wren and well...put at least half a day aside to it if you love London like I do. Inside the museum you also get a good view of what is left of London's Roman defense wall (hence the museum address!).

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    MUSEUM OF LONDON

    by Helga67 Updated Dec 7, 2006

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    The museum of London traces the history of London from prehistoric times to the 20th century. Not to be missed: Lord Mayor's Coach, a gilt-and-scarlet fairy-tale coach built in 1757, the Great Fire of London, the death mask of Oliver Cromwell, and cell doors from Newgate Prison, made famous by Charles Dickens.

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    Museum of London...

    by BluBluBlu Written Jul 29, 2006

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    This museum charts the history of London from prehistoric times, and is very well laid out, with various exhibitions through the ages, and with some fascinating artifacts. Even being London born and bred theres a lot of things of interest!

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    Museum of London

    by Airpunk Written May 26, 2006

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    The Museum of London focuses on the history fo the city from early settlings through roman, medieval and victorian eras to the modern metropolis which it is today. Some parts (for example roman) are very well represented while some (for example the Tudor era) are more than underrepresented. The exhibition is good and you can easily spend 2 or three hours in the museum. A part of the old roman wall is on the museum ground and can be ssen from the building.

    Like in the British Museum, there is no entry charge for the permamnent exhibition but this may be applied for temporary special exhibitions.

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  • London before London

    by Mariajoy Updated Dec 9, 2005

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    Built in 1976, this museum is free (some exhibitions have to be paid for ) and gives the entire history and prehistory of London. It is fascinating - but it is easy to get lost in here (at least... it was easy for ME to get lost in here... maybe that's just me :))

    The Roman exhibition is amazing - there are coffins preserved in mud of the Thames and now on display... all kinds of artefacts, tools and pots etc, all beautifully and creatively displayed.

    It is built right next to the London Wall (Roman wall built around the City of London see off the beaten path tip) and there is an angled window on Level 1 where you can see the remains of the wall without actually having to go outside into the freezing March winds to look at it.

    Anyway, there's a cafe (you DO have to go outside to get to it) where you can get tea and a piece of cake or sandwich for just under 5 pounds. It's a rip off. But that's London. Expect to pay those kind of prices then you won't be surprised. I had an egg sandwich and tea for 3.75 GBP.

    The museum has a fab website and you can find loads more info there.

    Definitely well worth a visit and there's loads more to see and do while you are in the area.

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    The whole story (almost).

    by planxty Written May 28, 2005

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    Museum of London, London Wall.

    This tip is about the museum of London on the historic street (now redeveloped) of London Wall, which was, as the name suggests, the site of the old Roman wall.

    It traces the story of London from prehistory until just before the First World War. There are many "dioramas" set up, including a roman shooping street, and a similar street from Victorian times, complete with a mock-up pub.

    The centrepiece of the Museum is the Lord Mayor's coach, a truly magnificent vehicle which only leaves for the Lord Mayor's Annual Show and coronations.

    Currently, the medieaval exhibition is closed for renovation (until Autumn 2005) but, even allowing for this absence, you could easily spend a full day there.

    Admission is free, but there is a suggested donation of £2 / $2US or €2, well worth it.

    There are also periodic exhibitions at extra cost, although if you have an annual ticket for Museum in Docklands (see seperate tip) they are free.

    As an additional attraction, there is currently a sculptor in residence who you can talk to and watch working. Altogether, a great day out.

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    Museum of London

    by cruisingbug Updated Feb 14, 2005

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    Roman ruins at Museum of London

    The Museum of London gives visitors an overview of London city history, from its ancient Roman roots to the Great Fire of London (don't miss the Great Fire "theatre") to more recent historia. One could easily (and we did) spend hours wandering through the interesting exhibits.

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    Museum of London

    by ShinerBlonde Written Jan 19, 2005

    If you're looking into more history on London and London City itself , visit this Museum. It's quite fun. You get all the history of the area (even back to ancient times) and the stuff they have is pretty cool.

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    See the Roman Pump

    by ChrsStrl Written Jul 11, 2003

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    British Plumbing!

    This is not modern British plumbing but a copy of a Roman pump. When they were excavating they found remnants of the original pump. The original was in Gresham Street. The copy is demonstrated. There is also a suggestion that the spring still exists!

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    See the delights at the Museum of London

    by ChrsStrl Written Jul 11, 2003

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    The Lord mayor's Coach

    The Museum of London is a great place, with constatnly changing delights as London is excavated during the building of the new City. This photo is part of something not excavated, the Lord Mayor's coach. It is taken out for the new Lord mayor to use upon his inauguration on the second Sunday in November. This the Lord Mayor's Show - a great set piece!

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    Museum of London

    by soccergrrl Updated Apr 18, 2003

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    This museum tells the life story of London from the very beginning. You can start in prehistoric times and work your way up to the modern era. It is rich with social history and anthropology and could fill a whole day if you delve deep.

    Visit their website for hours, admission fees, and information about upcoming exhibits and events.

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    The Museum of London

    by KennetRose Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The Museum of London is well worth a visit for an overview of the history and archaeology of London, and insights into the way Londoners have lived over the centuries (but especially in the last two).

    Admission to the museum is free but as usual there may be a charge for special exhibitions.

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    Museum of London

    by hayward68 Updated Nov 8, 2002

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    Lord Mayor's Coach

    A fantastic museum which depicts the history of London in their displays. From the earliest settlements to the 20th century. My favourite galleries were the Roman and the Dark Age, Saxon and Medieval London. There are numerous artifacts from these time periods desplayed on the walls and in display cases.
    An interesting item to view is the Lord Mayor's coach, an extravagant vehicle dating from 1757. It's located on the lowest floor and is the item pictured.
    Various temporary exhibits come and go from the museum so be sure to check what's available before you head there.
    The museum is open most days at 10am until 5pm, but not till noon on Sundays.
    Best of all, admission is free!!

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