Museum of London, London

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    Museum of London

    by MDH Written May 9, 2004

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    Ceramic jugs from the 1400s at the MoL

    I can't begin to tell you how much I loved this museum. After having just read Edward Rutherford's "London," where the Museum of London played a prominent part in the novel's final pages, I had to see this place for myself.

    Needless to say, I wasn't disappointed. If you ever find St. Paul's too crowded or the British Museum too vast, people, this is your place. The history of London is well chronicled here, starting with the distant prehistoric past, then moving on to the Celts, the Romans, the Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, Normans, and well on to the present day. Exhibits include artifacts and full-scale recreations from all these periods (many of the artifacts were found in the Thames or at construction sites) and even some past Londoners themselves; some skeletal remains going thousands of years. One can only imagine what they saw and lived then.

    The Museum of London shows that this city's history alone--never mind the history of the rest of the U.K.--can fill hours of viewing. I highly recommend it.

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    Museum of London

    by tvor Written Mar 13, 2004

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    This museum traces the history and evolution of the city of London, from pre-Roman days to the present. I've been there twice and i will return again. I find the exhibits well presented, easy to understand and really interesting.

    There are artifacts, dioramas, reproductions and multi media all of which present London in an easily understandible format. Even the main galleries are decorated and formatted to give the feeling of the era. There has been a lot of renovations over the last few years and the result is spectacular.

    There is no charge for the permanent galleries and a changing amount for special exhibitions. It's easily my favourite museum in London.

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    Museum of London

    by Jackiekg Written Jul 26, 2003

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    Museum of London

    Mon to Sat 10am-5.50pm
    Sun 12noon-5.50pm
    Admission free
    Buses: 4, 8, 25, 56, 100, 172, 242, 501, 521
    Underground: Barbican, St Paul's, Moorgate, Bank.

    As a Londoner who left London many years ago, this was a great place for me to visit. I just loved the section called Victorian Walk, where photography is also allowed, and the surrounding area. I enjoy looking at old things - be it utensils used in the house, old travelling methods etc. and this was in abundance here.

    Of course for visitors to London this is a great place too. Learn about London going back half a million years of the Thames Valley's history.

    See Hadrian's Well - take a turn operating a Roman water-lifting machine. Check web for times of operation.

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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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    by cheekymarieh Written Sep 7, 2002

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    A museum at London Wall in the City of London, England, UK, created from the former London and Guildhall museums and opened in 1975. It covers the history of London from prehistoric times to the present day.

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    Visit the Museum of London. ...

    by KirstenL4W Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Visit the Museum of London. This is a museum that chronicles the history of London from prehistoric times and right through current times, even speculating on what the future will be like. This museum seemed to be strangely empty of tourist, though there were hoards of schoolchildren there. Also, the museum is laid out like a timeline, which makes it even more enjoyable.
    A major dose of London history, and it is only 5 GBP, which is about half the price of other major tourist attractions in the city. Tickets are also good for 12 months, so if you want to go back the next day, you won't have to pay again.

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    London Museum

    by Aragina Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    THis is the Museum for London about London, an covers every aspect of life form the earliest known dwellers. Uou will find the London Archaeological Archive and reserch centre has it's home here. you will find different exhibitions covering all aspevts of London life. There is an IMAX conemaa and a cafe for when your feet have had enough punishemnt.

    Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.50pm

    Sunday 12.00 noon to 5.50pm

    Last admission 5.30pm

    Admission is free.

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    Museum of London

    by GrantBoone Written Nov 6, 2010

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    The Museum of London documents the history of London from the Prehistoric to the present day.
    Nearest tube stations - Barbican and St Pauls

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