Museum of London

 
 
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150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y 5HN
 
 
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Daily 10am-6pm | Last admission 5.30pm
 
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Museum of LondonExperience the real flavour of London life from the prehistoric to present day when you visit the Museum of London, a modern museum boasting over 1.1 million objects. Following a £20 million redesign, the five lower Galleries of Modern London take you through the history of the city from the Great Fire of London in 1666 to the present day. Historic pieces on view include precious books, mock-up city streets and vintage cars - the grandest of which is the Lord Mayor's State Coach, still used in the annual Lord Mayor's Show. The galleries include displays as diverse as a reconstructed Georgian pleasure garden and a World City space, where museum items reveal London's post-1914 history through changing tastes in fashion, mobile phones and, moving into the twentieth century, the Art Deco lift from Selfridges department store. In the Sackler Hall, LED lights display facts and figures on interesting topics like London's energy demands or homeless population. The museum has four permanent galleries displaying the story of London from prehistoric times up until the early Stuart period. A chain of chronological galleries guide visitors from 450,000 BC to the founding of Londinium in AD50 and you can even see the old bones of a skeleton aged between 5640 and 5100 years old. Among the 47,000 objects from Roman London are some stunning marble sculptures from the Temple of Mithras which show how this great empire paved the way for the city as we know it. Don't miss fragments of the old London Wall located just outside the museum.

 

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Designing A Moment: The London 2012 CauldronDesigning A Moment: The London 2012 CauldronDesigning A Moment: The London 2012 CauldronA new pavilion gallery has been built in the courtyard of the Museum of London to house the Cauldron designed by Thomas Heatherwick for the 2012 London Olympics which became such an iconic symbol of the Games. Designing A Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron is a permanent gallery, opened on the second anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic Opening Cer2015-07-01T10:00:00+01002015-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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DATES  25th July 2014 to 31st December 2015
A new pavilion gallery has been built in the courtyard of the Museum of London to house the Cauldron designed by Thomas Heatherwick for the 2012 London Olympics which became such an iconic symbol of the Games. Designing A Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron is a permanent gallery, opened on the second anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic Opening Cer... More about this event
 
Roman Archaeology Under Your Feet (Over 16s)Roman Archaeology Under Your Feet (Over 16s)An interactive walk around Roman sites in the City.2015-07-04T11:15:00+01002015-07-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Roman Archaeology Under Your Feet (Over 16s)
Collaboration And CommunicationCollaboration And CommunicationGet your business talking...2015-07-08T09:00:00+01002015-07-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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My Family's Museum AdventureMy Family's Museum AdventureTake part in the digital workshop.2015-07-12T12:30:00+01002015-07-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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SpitalfieldsSpitalfieldsLearn about the history of the area, from its historic burial sites to its busy market place.2015-07-12T15:00:00+01002015-07-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Festival Of Archaeology: Secrets Of Roman FoodFestival Of Archaeology: Secrets Of Roman FoodLearn about Roman cuisine.2015-07-18T11:00:00+01002015-07-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Festival Of Archaeology: Secrets Of Roman Food
Secrets Of MithrasSecrets Of MithrasUncover the mysteries of the Temple of Mithras.2015-07-18T12:00:00+01002015-07-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Secrets Of Roman Skeletons: DiscussionSecrets Of Roman Skeletons: DiscussionAn informative talk with the osteology curators.2015-07-18T12:30:00+01002015-07-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Secrets Of Roman Skeletons: Discussion
Festival Of Archaeology: Secret Spells, Magic Mosaics And Treasures For The UnknownFestival Of Archaeology: Secret Spells, Magic Mosaics And Treasures For The UnknownJoin in activities with an archaeological theme, including writing a Roman-style curse, creating a magic mosaic and making a precious item for the underworld.2015-07-18T11:00:00+01002015-07-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Festival Of Archaeology: Secret Spells, Magic Mosaics And Treasures For The Unknown
Archaeology Up Close: Romans In SouthwarkArchaeology Up Close: Romans In SouthwarkLearn about the remains of a Roman building discovered in Southwark Street in the 1980s and see objects recovered from the site.2015-07-20T12:00:00+01002015-07-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Archaeology Up Close: Romans In Southwark
 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
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Hoxton Overground Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
 
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Smithfield Central Market NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Barbican Centre 22 Legion
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
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    St Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Museum of London
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    London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Wednesday 1st July 2015 - 7.45pm-10.45pm
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    London > Shopping > Music Shops
    Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from Museum of London
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    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
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    125 Alban Gate, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from Museum of London
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    57 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Museum of London
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    London > Education > Professional Training
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    London > Education > Careers Services
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    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 1 minute from Museum of London
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    12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Museum of London
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    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
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    Concerts | Until 1st July 2015 

    The Nightjar Bar 14 minutes walk from Museum Of London

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    Exhibitions | Until 11th October 2015 

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    Sonia Delaunay
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    Exhibitions | Until 9th August 2015 

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    Music | On 1st July 2015 

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