A great place to go in the half term holidays with or without the kids! Not been here since I was one & forgot just how spectacular the museum is! Kids & I loved it! It's a must see!:)
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Posted: Thu Jan 17 2013
The history of London, from prehistoric times to the present is told in the Museum of London through reconstructed interiors and street scenes, alongside displays of original artefacts found during the museum's archaeological digs.
Check the website before your visit as a packed programme of temporary exhibitions, talks, walks and children's events is central to the life of the Museum of London.
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All is not what it seams (ahem) when it comes to men's fashion, especially the tailored suit. For this exhibition the Museum of London's fashion curator, Timothy Long has unpicked the technical secrets beneath the garment to reveal 'a feat of engineering'....
History, Things to do
This major new exhibition at the superb Museum of London showcases one of the most remarkable finds in London's long history. The Cheapside Hoard – discovered in a cellar only a few hundred metres from the museum itself in 1912 – is a priceless cache...
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These simultaneous displays at the Museum of London and the Museum of London Docklands showcase keepsakes and depictions of London’s 1684 and 1814 frost fairs. The fairs were held on the Thames, which – because the many piers of Old London Bridge slowed...
Fashion, Things to do
'The thing with langoustines is that you have to buy them live, and then work out how to kill them. Last time I went to Billingsgate, I had to cycle home with one bobbing around in my rucksack.’ Noemi Klein is a jeweller, not a chef, but her work is inspired...
History, Books and poetry, Things to do
Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous Londoners ever. This exhibition at the Museum of London seeks to find out who Holmes is, and why Arthur Conan Doyle's late-Victorian creation endures to this day.
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Work by the winners of the UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards is displayed in this exhibition at the Museum of London. The show offers a great opportunity to see some of the most beautiful press shots taken during the year in the way that the photography...
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Book in advance by phone for these workshops at which children aged five to eleven can use the Museum of London’s iPads to create a 3D-card model, taking inspiration from London’s iconic skyline. Sessions run 12.30pm-1.15pm, 2pm-2.45pm and 3.30pm-4.1...
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Despite living in London for most of my life I am ashamed to say this was my first visit to the Museum of London. What an absolutely amazing place! Despite its somewhat daunting exterior (it looks like it could be a prison!) the second I walked through the gate into the garden I was nothing but pleasantly surprised. The museum is well laid out, easy to navigate and much larger than I expected. It just seems to go on forever and takes you through an array of all things London in a year by year journey. I will most certainly be back. Absolutely fascinating and a fantastic way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
I have been to the Museum of London on numerous occasions with friends and other members of my family and am continously struck by how skillfully it combines archaic london with contempory themes.The archeology of our great country is incredibly diverse and prehistoric.when you come face to face with evidence of the ancestral presence of the country combining their creative resorcefulness and strategies they used to not just survive but thrive carving a beautiful world. In an often hostile enviroment is a humblng experience.Modern topical issues are covered with numerous displays sometimes remindng us that our ethnically diverse city can be a source of strength enriching all our lives if we take an honest look ot ourselves and challenge our preconceptions about each other.
I took my son here a few years ago and we both loved it. Being born in London myself but now living in the West Country, it gave me a chance to show him where I grew up and it's history. He loved the dressing but the highlight of our day was the Roman Gladiator show where you were actually involved as a Roman crowd. If they do it again and you get the chance to go, I highly recommend it.