Fodor's Expert Review Museum of London

The City Museum/Gallery
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This fascinating museum reveals London in its many incarnations, from its first days as a Roman settlement around AD 50 (and even before, with finds going back to 450,000 BC) up to the present. The more than 7,000 objects encompass everything from Queen Victoria's crinolines and Selfridges's original art deco elevators to grim Georgian iron doors from the city's infamous Newgate Prison and Thomas Heatherwick's cauldron from the 2012 London Olympics. Permanent galleries are devoted to nearly every era of English history, including the current globalized megalopolis period. The Roman London collection contains some extraordinary gems, including an astonishingly well-preserved floor mosaic uncovered just a few streets away; don't miss the extraordinary Bronze Age and Roman artifacts unearthed during construction of the new Crossrail underground railway. There are also themed temporary exhibitions, themed walking tours (such as "Hogarth's London"), and an offshoot branch near Canary Wharf... READ MORE

This fascinating museum reveals London in its many incarnations, from its first days as a Roman settlement around AD 50 (and even before, with finds going back to 450,000 BC) up to the present. The more than 7,000 objects encompass everything from Queen Victoria's crinolines and Selfridges's original art deco elevators to grim Georgian iron doors from the city's infamous Newgate Prison and Thomas Heatherwick's cauldron from the 2012 London Olympics. Permanent galleries are devoted to nearly every era of English history, including the current globalized megalopolis period. The Roman London collection contains some extraordinary gems, including an astonishingly well-preserved floor mosaic uncovered just a few streets away; don't miss the extraordinary Bronze Age and Roman artifacts unearthed during construction of the new Crossrail underground railway. There are also themed temporary exhibitions, themed walking tours (such as "Hogarth's London"), and an offshoot branch near Canary Wharf devoted to the history of the area and the River Thames.

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150 London Wall
London, Greater London  EC2Y 5HN, England

020-7001–9844

www.museumoflondon.org.uk

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