Museum of London

Museum of London
London, United Kingdom


With two iconic venues and thousands of treasures spanning 450,000 years of London’s history, the Museum of London tells the story of the world's greatest city and its people. From prehistoric times to the present day, we celebrate the unique spirit and achievements of Londoners which have shaped this global city.

The Museum of London is in the heart of the City, five minutes' walk from St Paul’s Cathedral. Through stunning artefacts, interactive displays and atmospheric reconstructions, the museum traces the history of the capital from half a million years ago, when lions and hippos roamed Trafalgar Square, right through to the 21st century, taking in Roman sculpture, medieval treasures, original Georgian costume and a fully recreated Victorian high street along the way.

A few minutes from Canary Wharf, the Museum of London Docklands tells the tale of the real East End, the river Thames and of the capital’s past as one of the world’s greatest trading cities. Housed in a beautiful, Grade I listed quayside warehouse, the museum reveals stories of trade, migration and commerce through a wealth of fascinating objects. See giant whale bones, swords and model ships alongside original World War II air raid shelters and Sailortown, an evocative recreation of 19th century riverside London.

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