Museum of London

Located on London Wall, close to the Barbican Centre, the Museum of London showcases the history of London, from the prehistoric to the modern. Though founded in 1976, the Museum features nine galleries with exhibits dating from 450,000 BC to today.

The Museum collection contains more than six million objects, making it the largest urban history collection in the world. Various items collaborate in the telling of London’s rich history, such as animal fossils, remains from the Roman Empire, items from the Saxon days and Viking invasion, World War 2 memorabilia, items from contemporary London.

Free tours for the whole family are available, which can be themed, e.g. London in the Roman period. Information on guided walks, temporary exhibitions and activities can be found here.

Admission is free. The Museum is open daily from 10:00 to 18:00.

The Museum is a few minutes from St. Paul’s Cathedral on foot. To get there, take the tube to Barbican Station via Circle, Hammersmith & City or Metropolitan line.