Museum of London - Prices, opening hours, news, events and exhibitions

About the Museum of London

A huge museum in the City devoted to the history, mostly of the centre of London, from Roman times right up to the modern day.

A number of permanent galleries are laid out in chronological order, with a mixture of original objects and recreations.

Particular highlights include the recreation of a Victorian street, the 2012 Olympic cauldron, and the Lord Mayor's carriage.

A number of displays change several times a year, with smaller free exhibitions, and usually one major paid-for exhibition.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Address

Museum of London,
150 London Wall,
London,
EC2Y 5HN

Link to Museum of London's website

 

Exhibitions opening soon

Dub London: Bassline of a City
A display celebrating dub reggae and its influence on the capital.
Open from Wed 19th May to Sun 5th September
Dub London: Bassline of a City
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
 

Museum of London Map

 

Fequently asked questions

What's the nearest railway station to Museum of London

The nearest station is Barbican which is 0.2 miles away.


Museum of London - Latest News

Museum of London reopening with extended exhibitions
Museum of London reopening with extended exhibitions

The two Museums, of London, and of London Docklands have both confirmed they will reopen from 19th May, and are extending exhibitions that were to have closed during the lockdown.

Barbican Centre upgrade as Centre for Music is cancelled
Barbican Centre upgrade as Centre for Music is cancelled

Plans for a new concert hall in the City of London have been cancelled as the City decides to revamp the Barbican Centre instead.

The “Trump Baby” blimp is coming to the Museum of London
The “Trump Baby” blimp is coming to the Museum of London

A giant orange balloon of Donald Trump in a baby nappy is to become part of the permanent collection at the Museum of London.

Museum of London celebrates dub music
Museum of London celebrates dub music

A new exhibition, Dub London celebrates dub reggae music and culture in the capital, from its roots in Jamaican reggae to how it has shaped communities and culture over the last 50 years.

Museums of London and Docklands to reopen next month
Museums of London and Docklands to reopen next month

The joint Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands has announced that they will be reopening their doors at both venues on Thursday 6th August.

Museum of London gets permission for new £337 million home
Museum of London gets permission for new £337 million home

The Museum of London has secured planning permission to move from its London Wall home to the former Smithfields market buildings in Farringdon.

An A-Z of London’s fashion alphabet
An A-Z of London’s fashion alphabet

The Museum of London has created a new page on their website, bringing together 26 short videos all about London fashion.

Museum of London’s pandemic exhibition goes online
Museum of London’s pandemic exhibition goes online

A couple of years ago, a prophetic exhibition about pandemics was held at the Museum of London, and now they’ve put it online.

The Museum of London’s new home – past, present and future
The Museum of London’s new home – past, present and future

Images have been released showing the proposed new home for the Museum of London in Smithfield, near Farringdon station.

 

Recent exhibitions

Display exploring alternative currencies past and present – from 17th century trade tokens to today’s Brixton Pound.
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
Consider speculative London futures as depicted in fiction past and present.
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
This exhibition delves into the history behind the School’s creation, its iconic uniform, historic practices, and charitable benefactors.
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
£12.50  
Discover the city at night through the eyes of photographers from the late 19th century to the present day.
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
Becket2020
Free  
See a collection of pilgrim badges that illustrate the extraordinary life of Thomas Becket.
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
Dub London: Bassline of a City
A display celebrating dub reggae and its influence on the capital.
2021-05-09
2021-05-09

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