Museum of London

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.


Museum of London,
150 London Wall,

Admission Charges

Entry is FREE

Link to Museum of London's website

Museum of London Opening Hours

This Week

20th May
10:00am - 6:00pm
21st May
10:00am - 6:00pm
22nd May
10:00am - 6:00pm
23rd May
10:00am - 6:00pm
24th May
10:00am - 6:00pm
25th May
10:00am - 6:00pm
26th May
10:00am - 6:00pm

Next Week

27th May
10:00am - 6:00pm
28th May
10:00am - 6:00pm
29th May
10:00am - 6:00pm
30th May
10:00am - 6:00pm
31st May
10:00am - 6:00pm
1st Jun
10:00am - 6:00pm
2nd Jun
10:00am - 6:00pm


Exhibitions Open Now

A display of the last remaining parts of the Whitechapel fatberg.
(Open 9th Feb 2018 to 1st Jul 2018)

Discover the city at night through the eyes of photographers from the late 19th century to the present day.
(Open 11th May 2018 to 11th Nov 2018)

A display featuring iconic objects from the museum’s vast Suffragette collection, including Emmeline Pankhurst’s hunger strike medal.
(Open 4th Mar 2018 to 6th Jan 2019)


Forthcoming Events at Museum of London

This lecture seeks to shed light rather than heat, by assessing just how odd (different, exceptional, peculiar) Sparta really might have been.
Tuesday, 29th May

Free   (Tuesday, 29th May)
Computers are changing warfare profoundly because military strategy has always been geographically based but there are no borders in cyberspace.
Tuesday, 29th May

Free   (Wednesday, 30th May)
What is Russia’s place in the world now? And what does the turbulence of the last 25 years tell us about where it is heading?
Wednesday, 30th May

Free   (Wednesday, 6th Jun)
To mark the 100th anniversary of his birth, the legacy of Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), first president of democratic South Africa, will be considered - both within his country and in the wider world
Wednesday, 6th Jun

Bishop Richard Chartres will present a survey in five acts of the history of London's faith communities, with a word about their prospects in the 21st century
Monday, 11th Jun

Free   (Tuesday, 12th Jun)
What else can we foresee and what can we learn from the first seven decades of our cyber enabled world that will help us to design the best future for ourselves and our children?
Tuesday, 12th Jun

Free   (Tuesday, 19th Jun)
This lecture takes the long view and examines the nature and impact of terrorism in Europe since the nineteenth century.
Tuesday, 19th Jun

The nearest tube station to the Museum of London is Barbican

Museum of London Map

Nearby Venues

1. Barbican Centre
2. City of London Police Museum
3. St Bartholomew's Hospital Museum
4. Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheater
5. St Paul's Cathedral
6. Museum of the Order of St John
7. Bank of England Museum
8. London Mithraeum
9. Dr Johnson's House
10. Museum of Methodism and John Wesley's House
11. Shakespeare's Globe
12. Islington Museum
13. Tate Modern
14. Bishopsgate Institute
15. Clink Prison Museum

16. Museum of Funeral History
17. Twinings Museum
18. Kirkaldy Testing Museum
19. Dennis Severs' House
20. Novelty Automation
21. Sir John Soane's Museum
22. The Crypt Museum
23. Charles Dickens Museum
24. Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
25. The View from the Shard
26. HMS Belfast
27. Somerset House
28. Courtauld Institute of Art
29. The Library and Museum of Freemasonry
30. Tower of London