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

18th Feb
10:00am - 6:00pm
19th Feb
10:00am - 6:00pm
20th Feb
10:00am - 6:00pm
21st Feb
10:00am - 6:00pm
22nd Feb
10:00am - 6:00pm
23rd Feb
10:00am - 6:00pm
24th Feb
10:00am - 6:00pm

Next Week

25th Feb
10:00am - 6:00pm
26th Feb
10:00am - 6:00pm
27th Feb
10:00am - 6:00pm
28th Feb
10:00am - 6:00pm
1st Mar
10:00am - 6:00pm
2nd Mar
10:00am - 6:00pm
3rd Mar
10:00am - 6:00pm


Exhibitions Open Now

Consider speculative London futures as depicted in fiction past and present.
(Open 21st Oct 2017 to 15th Apr 2018)

Fantastical realities seen through the eyes of artists, architects and designers.
(Open 19th Jan 2018 to 15th Apr 2018)


Forthcoming Events at Museum of London

A talk about how Stereoscopic photography rapidly became a worldwide craze after the Great Exhibition of 1851.
Monday, 26th Feb

Free   (Tuesday, 27th Feb)
It is well known that Shakespeare lived in an age of monarchy and wrote powerfully in his English history plays about the duties of the sovereign
Tuesday, 27th Feb

Free   (Wednesday, 28th Feb)
Matter consists of a mêlée of elementary particles
Wednesday, 28th Feb

How have the British and American armed forces been taught to fight and kill in conflicts from 1914 to the present? What role have psychology and technology played in military training? How do combata
Wednesday, 28th Feb

What’s in a shadow? Danger and death? Or the vital life-force of whatever object casts it? Are shadows seductive nothings or truth-telling images of repressed sexuality and violence?
Monday, 5th Mar

Free   (Tuesday, 6th Mar)
Between 1886 and 1914, British politics was dominated by the Irish Question, and the Irish nationalist party exerted considerable pressure on British governments
Tuesday, 6th Mar

Simon Thurley looks into the ingredients that went into making a court quarter there and the way it formed a blueprint for the new West End of London.
Wednesday, 7th Mar

Join the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society for their 55th annual conference featuring presentations by a number of experts.
Saturday, 10th Mar

Free   (Tuesday, 13th Mar)
Quantum science has been one of the most successful and useful theories ever invented
Tuesday, 13th Mar

Free   (Wednesday, 14th Mar)
This lecture considers the challenges that the NHS and its suppliers face in employing personalised medicine.
Wednesday, 14th Mar

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