"The whole story (almost)." Museum of London Tip by planxty

Museum of London, London: 44 reviews and 89 photos

  Museum of London, London Wall.
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This tip is about the museum of London on the historic street (now redeveloped) of London Wall, which was, as the name suggests, the site of the old Roman wall.

It traces the story of London from prehistory until just before the First World War. There are many "dioramas" set up, including a roman shooping street, and a similar street from Victorian times, complete with a mock-up pub.

The centrepiece of the Museum is the Lord Mayor's coach, a truly magnificent vehicle which only leaves for the Lord Mayor's Annual Show and coronations.

Currently, the medieaval exhibition is closed for renovation (until Autumn 2005) but, even allowing for this absence, you could easily spend a full day there.

Admission is free, but there is a suggested donation of 2 / $2US or ?2, well worth it.

There are also periodic exhibitions at extra cost, although if you have an annual ticket for Museum in Docklands (see seperate tip) they are free.

As an additional attraction, there is currently a sculptor in residence who you can talk to and watch working. Altogether, a great day out.

Address: London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN
Directions: London Wall is less than ten minutes walk North of St. Paul's cathedral or about fifteen minutes walk West of Moorgate tube. Numerous busses pass nearby.
Phone: 0870 444 3852
Website: http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 28, 2005
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