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Joy of Museums

Museums, Art Galleries and Historical Sites

Museum of London

Museum of London

Museum of London

The Museum of London exhibits the history of London from prehistoric to modern times. Located on the London Wall, close to the Barbican Centre, it is part of the Barbican complex of buildings created in the 1960s and 1970s. The museum has an extensive urban history collection with more than six million objects. It is primarily concerned with the social history of London and its inhabitants throughout its history.

The museum is a short walk from St Paul’s Cathedral and overlooks the remains of the Roman city wall and on the edge of the oldest part of London. In 2015, the museum announced plans to move from its Barbican site to nearby Smithfield Market. The move, contingent upon funding and is planned to be complete by 2021. Check the museum’s website for updates.

Highlights of the Museum of London

  • London Wall
  • The Lord Mayor’s State Coach
  • West End Exhibits
  • Suffragettes
  • World War I and World War II Exhibits

Museum of London

  • Museum:      Museum of London
  • City:              London
  • Country:       United Kingdom
  • Established: 1976
  • Type:             History Museum
  • Location:       London Wall, London, United Kingdom

Explore London’s Museums and Heritage Sites

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