on March 24, 2006
Alright, one of the best things about this museum is that it's free! Great value, eh? All kidding aside, it's a great museum to see the development of London and everything in between. You literally will see everything, from prehistoric items to the Lord Mayor's coach. All are very interesting. Going on the weekend is a good idea, because the area is like a ghost town.
I personally enjoyed the Tudor and Stuart era. I love this era, so to see how they lived then was very interesting. Also, you see how The Great Fire started and enveloped so much of the city. There's a little room that is darkened, and you'll see how it slowly started and then went rampant. It's a good exhibit for kids.
Another great area of the museum is the Victorian section. There are little rooms, or vignets, that present everything from a barber to a pharmacy. You will feel like you are part of that era. Also, you can take pictures in this area, so click away.
Lastly, the Roman room is fantastic. I truly enjoyed that one. You feel like you really are in Roman times. There are Roman walls (including one outside) and tiles that are just spectacular. But to look at marble statues from the Temple of Mithras is just awesome! You look at it and think "some Roman looked at this and admired its beauty, just like me."
One of the last things to see is the Lord Mayor's Coach. It was built in 1757 and as glided with gold as it can be! This is just as spectacular as the Royal Coach used for crowning the monarchs, another great picture for the scrapbook.
We took the Tube from the Barbican stop. The museum is right down the road from it.
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