Museum of London


Member Rating 4 out of 5 by dkmcfadd on February 20, 2004

This smallish museum is worth a visit, especially if you have children, or are, like me, young at heart. There were some new interactive exhibits when I was there a year ago and the museum was undergoing renovation then.

The Roman London exhibit was very fun. The highlight of that exhibit was the street scenes section. Objects were placed behind cases as typical Roman Londoners would situate them, and there were models and painting representing people, the houses, and even the paving on the outside of the cases. There is also a very informative Victorian London exhibit and a cool model of London during the Great Fire of 1666. The model is a bit interactive and great for kids (though it requires some patience).

The museum is sort of out of the way and, as a result, the two times I visited, it was almost empty. In the Roman exhibit, I was one of two people in it. Nevertheless, it’s location in the Barbican Centre is worth a visit. It's London architecture at its worst and only visited by business and art/theatre types, who visit nearby venues. Also nearby are some of the Roman walls and other leftovers of ancient Roman London.

Museum of London
150 London Wall
London, England, EC2Y 5HN
+44 (207) 814 5613

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