Opened in 1976, the Museum of London contains fascinating exhibits and interactive displays about life in London from prehistoric times to the present day. The museum’s galleries start with London in 450,000BC to AD50 when London was a wilderness, wild animals roamed Trafalgar Square, and the local population would fit on a double-decker bus. Visitors can explore the museum’s galleries and discover what life was like in Roman and Medieval London, and continue through to learn about Elizabethan times, the English Civil Wars, the Great Plague, and the Great Fire of 1666. Visitors can also view the Lord Mayor of London’s 1757 gilded State Coach, walk along a re-created Victorian street with original shop fronts, and recall the fashion of the swinging 60s. The Museum of London collection contains around 2 million individual items.
- Museum of London
- 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN
- Underground: Barbican, St Paul’s, or Moorgate