Museum of London , located close to the Barbican Centre , is composed from three distinct locations working together . Museum of London, Museum of London Docklands and Museum of London Archaeology documents the history of London from the Prehistoric to the present day.
It is in walking distance from St Paul’s Cathedral, overlooking the remains of the Roman city wall and on the edge of the oldest part of London
Museum of London
Museum of London, is one of the world’s largest urban history museums and cares for over two million objects in its collection. The Museum holds the largest archaeological archive in Europe of this wealth of information.
London is one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in the world with a story stretching back over a quarter of a million years. Museum of London is committed to recording and explaining change in every part of London life, to tell its past, present and future stories.
Museum of London Docklands
Museum of London Docklands explores the social and economic significance of the port of London, for a time the busiest in the world.
Museum of London Docklands charts the history of London as a port, beginning 2000 years ago with the Roman trading post set up on the banks of the Thames and following London’s expansion into the biggest port the world had ever known. In November 2007, it opened the capital’s first permanent gallery examining London’s involvement in the transatlantic slave trade, “London, Sugar & Slavery“.
Museum of London Archaeology
For over 30 years Museum of London Archaeology provides archaeological services in London but also does work elsewhere in the UK and abroad. Archaeological findings made by the service and others working in London are archived at the Museum of London Archaeology.
Museum of London is opened daily and the best part , it’s free of charge!
Monday to Sunday: 10am-6pm
Please note that the galleries will begin to close at 5.40pm
Closed: 24 to 26 December ( Christmas Holiday)