Museum of London tells the story of London and its people. Its amalgamation of two museums: the Guildhall Museum and the London Museum
Museum of London tells the story of London and its people. It holds the largest archaeological archive in Europe. It is an amalgamation of two earlier museums: the Guildhall Museum, founded in 1826 and the London Museum founded in 1912. Both collections came together after the second world war. The new Museum of London opened in 1976.
The Guildhall Museum was largely archaeological. Its first acquisition was a fragment of Roman mosaic from Tower Street in the City of London. The London Museum had wider interests, collecting modern objects, paintings, and costumes alongside archaeology. This museum offers a walk through London’s various incarnations from Thames Valley geological history, to Anglo-Saxons and 21st-century bankers. Plus there’s a nice cafe in its garden
National government’s interest in the museum passes to the Greater London Authority.
Museum of London: Admission ticket prices, opening hours
Free admission– No entrance fee
Opening hours: daily 10am – 6pm. Closed 24, 25 & 26 Dec. Galleries close at 5:40pm
Address and nearest tube to Museum of London
Address: 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN.
Telephone: 020 7001 9844
Nearest tube and bus: Barbican Tube Station, St. Paul’s Tube Station, Moorgate Tube Station. Bus- Bus number 4, 8, 25, 56, 100, 172, 242, 521