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Museum of London

Visit the museum that documents the history of London from prehistoric to modern times.


At the Museum of London, every day is London History Day! The Museum of London offers an unforgettable journey through the capital's ever-changing history from 450,000 BC to the present day.

Discover London during prehistoric, Roman and medieval times, learn about the tumultuous years of civil war, plague and fire, and step back in time with a stroll through our recreated Georgian pleasure gardens and the streets of Victorian London. See how the Suffragettes fought for the right to vote, how Londoners endured two world wars and came back swinging in the 60s, and then marvel at the 2012 Olympic Cauldron.

People looking at exhibits
Join a family event to learn more about London’s history from Anglo- Saxon times to the Great Fire © Museum of London


Home sweet home
12.30-2pm and 2.30-4 pm

What did a Saxon home look like? How did Londoners live 1,000 years ago? At this art workshop, make a model Saxon home, discover where these early Londoners came from and how they lived. Then go and visit our recreated Saxon home in the Medieval gallery.

This is a drop-in workshop, so stop by anytime between 12.30-2pm, 2.30-4pm.

Suggested ages: 5+


Plan your visit

Anglo-Saxon songs and sounds
1-1.30pm, 2-2.30pm and 3-3.30pm

Meet a 'scop' - an Anglo-Saxon storyteller - and be captivated by a musical version of 'Beowulf', a famous story told around fires in London more than 1,000 years ago. Then play around with Anglo-Saxon language, before finishing the session with a song set to some Old English. Each performance is 30 minutes long.

Suggested ages: 5+


Plan your visit

Great Fire of London family walk

Was the baker of Pudding Lane to blame? What did Samuel Pepys bury in his garden? How did they put out the fire? Join us on this 45-minute interactive family walk to find all the answers and more as you visit the sights affected by the fire. Visit the sites struck by the Great Fire of 1666 and take part in mini-challenges as a family during this fun and interactive walk.

Special lunch deals are available.

Suggested ages: 5+

£5 children and £7 adults,

Book in advance to be sure of a place


Museum of London
150 London Wall

Open 10am to 6pm

Admission: FREE

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Graphic silhouette of Big Ben represented in green red and blue. Text reads: London History Day
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