The Museum of London is founded in 1976 and shows the history of the city from before the time when it existed under the name Londinium and was a Roman province until today. In it the exponents are exhibited in chronological principle: “Prehistory”, “Roman London”, “London in the Middle Ages”, “London under the management of the Tudors and the Stewards” and “London since 1700 until today”.
Among the most interesting exponents of the museum are fragments of Roman wall once encircled the city, Cheapside Hoard (which is defined as the finest collection of Elizabethan jewelry in the world), Roman marble sculptures from the Temple of Mithras, parts of human skeleton more than 5000 years old (oldest human remains found in the Thames Valley), copper map of London from the 16th century, the ceremonial sword used by Lord Nelson, the Olympic torch from the Games in 1948.
The museum contains photographs, memoirs and interviews of Londoners from the 20th and 21st century, allowing visitors to learn about the lives of people living and working in London.
Almost every month the museum organize special exhibitions, concentrating on important events in the history of London and the lives of different social groups living in the past or currently living within the city.
At the end of 2009 reconstruction of the museum was completed, so now it is ready to accept flow of tourists and locals who choose to visit it.
Address: 2 London Wall Buildings London Wall, London EC2M 5UU, United Kingdom
Phone: 020 7001 9844