Museum of London is one of the world's largest urban history museums and cares for over two million objects in its collection, and also holds the largest archaeological archive in Europe. It's a chronological museum journey starting from prehistoric times, moving through Roman and Medieval London galleries, and reaching the Great Fire of London in 1666, before moving downstairs to the modern galleries which reopened in 2010 and continue the story right up to today. That's a quarter of a million years covered by one museum!
Museum of London is always free to visit.
Temporary exhibition review (on till 10 June 2012): Dickens and London.
A £20 million redevelopment means literally half of the museum - all of the lower floor - has been improved. The space has grown by 25% creating a new gallery with a street level window along London Wall to house the Lord Mayor's Coach.
The modern galleries cover London's history from around 1700 right up to today and have 7,000 objects, interactives, film and changing displays, to bring it all to life for us. The museum is about the people as much as the city and every artifact tells a personal story as Londoners reinvent their city and are changed by it. Find out more...