Cover image: Union Jack hat designed by Stephen Jones, 2000, Museum of London

Museum of London “Helps visitors get under London’s skin”
Lonely Planet London

“An essential stop for understanding how the City developed”
Insight Guides London

Museum of London Docklands “Makes a visit to the area well worth the effort”
The Rough Guide to London

“Museum of London is one of the capital’s best museums”
Lonely Planet London City Guide

“Comprehensively and entertainingly tells the history of London”
Michelin Guide to London

“Displays…as well as interactive exhibits make for a fascinating experience”
Michelin Guide to London

Take the Museum to the streets with our award-winning apps! With our free iPhone and iPad apps, Streetmuseum™ and Streetmuseum Londinium, plus our free Soundtrack to London app for Nokia handsets, you can discover more about the Museum’s collections on the go. Or discover the Dickensian city with our graphic novel app Dickens: Dark London for iPhone and iPad. First edition free.

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Start your visit to London here with over 450,000 years of history across two unique venues

Dickens and London
Until 10 Jun 2012
Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens with the UK’s first major exhibition on the author for over 40 years. Recreating the atmosphere of Victorian London through sound and projections, you’ll be taken on a haunting journey to discover the city that inspired his writings.

19 Oct 2012 – 14 Apr 2013
Explore the early 19th century history of human dissection and the trade in dead bodies through dramatic evidence unearthed during Museum of London Archaeology excavations at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. Due to its subject matter this exhibition is not recommended for children under 12.

Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men

Museum of London
Adult £8 (£7 advance booking) Child/concession £6 (£5 advance booking)
Timed entry and booking fees apply.

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Adult £9 Child (12+)/concession £7 Tickets on sale from June 2012.

The Museum of London tells the story of the world’s greatest city and its people.
With two iconic venues and thousands of treasures spanning 450,000 years, the Museum of London offers a detailed record of London's history that cannot be found anywhere else in the city, making it the only place to start your visit to the capital. The Museum of London is situated in the City, near St Paul’s Cathedral. Through interactive displays and real artefacts, the Museum brings the varied history of London to life from prehistoric times to the present day. A few minutes from the shops and restaurants of Canary Wharf, the Museum of London Docklands charts the long history of London as a port through stories of trade, migration and commerce, in a beautiful, Grade I listed, Georgian warehouse.
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At Home with the Queen

25 May – 28 Oct 2012
Marking the Diamond Jubilee of HRH Elizabeth II, this photographic display explores Londoners’ enduring affection for the Queen, capturing them at home with their royal memorabilia.

Michael Caine’s London

Opens 8 Mar 2013
Opening in time for Sir Michael Caine’s 80th birthday on 14 March 2013, this display charts the actor’s early life in London, from his childhood in Elephant and Castle to his early acting years in the theatres and clubs of Soho and the West End.

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1. The skull of an extinct auroch (wild ox) found in Ilford, 245,000186,000 BC.

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2. This marble head of Mithras once stood in a Roman temple in the City, carved around AD 180-220.

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MUSEUM OF LONDON

150 London Wall, near St Paul’s Cathedral
Step inside the Museum of London and you will find historic objects which tell the story of the capital’s turbulent past. Situated in the oldest part of London, known as the City, the Museum overlooks the remains of the city wall, which dates to the time of the Roman Empire. Here you can discover prehistoric London, see how the city changed under Roman rule, wonder at the grandeur of medieval London and explore the effects of civil war, plague and fire on the capital. Visit our spectacular Galleries of Modern London and you can walk the streets of Victorian London, take a stroll in recreated 18th century pleasure gardens, find out more about the fashions of the swinging sixties and marvel at the magnificent Lord Mayor’s Coach. www.museumoflondon.org.uk If you want to learn more about the capital then you can join us every Saturday at 11am for our Welcome to London tour, an essential one hour guide to London’s past, present and future. Tickets £8.50 per person, available from the information desk on arrival. Subject to availability.
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3. These stunning late 15th century altar paintings are believed to have come from a chapel at Westminster Abbey.

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4. This dazzling 1400 year old gold and garnet brooch was found in a grave in Covent Garden. 5. The Great Fire Experience is the Museum’s oldest model. Through visual effects it shows how fire spread through the capital in 1666.

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6. The truly magnificent Lord Mayor’s State Coach was built in 1757.

Planning your visit to the Museum of London 6
Admission FREE The Museum operates on a system of voluntary donations. Open daily 10am – 6pm. Closed 24-26 December. Our benugo cafés offer a range of freshly made sandwiches, teas, coffees and handmade cakes, while our restaurant London Wall Bar & Kitchen serves a great menu of modern English classics.

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7. The exquisite Fanshawe dress was made from local Spitalfields silk woven by French Huguenots and worn by Ann Fanshawe when her father was Lord Mayor of London in 1752-53. 8. Our beautifully recreated 18th century pleasure gardens are full of period costumes and specially commissioned hats and masks by Philip Treacy.

The Museum’s shop sells an extensive range of souvenirs and gifts, from postcards, posters and prints, to books, toys and audio-visual material. The Museum is fully accessible to wheelchair users. The Galleries of Modern London include induction loops, Braille panels, touch objects and audio guides for the visually impaired. Call +44 (0)20 7001 9844 or visit our website to find out more. The Museum provides gallery maps and object highlights sheets in French, Spanish, Italian and German. Please ask at the information desk on arrival. The Museum of London is situated in the City in the centre of London. It is a 5 minute walk from St Paul’s Cathedral, 15 minutes from Tate Modern and 25 minutes from the Tower of London. Barbican, St Paul’s, Moorgate Liverpool Street, Farringdon, City Thameslink 4, 8, 25, 56, 100, 172, 242, 521
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9. You can enjoy a little window shopping along the streets of our Victorian Walk and stop in at the local pub. 10. This dress, featuring illustrations of The Beatles, was worn at the London premiere of A Hard Day’s Night.
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1. Roman amphora used to import fish sauce and olive oil to London, around AD 100. 2. Casts of Yoruba sculptures from West Africa, around 1100-1400.

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MUSEUM OF LONDON DOCKLANDS
West India Quay, Canary Wharf

3. A model of London Bridge as it once was in the 1400s.

From Roman settlement to Docklands’ regeneration, this 200 year old warehouse reveals the long history of London as a port through stories of trade, migration and commerce. Here you can find a wealth of objects, from whale bones to World War II gas masks, and state-of-the-art galleries including Sailortown, an atmospheric recreation of 19th century riverside London, and London, Sugar & Slavery, which reveals the part the capital played in the transatlantic slave trade. With ancient finds, unusual objects, fascinating tours and walks, as well as an extensive archive and library, the Museum of London Docklands is one of the capital’s hidden gems and, together with the Museum of London, will complete your visit to the capital. www.museumoflondon.org.uk/docklands

4. Whale jaw bones from the late 1700s found in the Thames.

5. Corpses of executed pirates and felons were hung in this 18th century gibbet cage.

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6. This painting shows the opening of the St Katharine Dock on 25 October 1828.

Planning your visit to the Museum of London Docklands
Admission FREE The Museum operates on a system of voluntary donations. Open daily 10am – 6pm. Closed 24-26 December. Please note the Museum of London Docklands will be closed from 9 July – 16 September 2012 inclusive to host the German National Olympic Committee during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. You can enjoy a drink, snack or freshly-made cake in our café or a lunch in our bar and restaurant, Rum & Sugar. The Museum’s shop sells an extensive range of souvenirs and gifts, from postcards, posters and prints, to books, toys and audio-visual material. The Museum is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Please call +44 (0)20 7001 9844 or visit our website to find out about the services and facilities we provide that may help you during your visit. The Museum of London Docklands is located just a short walk from Canary Wharf and only 20 minutes from The O2 and Maritime Greenwich. West India Quay Canary Wharf Pier
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7. Venture into the mysterious alleyways of Sailortown, an atmospheric recreation of 19th century riverside London.

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8. The Buxton table at which negotiations over the 1807 bill for the Abolition of Slavery were hammered out.

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9. Stevedore’s banner made to commemorate the founding of the trade union following the 1889 strike in London’s Docks. 10. This consol shelter protected wardens and policemen working on the Docks during World War II air raids.

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