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.
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 introduction to the capital.