The Museum of London ★★

A model of Roman-era London, circa AD 85–90, including the first bridge over the Thames (close to the current location of London Bridge), Museum of London, London (Photo by Steven G. Johnson)
A model of Roman-era London, circa AD 85–90, including the first bridge over the Thames (close to the current location of London Bridge)
A model of Roman-era London, circa AD 85–90, including the first bridge over the Thames (close to the current location of London Bridge), Museum of London, London (Photo by Steven G. Johnson)
Four mother goddeses, a 3C Roman-era relief found at Blackfriars, Museum of London, London (Photo by Mike Peel)
The 1757 Lord Mayor's State Coach in the Museum of London, Museum of London, London (Photo by Tony Hisgett)
Costumes in the Vauxhall Gardens display at the Museum of London, Museum of London, London (Photo by Allan Harris)
A recreation of a medieval kitchen at the Museum of London, Museum of London, London (Photo by Herry Lawford)
More than 360 north Kentish high-tin bronze coins from the Sunbury hoard (c. 100-50 BC), one of the largest hoards ever found in Britain., Museum of London, London (Photo by Mike Peel (www.mikepeel.net))
An early London taxi at the Museum of London, Museum of London, London (Photo by Allan Harris)
An AD 4C statue of Bacchus with Silenus and Pan from a London Temple of Mithras, Museum of London, London (Photo by Zde)
London's original Roman wall with later medieval accretions, including a tower from the 13th century, just outside the Museum of London, Museum of London, London (Photo by Mike Peel (www.mikepeel.net))

The history of London Town from prehistoric times to the 21C, told in artifacts, scale models, archaeological finds, photographs, and paintings

Loads of exhibits on the history of London Town from prehistoric times through the Roman, Saxon, Medieval, Tudor, and Stuart eras and up to the 21st century.

The collections range from artifacts to scale models, archaeological finds to photographs, paintings to past fashions.

Best of all, it's all free.

One of the most famous exhibits is the gilded Lord Mayor's State Coach, created in 1757 for incoming Lord Mayor Sir Charles Asgill by Sir Robert Taylor for the princely sum of £860 (a cool £12 million in today's pounds).

 

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