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Encyclopedia > Museum of London
Interior showing the Mayor's state coach
Interior showing the Mayor's state coach

The Museum of London documents the history of London from the Palaeolithic to the present day. The museum is located in a 1970s building close to the Barbican Centre, approximately 10 minutes' walk north of St Paul's Cathedral and admission is free. It is operated by the Corporation of London and was opened in the 1970s, utilising collections previously held by the Corporation at the Guildhall and also items from other collections. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3840x2160, 4190 KB) Museum of London interior, showing coach of the Lord Mayor, London Photographer: User:Justinc File links The following pages link to this file: Museum of London Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3840x2160, 4190 KB) Museum of London interior, showing coach of the Lord Mayor, London Photographer: User:Justinc File links The following pages link to this file: Museum of London Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... For other uses, see London (disambiguation). ... The Paleolithic or Palaeolithic – lit. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Barbican Arts Centre and lakeside terrace Interior - concert hall foyer; library and gallery above Interior - concert hall with orchestra The Barbican Arts Centre opened in 1982, after a long and at times painful gestation which dated right back to the area having been badly bombed during World War II. Situated... St Pauls Cathedral from the south St Pauls Cathedral is a cathedral on Ludgate Hill, in the City of London, and the seat of the Bishop of London. ... Arms of the City of London as shown on Blackfriars station. ... The Guildhall The Guildhall complex in c. ...


The museum comprises a series of chronological galleries containing original artifacts, models, pictures and diagrams. The museum covers principally social and economic history, with a strong emphasis on the built city and urban development. As of 2004 the museum is engaged in a long term program to overhaul the galleries with contemporary interactive exhibits. The prehistoric gallery, which is called "London Before London" has already been updated. Star exhibits include the Lord Mayor of London's state coach. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael Berry Savory. ...


Fragments of the old London Wall can be seen just outside the museum. The Museum of London is responsible for rescue excavations in the City area. London Wall was the defensive wall built by the Romans around Londinium, their strategically important port town on the river Thames in England. ... The National Gallery in London, a famous museum. ... Coat of arms The City of London is a small area in Greater London. ...


In 2003, the museum opened an offshoot called The Museum in Docklands in a 19th-century warehouse building near Canary Wharf on the Isle of Dogs. The new museum relates the economic and social history of the London Docklands. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Museum in Docklands at night, January 2005 The Museum in Docklands, which is an offshoot of the Museum of London, tells the story of Londons Docklands. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... HSBC Tower (left), 1 Canada Square (centre), Citigroup Centre (right) Canary Wharf, seen from a high-level walkway on Tower Bridge Canary Wharf tube station (Jubilee Line) Docklands Light Railway station and entrance to underground station Canary Wharf viewed from Shad Thames Canary Wharf Tower and the HSBC World Headquarters... The Isle of Dogs is a peninsula in the East End of London. ... The Millennium Dome and Canary Wharf from the Royal Victoria Dock. ...


See also

The Museum of London Archaeology Service began as the Department of Urban Archaeology (DUA) in the early 1970s. ...

External links

  • Museum of London website
  • Location map from streetmap.co.uk
  • UntoldLondon website - also run from the Museum of London
Museums and Galleries in London
British Museum · Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms · Design Museum · Dulwich Picture Gallery · Estorick Collection · Freud Museum · Geffrye Museum · Hayward Gallery · HMS Belfast · Horniman Museum · Imperial War Museum · London's Transport Museum · Museum of London · Museum of Performance · National Gallery · National Maritime Museum · National Portrait Gallery · Natural History Museum · Royal Academy of Arts · Saatchi Gallery · Science Museum · Sir John Soane's Museum · Somerset HouseCourtauld Gallery, Gilbert Collection, Hermitage Rooms · Tate Britain · Tate Modern · Victoria and Albert Museum · V&A Museum of Childhood · Wallace Collection · Whitechapel Art Gallery

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Museum of London - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (316 words)
The museum is located in a 1970s building close to the Barbican Centre, approximately 10 minutes' walk north of St Paul's Cathedral and admission is free.
As of 2004 the museum is engaged in a long term program to overhaul the galleries with contemporary interactive exhibits.
The Museum of London is responsible for rescue excavations in the City area.
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