London Visit: Museum of London. Whether you reside in the capital or you’re here on holiday, make sure you pop along to the Museum of London. It’s located at London Wall which is near The Barbican. Entry is free except for special exhibitions. If you’re looking for free things to do in London or free museums in London this is the place for you.
Charles Booths Map of London Poverty
Museum of London Highlights
There is certainly plenty to see here. If you are limited for time, make sure you view the handy floor plans and guides which you can download from the website. The space is divided into historic moments such as Roman London and Medieval London and even London Before London. There are some amazing artifacts to view from a Roman bikini to Oliver Cromwell’s Death Mask.
As you travel through time you are transported from AD right through to the present day. If you have a favourite era, whether it’s the roaring twenties or swinging sixties, you can get a sense of the scene through fashion, transport and objects.
Votes for Women
The Votes for Women and Suffragette content was extremely powerful. 2018 is the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act. We sat and watched a thought-provoking video with commentary from women about the Suffragette Movement and the hunger strike. I’m sure you will also find something to stimulate your mind when you visit this museum.
Museum of London Special Exhibitions
London Nights Exhibition
Keep an eye out for the paid for exhibits like London Nights. This is a collection of film and photography of London at night captured by sixty photographers. It starts from the 19th century and brings you up to date. With more than 200 works on show you get to explore the capital after dark with a mix of bright lights through to the seedier side. This is supported by a series of talks, workshops and master classes which you can find out more about via the website. The exhibition runs until 11 November 2018. Tickets are £10 for adults if booked in advance and there are various concessions. We visited London Nights and loved it, particularly the historic imagery and film footage.
Museum of London Information
Museum of London Entrance
To find out more visit the Museum of London Website. The address is 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN. The nearest stations are Barbican and Moorgate. You will find the entrance on a pedestrian raised walk which you can access via stairs, escalators or lifts from various points. It is well sign posted so you shouldn’t have any problems. Current opening times are 10am until 6pm daily but is closed during Christmas so do check online. You will find a couple of eateries in the venue and a room where you can eat your own packed lunch. This museum is moving to a new site in Smithfield General Market in 2021. There is a Museum of London Docklands as well. Enjoy your visit and I hope you discover something amazing about London.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Homeboy for visiting with me. Disclosure: I was given two free tickets to view the London Nights exhibit.