There are a number of different file formats available for download on the Museum of London websites. All downloads feature the name of the format and the file size with the link title.
To download a document
Click on the link or:
- If you are using a Windows PC right click on the link and select:
'Save target as' - Internet explorer , Opera
'Save link as' - Mozilla Firefox, Chrome
- If you are using a Mac:
With mouse over the link use the “command” or “apple key” and “s” to save the page/link - Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Safari
You can download free viewers for each of the downloadable formats from the below websites:
PDF files created using Adobe Acrobat - retain the formatting of the printed version of a document in an easy to download, single file.
To open a PDF file you have two options. You can download a program called Acrobat Reader and install it onto your computer.
Download the latest Acrobat reader (free)
The second option is to use an online PDF conversion tool. You can visit the Adobe Acrobat website, type in the address of a PDF file and get it to translate the file into a more readable format while you wait. Or you can email the address of the file (or the file itself) to Adobe, and they will email a translation back. These translations of the files may not be as clearly formatted as the original PDF file.
For Windows users who don't have Microsoft Word, the Word 97/2000 Viewer (Windows 95/98/NT) allows them to view MS Word files.
Download Free viewer for Microsoft Word (free)
For Windows users who don't have Microsoft Excel, the Excel 97/2000 Viewer allows them to view Excel files.
Download Free viewer for Microsoft Excel (free)
For users who don't have Microsoft PowerPoint, the PowerPoint Viewer 97 PowerPoint 97, 2000 and 2002 Users allows them to view PowerPoint files.
Download Free viewer for Microsoft PowerPoint (free)
A zip file is a compressed or 'zipped' store of either a single document or a collection of files, making it easy to group files together for transporting, copying and saving disk space.
You need a zip compatible program to 'unzip' (decompress) the files.
Download WinZip (commercial application available for a trial period after which a small fee is charged)
Download Info-ZIP (free)
Download CAM UnZip (free)
Download Stuffit (free software for MAC & PC users)
CSV (Comma Separated Values)
A CSV file is the simplest way in which tabular data can be saved for importing spreadsheet applications such as Excel or database applications such as Access. No special reader is required for this format.
RTF (Rich Text Format)
A RTF file is a format that lets you exchange text files between different word processors in different operating systems, for example, a document created in Word 97 on Windows 95, saved as an RTF file, can be opened using WordPerfect 6.0 on Windows.
Flash movies and games are animations that include sound and images. They may require Macromedia Flash Player.
Download Flash (free)
There are sections of the site available that have collections of audio and video files which require media players to listen to or view these.
Download Windows Media Player (free)
Download Real Player (free & paid)