Journey through the capital’s amazing past. See as much or as little as you like - the museum is free and open all year round so come back any time.
Animals of prehistoric London
See some of the remarkable remains left behind by prehistoric animals. Imagine elephants, mammoths and cave bears roaming around the capital! Can you work out what bone belongs to which animal.
Take a walk around Roman London
Discover what Roman London might have looked like. Explore models showing a 2000 year old market and how the first ever bridge across the Thames was built.
At home in Saxon London
Be transported back to London 1,000 years ago. Step inside a life-size Saxon house, listen to the hustle and bustle from the streets outside and see how a Saxon family cooked and where they slept.
War, Plague and Fire
Find out about one of the most turbulent times in London’s history. Try on a fire fighter’s helmet like the ones used during the Great Fire of London or learn how to treat the plague. You can pick up an activity sheet at the information desk.
In the Pleasure Garden
Join the festivities in our reconstructed Victorian Pleasure Garden. Follow the day unfold and sit down to watch the fire works and all the beautiful visitors dressed in their finest clothes.
Victorian window shopping
In our reconstructed Victorian Walk you can stroll along the shops and business that would have lined London’s streets 150 years ago. In the window of the toy shop you can look for a birthday present and at the grocers pick up some ideas for dinner.
This interactive family area is especially designed to engage young children. What happens when buses, cars and horses share the same streets, how far underground is the tube and what is lurking in the depths further down?
Come and play
What did children play with in the 1950s? Come and play in our 1950s living room with traditional toys from the time and sample some of the family friendly television programmes first shown.