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Victorian Santa's Grotto

Meet Santa in his secret grotto in the Victorian Walk.

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  • Late London: bohemian city
    Booking is now open for our annual Valentine's Late London, celebrating London's bohemian soul.
  • Shoreditch's Saucy Side
    Tour the art of archaeological erotica, from cheeky Venus figurines to explicit furnishings of Victorian gentlemen’s clubs.

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He wasn't an easy gentleman to describe

The adventures of the world’s most famous fictional detective inspire a new fashion photography series by Kasia Wozniak.


  • Sherlock Holmes
    We delve into the character of the world's most famous fictional detective and use film, photography and paintings to recreate the atmosphere of Victorian era London.
  • A Bear Called Paddington
    Celebrating the big screen debut of the furry London icon, we look at the origins of Paddington. 

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The Suffragettes

The Museum of London holds an impressive collection of prints and objects relating to the 'Votes for Women' campaign.

View this collection online or visit our free galleries to see a selection of it up close.

  • Theatrical ephemera
    Take a look through over a thousand theatrical portraits, which provide a record of the performers, their roles, the costumes they wore and how plays in London were performed.
  • Roman coins
    Our collection of over 5000 roman coins charts the Roman age; from the height of the Republic through to the dawn of the Byzantine age in the east.

Collections and research

A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

We celebrate the small stowaway from Darkest Peru and his London adventures, with a small exhibition of objects charting his journey from page to screen.
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A Hollow Body

A Hollow Body

Download our new atmospheric audio tour through the City of London’s streets and narrow alleys, created in partnership with art collective Circumstance.
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Discover the history of London and its people

Opening hours:
Mon-Sun: 10am-6pm
Galleries begin to close at 5.40pm
Closed: 24 to 26 Dec

How to find us

Museum of London
150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN
Tel: 020 7001 9844

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