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We’ve teamed up with Film Hub London for a dress-up Sherlock film night on Friday 10 April! With prizes for the most inventive costumes, comedy, raffles and quizzes to enjoy before a screening of 'Sherlock Holmes' (2009) in our galleries after dark, this is a night not to be missed!

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  • Easter holidays
    Meet the Victorians this Easter with free craft, stories and object handling for families.
  • Paupers, pilgrims and priories
    What made people travel miles to visit a shrine or touch a relic? Journey through the Archaeological Archive and uncover the power of belief in Medieval London.
  • Crime fiction debate
    Join best-selling authors Ann Cleeves, Laura Wilson and Mark Billingham for this lively debate looking at the enduring popularity of crime fiction.

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The pomegranate and the rose

With the nation tuning into BBC Two's adaptation of Wolf Hall, our medieval curator Jackie Keily explores the tragic story of Katherine of Aragon, through key pieces in our collection.

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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.

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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

The London 2012 Cauldron

The London 2012 Cauldron

Our new home for the London 2012 Cauldron tells the story of this iconic symbol of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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The Crime Museum Uncovered

The Crime Museum Uncovered

This October – for the first time ever – never-before-seen-objects from the Metropolitan Police’s Crime Museum will go on public display in a major new exhibition.
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Mon-Sun: 10am-6pm
Galleries begin to close at 5.40pm
Closed: 24 to 26 Dec

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Tel: 020 7001 9844

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