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Want to learn the tricks of the forensics trade? Join Forensic Outreach for an interactive workshop on 6 Mar where you'll discover Victorian deductive methods and modern day fingerprinting skills. 

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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.
  • 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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New Sherlock Holmes game!

Sherlock Holmes game The Two Pipe Problem

Channel your inner Sherlock and try your hand at our new detective game. Crack the two pipe problem for your chance to win a bumper prize, worth over £400!
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Opening hours:
Mon-Sun: 10am-6pm
Galleries begin to close at 5.40pm
Closed: 24 to 26 Dec

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

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