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Get to know performers of the past with crafts, storytelling and drama for families, all inspired by London's clowns, puppets and playwrights.

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A brief history of Smithfields

Smithfield is one of London’s special places and its lanes, alleys and courts on the edge of the market still follow a medieval street plan. Curator Alex Werner offers a brief history of the area.

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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

London Dust

London Dust

Photography and film from artist Rut Blees Luxemburg, responding to the redevelopment of the City of London and the fallout from the 2008 financial crisis.
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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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Medieval London gallery

Medieval pilgrim badge of Thomas Becket

Discover the story of London from the collapse of the Roman city in the 400s to the accession of Queen Elizabeth I in 1558.
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Medieval London gallery

Medieval pilgrim badge of Thomas Becket

Discover the story of London from the collapse of the Roman city in the 400s to the accession of Queen Elizabeth I in 1558.
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People's City gallery

People's City gallery

Discover how London’s rapid expansion created a wealthy but divided city - including original objects from the Suffragette campaign, and a recreated Victorian street.
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People's City gallery

People's City gallery

Discover how London’s rapid expansion created a wealthy but divided city - including original objects from the Suffragette campaign, and a recreated Victorian street.
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Discover the history of London and its people

FREE ENTRY

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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