Photo of the London 2012 Cauldron

New walking tours on sale

Walk the City with our summer season of walking tours, including new special walks exploring the Women's movement and London 2012 before and after, as well as new explorations of Roman London, Spitalfields and the lasting effects of the slave trade.

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  • 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.
  • Roman archaeology under your feet
    Go on an interactive walk with a team of guides from the museum’s Archaeological Archive to discover evidence of Londinium found beneath the city’s streets.

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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

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

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