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Discover London before, during and after the Great Fire of 1666 in an interactive exhibition marking the 350th anniversary of this infamous disaster.
350 years ago one of the most infamous disasters struck London – the Great Fire of 1666. Experience the destruction of London through the eyes of people who were there at the time, explore the evidence for yourself and find out how the city rose from the ashes in this interactive exhibition.
Go back in time as you explore and engage with the exhibition’s immersive displays...
Step into Pudding Lane and see what life was like for ordinary Londoners in the 17th century
Walk into the bakery where the fire started and see how the flames spread across the city
Play archaeologist and identify real objects melted by the flames
Hear the rarely told personal stories of the people affected by the disaster
Try your hand at rebuilding the London that rose again from the ashes.
Throughout the exhibition the Museum of London will host a programme of fire themed walks and tours, free afternoon lectures, workshops, family activities, children’s sleepovers and festival days. View events.
This exhibition is perfect for schools that are exploring the story of the Great Fire of 1666. Visit our dedicated schools page to book class visits and to find out about our joint package with St Paul’s Cathedral and free facilitated sessions available to school groups.
From £8 online
Child aged 5-16 years
From £4 online
(under 5s go free)
From £6.40 online
*Concession: students, over 60, unwaged and registered disabled.
A range of family tickets are available.
£100 per group of up to 35 students or group rate (cheapest rate applied). Book a UK university group.
Adult group and non-UK university group bookings
Call: 020 7001 9844 or visit our Group booking pages.
See this restored 17th-century fire engine on display in the exhibition.