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The Museum of London tells the story of the capital from its first settlers to modern times. We have sites in central London, Docklands and in Hackney.

Museum of London Docklands

Our port and river collection is displayed at the Museum of London Docklands in a 200-year-old warehouse located close to the river Thames.

From Roman settlement to the development of Canary Wharf, the long history of the capital as a port is revealed through stories of trade, migration and commerce.

The Museum of London Archaeological Archive

The Archaeological Archive based at Mortimer Wheeler House in Shoreditch, Hackney, holds information on excavations in London over the last hundred years.

The Centre for Human Bioarchaeology

Part of the Archaeological Archive, the Centre for Human Bioarchaeology curates and researches skeletal remains. For information about collections and research contact the Centre for Human Bioarchaeology.

The London Museum at West Smithfield

Our London Wall site closed in December 2022 after 45 brilliant years, but we are continuing our extraordinary journey to give the capital and the world a new museum for London. The new museum coming in 2026 will be situated at the heart of the capital’s historic West Smithfield. It will open under a new name: The London Museum. Find out more about the project.