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This collection reflects the historic trade and industry of the city, as well as the everyday lives of millions of Londoners.
The museum holds many thousands of physical objects related to the social and working history of London.
General domestic material is held in the collection such as:
The museum's collection of tools and workshop material is one of the largest in the UK. Many trades are represented including:
Many of the workshop groups include equipment, tools, fittings and archive material.
London’s offices, markets, and entertainment industries are also represented.
This collection includes:
General material on London subjects includes:
Telecommunication is a particularly strong area of the collection with a range of telephone kiosks, telephones, telegraphic instruments and exchange equipment. The Museum is one of the partners of Connected Earth, founded by BT, and artefacts can be viewed online.
Following the recent advice from the government and Public Health England surrounding COVID-19, the Museum of London and the Museum of London Docklands will be closed to the public as of Thursday 19 March.
The health and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and community are of utmost importance to us and this decision is in response to increasing concerns surrounding COVID-19.
We will continue to closely review the advice from Public Health England and monitor the current situation of COVID-19 to keep people up to date on our plans.
Please check www.museumoflondon.org.uk for updates from the museum.