Museum of London

Located near the Barbican, visitors to London probably overlook this museum in favour of the larger national museums.


There is much to see in this museum which charts the history of London from prehistoric times  (when hippos bathed in the Thames), through to modern times when dinosaur sized fatbergs block the sewers. What is of interest to those interested in the Civil Wars is their small 'War, Plague and Fire' gallery.


On display is a small selection of arms and armour, plus Cromwell's death mask. Also displayed are general artefacts from the period, with a particular emphasis on the Great Fire.

Update: Museum of London has started the process of developing the Smithfield Market site as a new location for the museum; it is hoped that the new site will be operational in 2024.

Another update: a new exhibition 'Executions' opens on the 16th October 2020, the highlight exhibit will be the vest worn by Charles I at his execution. This exhibition is ticket only, for which there is a charge.

Lots more for the London Civil War tourist can be found here.

Postcodes for SatNavs/mapping Apps, and Tube Station
Museum of London, London Wall EC2Y 5HN, Barbican or St Paul's

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