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Museum of London “Helps visitors get under London’s skin” Lonely Planet London

“An essential stop for understanding how the City developed”

Museum of London Docklands

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“Museum of London is one of the capital’s best museums” Lonely Planet London City Guide

“The real strength of the museum lies in the excellent temporary exhibitions, gallery tours, lectures, walks and videos” The Rough Guide to London

“Comprehensively and entertainingly tells the history of London”

“Makes a visit to the area well worth the effort” The Rough Guide to London

“Displays…as well as interactive exhibits make for a fascinating experience” Michelin Guide to London

“Set in a beautiful brick warehouse, which once held spices, rum and cotton... tells the 2,000year tale of London as a place of trade”

Michelin Guide to London

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Start your visit to London here with over 450,000 years of history across two world-class museums


The Cheapside Hoard: London’s Lost Jewels 11 Oct 2013 – 27 Apr 2014 Displayed in its entirety for the first time in over a century, come and marvel at this priceless, extraordinary treasure of 16th and 17th century jewels and gemstones discovered in 1912, buried in a cellar on Cheapside in the City of London. Museum of London Adult £10 (£9 without donation), concessions £8 (£7 without donation) Sponsored by

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With two iconic venues and thousands of treasures spanning 450,000 years of London’s history, the Museum of London is the only place to start your visit to the capital. The Museum of London is in the heart of the City, a short walk away from St Paul’s Cathedral and major transport links. Through stunning artefacts, beautiful costumes, interactive displays and atmospheric reconstructions, the museum brings the fascinating story of London to life. A few minutes from Canary Wharf, the Museum of London Docklands tells the tale of the real East End, the river Thames and of the capital’s past as one of the world’s greatest trading cities, situated in a beautiful Grade I listed Georgian warehouse overlooking the quayside. 2|

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Estuary Open until 27 Oct 2013 With its dramatic landscape – desolate mudflats and saltmarshes, vast open skies, power stations and seaside resorts – the Estuary has long been a rich source of inspiration for artists. Through film, photography, painting and printmaking Estuary offers new insight into this often overlooked, yet utterly compelling environment. Museum of London Docklands FREE

Sherlock Holmes Visit our website for more information about our Sherlock Holmes exhibition opening in autumn 2014. Museum of London Admission charges apply www.museumoflondon.org.uk | 020 7001 9844 | 3


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2. The 2nd century AD head of Roman god Mithras, found on the site of an ancient London temple

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Discover the story of the world’s most vibrant city Come and experience the story of London, told through eight permanent, world-class, free galleries. Tracing the history of the city from prehistoric times through to the present day, the Museum of London takes in Roman sculpture, medieval treasures, original Georgian costume and a fully recreated Victorian high street along the way! Located in the heart of the city, it’s the perfect place to start any trip to the capital.

3. A 15th century gold cross pendant said to contain a piece of the ‘true cross’

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4. T his 17th century leather fire bucket may have been used to help quell the Great Fire of London 5. The magnificent Lord Mayor’s State Coach built in 1757

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6 7 6. A  dmire the exquisite Fanshawe dress made from local Spitalfields silk, worn by Ann Fanshawe when her father was Lord Mayor of London in 1752-53, and likely woven by French Huguenots

Admission FREE, suggested donations of £5 welcome.

Open daily 10am – 6pm. Closed 24-26 December.

Our Benugo cafés offer a range of freshly made sandwiches, teas, coffees and handmade cakes, while our restaurant London Wall Bar & Kitchen serves a great menu of modern British classics.

The museum’s shop sells an extensive range of souvenirs and gifts, from postcards, posters and prints, to books, toys and audio-visual material. The museum is fully accessible to wheelchair users.

The Galleries of Modern London include induction loops, Braille panels, touch objects and audio guides for the visually impaired. Call +44 (0)20 7001 9844 or visit our website to find out more. The museum provides gallery maps and object highlights sheets in French, Spanish, Italian and German. Please ask at the information desk on arrival.

7. Stroll through our beautifully recreated 18th century Pleasure Gardens, with original period costumes and fabulous Philip Treacy hats!

The Museum of London is situated in the City in the centre of London. It is a 5 minute walk from St Paul’s Cathedral, 15 minutes from Tate Modern and 25 minutes from the Tower of London.

8. Enjoy a spot of window shopping along the streets of our Victorian Walk, complete with a local pub, a barbers and a toy shop!

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1. Casts of Yoruba sculptures, around 1100-1400

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2. A model of London Bridge as it was in the 1400s

A tale of the world’s greatest trading city The history of the capital wouldn’t be complete without the astonishing story of London’s first port. Housed in a beautiful, Grade I listed former warehouse overlooking the quayside, the Museum of London Docklands reveals stories of trade, migration and commerce through fascinating objects. See giant whale bones and model ships alongside original World War II air raid shelters, our award-winning London, Sugar & Slavery gallery and Sailortown, an evocative recreation of 19th century riverside London. www.museumoflondon.org.uk/docklands 8|

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4. Corpses of executed pirates and felons were hung in this 18th century gibbet cage

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6. A model of the Falmouth East Indiaman

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7. The Opening of St Katharine Dock by William John Huggins, 1828

8. The Buxton Table, at which negotiations over the 1833 bill for the Abolition of Slavery were hammered out

Open daily 10am – 6pm. Closed 24-26 December.

You can enjoy drinks, freshly made cakes and snacks in our museum café or a lunch in our bar and restaurant Rum & Sugar.

The museum’s shop sells an extensive range of souvenirs and gifts, from postcards, posters and prints, to books, toys and audio-visual material.

The museum is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Please call +44 (0)20 7001 9844 or visit our website to find out about the services and facilities we provide that may help you during your visit.

The museum provides gallery maps and object highlights sheets in French, Spanish, Italian and German. Please ask at the information desk on arrival.

The Museum of London Docklands is located just a short walk from Canary Wharf and only 20 minutes from The 02 and Maritime Greenwich. West India Quay (15 minutes from Bank) Canary Wharf (11 minutes from Waterloo) Canary Wharf Pier (13 minutes from London Bridge Pier) 15, 115, 135, 277, D3, D6, D7, D8

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