Museum of London
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The Museum of London provides an unforgettable journey through the capital's turbulent past.
The Museum of London is an amalgamation of two earlier museums: the Guildhall Museum, founded in 1826, and the London Museum, founded in 1912. Both collections came together after the Second World War. The new Museum of London opened in 1976.
The Museum of London tells the story of the city and its people. It cares for more than two million objects in its collections and attracts over 400,000 visitors per year. It holds the largest archaeological archive in Europe. Other collections are rich in fashion and textiles, photography, social and working history and the prehistoric age.
In November 2017, the Museum ran a highly successful Art Happens crowdfunding campaign to conserve and redress their Pleasure Gardens, a permanent gallery display inspired by the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens in their heyday.
Look out for The Wild Escape at museums and galleries in the next few months. Many have special events, or you can use our audio introduction to help children get involved at any cultural venue.
Visiting with children?
The more you see, the more we do.
The National Art Pass lets you enjoy free entry to hundreds of museums, galleries and historic places across the UK, while raising money to support them.