Museum of London tells the story of London and its people. Its amalgamation of two museums: the Guildhall Museum and the London Museum
Museum of London tells the story of London and its people. It holds the largest archaeological archive in Europe. It 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 Guildhall Museum was largely archaeological. Its first acquisition was a fragment of Roman mosaic from Tower Street in the City of London. The London Museum had wider interests, collecting modern objects, paintings, and costumes alongside archaeology. This museum offers a walk through London’s various incarnations from Thames Valley geological history, to Anglo-Saxons and 21st-century bankers. Plus there’s a nice cafe in its garden
National government’s interest in the museum passes to the Greater London Authority. Free Admission.