England, London Guide (B): A Journey through History at Museum of London

A Journey through History at Museum of London
Ever wondered what London was like before it was inhabited by millions of people? Before it even became Londonium under the Romans? When elephants, lions and rhinos were some of the wild animals which would roam the lands? Well, all was revealed to me when I took a a trip to the Museum of London where I was taken on a journey through the capital’s history and many manifestations.

Located in the heart of the city just up from St Paul’s cathedral, the building itself isn’t much to look at but once inside it is filled with fascinating exhibits.

The nearest tube is Barbican but I walked up from Blackfriars station (which has step-free access for the buggy). It was a sunny day so I enjoyed taking in some of the sights of the city and the London buzz.

Of course, by the time we had reached the museum Mrs T had fallen asleep in her buggy so I ditched my initial idea of doing the children’s activity trail. The Museum of London is free but it’s £1 for the activity trail booklet. I had a flick through but think it would have been a bit old for Mrs T, who is three.

The website says there are free children’s packs for ages 4-11 available to borrow. For children over 5, you can download your own activity sheets before you go from the website.

Without a three year old running around next to me, it was quite a treat to be able to take in – and read – many of the exhibits – which is a rare thing these days.

The museum is designed in chronological order ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Journey through History at Museum of London
Guide Location: England » London
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Museum of London  
Author: Elizabeth Callaghan
Read it on author's website: http://www.wandermum.co.uk/olympic-cauldron-museum-london/

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