London Museums Walking Tour, London

London Museums Walking Tour (Self Guided), London

Named after London - the capital city of England, London is an exciting city for tourists in Canada. This city has numerous beautiful attractions, as well as several charming museums. London Regional Children’s Museum is a perfect spot for great family fun, while Royal Canadian Regiment Museum hosts impressive exhibitions of weapons, tanks and other thrilling military artifacts. The following walking tour will guide you to London’s most popular museums.
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London Museums Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: London Museums Walking Tour
Guide Location: Canada » London (See other walking tours in London)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 Km or 3.2 Miles
Author: sabrina
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • London Regional Children's Museum
  • Museum London
  • Eldon House
  • The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
  • Banting House
  • Royal Canadian Regiment Museum
London Regional Children's Museum

1) London Regional Children's Museum (must see)

London Regional Children's Museum was established in 1973. This museum was the first children’s museum in the country and remains one of the most popular tourist attractions for families in the city. The museum features numerous hands-on activities, colourful art exhibitions, fascinating heritage and science displays as well as play areas and many others things to do and explore. Visitors can find different themed rooms including Dinosaurs gallery, Arctic adventure, Planetarium and many others. Children’s museum also organizes special programs including funky parties. Operation Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday - Sunday: 10am-5pm; Tuesday: 9am-5pm; Thursday: 10am-8pm.
Museum London

2) Museum London (must see)

Museum London is one of the most prominent art and history museums in the city. The museum hosts fine art collections of more than 5.000 works including photography, prints and contemporary sculptures made by local and national artists. Visitors can also explore over 25.000 important historical objects related to the rich past of the city.
Eldon House

3) Eldon House (must see)

Built in 1834 and owned by Captain John and Amelia Harris until 1960, Eldon House is an important historic spot in the city. In 1961 the house was open to the public as a museum. This attractive construction is a fine example of Georgian and Regency architectural styles. Visitors can embark on a journey to the house-museum’s past through its fascinating collection of family portraits, letters, papers, records and original furniture items and home decorations. The house also features a 19th century style garden, which is considered one of the most charming in the city.
The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

4) The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Founded in 1994, the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame is a national organization that is working to support and appreciate national medical heroes through its excellent exhibitions, educational programs and induction ceremonies. A new exhibition hall was opened in 2003 on the main floor of the building and it features an extensive portrait collection of notable doctors, academics, scientists and others whose outstanding achievements and contributions have influenced the face of medicine and health care in Canada and in the whole world. Open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Banting House

5) Banting House (must see)

Banting House, also known as “The Birthplace of Insulin”, is a museum and home to the London branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association. In this house the discovery of insulin took place by Sir Frederick Banting in 1920. He lived in this house for 10 months. The museum features exhibitions related to Banting life. Here visitors can see interesting displays of numerous medals, Banting’s Memorial Cross, a copy of his Nobel Prize and many other prominent artifacts. There is also an excellent collection of paintings made by Banting and presented to the public.
Royal Canadian Regiment Museum

6) Royal Canadian Regiment Museum (must see)

The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum is another popular museum with remarkable military historical artifacts on display. The museum is situated inside the historic Wolseley Hall. Outside the museum, tourists can explore impressive models of military vehicles, weapons and artillery. Inside the museum there are several exhibition halls covering battle scenes, military objects, soldier uniforms, medals and many other valuable collections. Operation Hours: Tue, Wed & Fri 10:00 – 16:00; Thu 10:00 – 20:00; Sat & Sun 12:00 – 16:00.

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles