London through the Ages

Mum and I managed to visit the Museum of London!  Pater had to work unfortunately. He really missed out.

 

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We ended up taking a double-decker bus there which was fun. I’m usually one of the mole people and stay underground.  The light was blinding and my night vision will never be the same.

 

Sidenote: they have a current special exhibition about the Metropolitan Police’s ‘Black Museum.’ We did not go to see it as it really didn’t interest us at all.


Museum of London

 

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The museum is located right next to the famous and massive Barbican Centre.  It’s a little convoluted to get to the entrance but everything is really well posted.

 

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Throughout the museum there is a very clear focus on the city rather than the people who ruled it.  The visit begins with the prehistory of London, even before the Thames was really here.

 

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The Roman gallery was the most dated but had a great audio-visual element where you could see the real Roman London ruins through a window! Pretty darn cool!

 

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Mum and I really enjoyed the Vauxhall pleasure gardens display that create the atmosphere with dressed mannequins (in AMAZING outfits and hats) with seating and a film.

 

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Also, seeing the Suffragette section was great!  It’s amazing to realise how far we’ve come.  It’s crazy to think that is was less than a century ago. We’ve still got a lot to work on.

 

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Rating: 5/5

Pros: Coheseive concept, great updated galleries, amazing shop, great for repeat visits, good amount of seating and way-finding maps, well done audio-visuals, inventive interactives, great focus on multiculturalism throughout the galleries

Cons: In the Stewart England it got really cramped, some a/v presentations were loud and distracted you in the galleries

We highly recommend it!

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