Come and see one of London's great museums. Entry to the Museum of London is FREE.
We will be visiting the permanent exhibitions
London before London
London 450,000BC to AD50
Meet the oldest Londoner and discover a time when wild animals roamed Trafalgar Square.
Our London Before London gallery explores the prehistoric story of the Thames Valley from 450,000 BC to the arrival of the Romans in AD 50.
Beginning when London was a wilderness and the local population would fit on a double-decker bus, London before London explores the relationship between humans and their surroundings.
Don't miss: The impressive skull of an extinct auroch (wild ox) which inhabited London during 245,[masked],000 BCA 6000 year old ceremonial axehead, made from jadeite brought to London from the Western AlpsThe remains of the Shepperton woman, one of the oldest people to have been found in the London region. The skeleton is between 5,640 and 5,100 years old and is displayed alongside a facial reconstruction
Roman London: AD[masked]
Discover what life was like in Londinium
The Romans built the city where London now stands, bridging the Thames and constructing the roads that connected Londinium with the rest of the country. From around AD 50 to 410 – a period as long as that which separates Queen Elizabeth I from our present Queen – this was the largest city in Britannia, a vital port through which goods were imported from all over the world.
Don't miss: A Roman eagle statue - one of the finest examples of Roman sculpture ever found in BritainA Roman leather bikiniMarble sculptures from the Temple of Mithras, among the finest works of art ever found in Roman BritainA rare limestone sarcophagus which contained the remains of a 4th century woman who came to London from the south west of the Roman Empire
Medieval London : Living in a turbulent time of great expansion and terrible devastation. - See extensive exhibits.
War, Plague and Fire (1550s-1660s)
The War, Plague and Fire gallery tells the story of London from Elizabethan times, through the ravages of the English Civil Wars and the cataclysmic disasters of the Great Plague of 1665 and the Great Fire of 1666.
Rich displays of artefacts and documents bring to life the key events of this period from the execution of King Charles I to the 100,000 deaths of the Great Plague and the destruction of the Great Fire, which razed a third of the city.
Don't miss: A detailed model of the Rose Theatre where Shakespeare performedOliver Cromwell’s death maskA fireman’s helmet from the late 1600s.
The City Gallery: Modern Times
The centrepiece of our City Gallery is the magnificent Lord Mayor’s Coach, which is now more than 250 years old. Iconic and beautifully crafted, it was commissioned in 1757 for that year’s Lord Mayor's Show, which it still leaves the Museum every November to participate in.
This spectacular gallery celebrates the City of London itself through displays that showcase this area’s unique character, a place where ancient traditions exist side-by-side with cutting edge architecture.
The lives of City people and the activities associated with this part of the capital can be seen in objects ranging from a coachman’s state uniform and the Sheriff of London’s badge to a Blackberry owned by the Lord Mayor in 2008-9.
PLEASE NOTE: We first meet at Mansion House Underground Station, a short walk away from the museum.
After the visit to the museum, if you wish you can join us for the next event - for just a drink and/or a Curry at the closeby (8 mins walk) Bengal Tiger Bar/Restarant.
Please note that there is a £2 nominal fee for this meetup for guests who do not hold the Ken's Events Membership Card.
Plan your journey
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Mansion House Station (District & Circle Line Tube trains) is the meetup station, 10 minutes walk from the Museum.
When you arrive at Mansion House Station look outside for the 'KEN'S EVENTS' Flag/Sign pictured below.
KEN'S EVENTS also has a Facebook page and Twitter account. See http://www.facebook.com/Kens.events
After our visit to the museum we can go for a curry (eating optional) and a drink at the Bengal Tiger Bar & Restaurant.