Museum of London

Museum of London

Visiting the Museum of London? Here's what you need to know... including the fact it is now called the London Museum.

What is it? The Museum of London tells the story of the world's greatest city and its people. It cares for more than two million objects in its collections and attracts over 400,000 visitors per year. Essentially, if you want to get a fascinating overview of London, this is where to come.

What to see at the Museum of London? In December 2022, the Museum of London's London Wall site closed for good. Just before it did, we said a fond farewell to the old place, by remembering 10 things we'll miss about it.

So is the Museum of London closed for good? Certainly not! Exciting plans are afoot to reopen the museum in a section of the Victorian Smithfield Market, in 2026. There'll be plenty of exciting things to enjoy in this new space, including (we hope) the chance to watch Thameslink trains hurtle by. Its name will also change to the London Museum.

What do I do until 2026? Sister site, the Museum of London Docklands is very much open, offering a deep dive into how the Thames and the Docks made London the eminent city it is — as well as covering our shameful links with slavery.