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Explore the history of London and its transport since 1800, with the history and origins of buses, trams, trains, taxis, river boats, cycles and walking. Also in the museum are films, posters and working models of modern and older transportation modes. Displays and shows include the role and varied experiences of women working for London Transport, and the history of London Transport during World War II. Utilizing actors, interactive displays, and even bus simulators, this really is a journey you wouldn't want to miss. Other highlights include Harry Beck's original 1930s artwork for the famous Underground map and interactive 'Futures' and 'Coming Soon Galleries', which showcase our impact on the environment of future London. If you thought you had seen it all, think again.
The Museum of London itself stands on the site of a Roman fort. It is one of the largest, and probably the most comprehensive urban museum on the planet, exploring all aspects of London city life from prehistoric times to the present day. The museum also periodically hosts various exhibitions on top of its permanent displays, which include the Great Fire Experience depicting the 1666 tragedy. Other galleries focus on public transportation, children and even the macabre. The museum also doubles up as a charitable association which is financed by various people and organizations.
This museum is housed within the Bank of England, in the heart of London. It traces the history of the Bank, also known as the "Old Lady," from its foundations set by the Royal Charter in 1694 to its role to date as the nation's central bank. Exhibits include early writing equipment, weapons once used to defend the bank against robbers, coins, photographs and archaeological finds uncovered when the Bank was rebuilt between 1925 and 1939, which include four extremely rare Roman gold bars. The Bank also hosts regular exhibitions and activities for children.
Established in 1914, The Geffrye, Museum of the Home breathes new life into a historic building from the 18th Century. It is dedicated to chronicling the trajectory of middle-class English residences in London through the centuries. The entire space is categorized according to era. Take a guided tour to explore 17th-century homes, Georgian and Victorian abodes as well as those from the 1900s. There are period gardens to view as well, with herb gardens and exhibits on display. Visit their souvenir store to take home handicrafts and dine at their restaurant.
Le Museum in Docklands documente l'histoire du fleuve et du port de Londres, des villages romains du port jusqu'à ses changements récents. Il est situé dans un entrepôt du XIXe siècle au quai West India, qui était originalement utilisé pour entreposer des épices exotiques, du rhum et du coton. Le musée contient maintenant des objets variés, des os de baleine en passant par des masques à gaz de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale. Le musée possède 12 excellentes galeries d'art, incluant « Mudlarks », une exposition interactive pour les enfants et « Sailortown » une reproduction des rues et des allées du Wapping. N'oubliez pas de visiter le bar et le restaurant du musée.