Museum of London (MOL)

The Museum of London is the world's largest urban history museum with 1.1 million objects and Europe's largest archaeological archive. The collections are divided between two departments: the Department of Early London History, which covers prehistoric London and up to c.1700, and the Department of Later London history covering from c.1700 to the present day.

The eight main galleries of the Museum of London display permanent exhibitions relating to Roman London, the Dark Age, Saxon and Medieval London, Tudor and Early Stuart London, Late Stuart London and 18th Century London. In December 2001 the Museum of London celebrated its 25th anniversary with the opening of its new World City Gallery showing the changes to London from 1789 to 1914.

Mortimer Wheeler House, the building in Hackney that holds the Museum's reserve collection, opened to the public in 2002 and houses London Archaeological Archives and Research Centre and the Social History Reserve Collection.

Included in the Moving Here catalogue are early 20th-century London and personal audio interviews.

Currently working with Moving Here to create National Curriculum material for launch in early 2007.


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Reproduction of Images

Museum Photographic Resources
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