Museum of London, England
Visiting the Museum of London
This museum tracks development of the city from pre-history through to modern-day life via archeological finds, historic documents, paintings and thousands of ancient objects, including a Roman bikini and the Lord Mayor’s carriage. The story of the city’s growth is demonstrated and explained in chronological order. The museum has nine permanent free galleries and regular free gallery tours during the week at 11am, 12 noon, 3pm, 4pm.
London came of age as a Roman town, Londinium, in AD 61-200.
Opening Hours: 10. 00 to 18. 00 daily. Closed 24, 25 & 26 December.
Address: 150 London Wall
Charles I (Stuart)
Charles I was executed by axe in Whitehall in 1649 after losing a war to Oliver Cromwell. The king claimed a ‘divine right’ to rule but Ollie thought Parliament should run the country. Charles reputedly died with great dignity and later had his head sewn back on to make amends. Check out the stitching.
London in 1630 seen from Southwark, before the Great Fire in 1666. Painter unknown. Numbers by bugbog.
1. St Paul’s Cathedral. 2. Tower of London. 3. Southwark Cathedral. 4. London Bridge with houses and shops (Tower Bridge as yet unbuilt). 5. Gateway to bridge with traitor’s heads on spikes. 6. A tributary of the Thames River, now St Katherine’s Dock. The main river continues straight on. 7. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.
A gallery of old London found artifacts.