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With two iconic venues and thousands of treasures spanning 450,000 years of London’s history, the Museum of London tells the story of the world's greatest city and its people. From prehistoric times to the present day, we celebrate the unique spirit and vibrant energy of Londoners which has shaped this global city.
The Museum of London is in the heart of the City, a short walk from St Paul’s Cathedral. Through stunning artefacts, interactive displays and atmospheric reconstructions, the museum traces the history of the capital from a time, half a million years ago, when lions and hippos roamed Trafalgar Square right through to the 21st century, taking in Roman sculpture, medieval treasures, original Georgian costume and a fully recreated Victorian high street along the way.
A few minutes from Canary Wharf, the Museum of London Docklands tells the tale of the real East End, the river Thames and of the capital’s past as one of the world’s greatest trading cities. Housed in a beautiful, Grade I listed quayside warehouse, the museum reveals stories of trade, migration and commerce through a wealth of fascinating objects. See giant whale bones, swords and model ships alongside original World War II air raid shelters and Sailortown, an evocative recreation of 19th century riverside London.
Our passion for London is infectious and is born out of commitment to exploring the ever-changing story of this great world city. We want to inspire such passion in others and get people thinking about London in new ways.
At the Museum of London and the Museum of London Docklands, we connect people with the lived experience of London. The story we tell is one of place and people, evolving through interaction and exchange. We capture the capital’s complexity and contrasts through the London Collection. Through all our activities we contribute to London’s cultural, educational, international and economic impetus. We summarise what we do in three words: We Are London. It is at once our aspiration and our mandate.
The next five years will be an extraordinary time, as we maintain two vibrant museums and undertake the biggest project in our history, creating a New Museum in West Smithfield.
To realise this vision, our five core strategic objectives remain:
London is a diverse city and, as the Museum of London, it is important that we reflect that diversity in our collections, exhibitions, learning and public programmes. Only with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and cultures can we bring London's diverse histories to life and truly reflect the city and its people today.
List of all the benefits that Museum of London are offering their employees. Benefits may vary depending on role, location and length of service.