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    Take the Museum to the streets withour award-winning apps! With our reeiPhone and iPad apps, Streetmuseum

    andStreetmuseum Londinium, plus ourree Soundtrack to London app or Nokiahandsets, you can discover more about theMuseums collections on the go. Or discoverthe Dickensian city with our graphic novel appDickens: Dark London or iPhone and iPad.First edition ree.

    www.museumoflondon.org.uk+44 (0)20 7001 9844

    Museum of London

    Helps visitors get underLondons skinLonely Planet London

    An essential stop orunderstanding howthe City developedInsight Guides London

    Museum o Londonis one o the capitalsbest museums

    Lonely Planet London City Guide

    Comprehensively andentertainingly tells thehistory o LondonMichelin Guide to London

    Museum of LondonDocklands

    Makes a visit to the areawell worth the eortThe Rough Guide to London

    Displaysas well asinteractive exhibitsmake or a ascinatingexperienceMichelin Guide to London

    Start your visit to London herewith over 450,000 years ofhistory across two unique venues

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    Doctors, Dissectionand Resurrection Men19 Oct 2012 14 Apr 2013

    Explore the early 19th centuryhistory o human dissectionand the trade in dead bodiesthrough dramatic evidenceunearthed during Museum

    o London Archaeologyexcavations at the Royal LondonHospital in Whitechapel.Due to its subject matter thisexhibition is not recommendedor children under 12.

    Museum of LondonAdult 9Child (12+)/concession 7

    Tickets on sale from June 2012.

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    The Museum of London tellsthe story of the worlds greatestcity and its people.

    With two iconic venues and thousands o treasures

    spanning 450,000 years, the Museum o London oers adetailed record o London's history that cannot be oundanywhere else in the city, making it the only place tostart your visit to the capital.

    The Museum of London is situated in the City, nearSt Pauls Cathedral. Through interactive displays andreal arteacts, the Museum brings the varied history oLondon to lie rom prehistoric times to the present day.

    A ew minutes rom the shops and restaurants o CanaryWhar, the Museum of London Docklands charts thelong history o London as a port through stories o trade,migration and commerce, in a beautiul, Grade I listed,Georgian warehouse.

    Dickens and LondonUntil 10 Jun 2012

    Celebrate the 200th anniversaryo the birth o Charles Dickenswith the UKs frst majorexhibition on the author orover 40 years. Recreating theatmosphere o Victorian London

    through sound and projections,youll be taken on a hauntingjourney to discover the city thatinspired his writings.

    Museum of LondonAdult 8 (7 advance booking)Child/concession 6(5 advance booking)

    Timed entry and booking ees apply.

    At Home with

    the Queen25 May 28 Oct 2012

    Marking the DiamondJubilee o HRH Elizabeth II,this photographic displayexplores Londoners enduringaection or the Queen,capturing them at home withtheir royal memorabilia.

    Museum of London

    FREE

    Michael Caines

    LondonOpens 8 Mar 2013

    Opening in time or Sir MichaelCaines 80th birthday on 14March 2013, this display chartsthe actors early lie in London,rom his childhood in Elephantand Castle to his early actingyears in the theatres and clubs

    o Soho and the West End.

    Museum of London

    FREE

    To book tickets or all o our events and exhibitions please visitwww.museumoflondon.org.uk or call +44 (0)20 7001 9844

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    4. This dazzling 1400 year

    old gold and garnetbrooch was ound in agrave in Covent Garden.

    5. The Great FireExperience isthe Museumsoldest model.

    Through visualeects it showshow fre spreadthrough thecapital in 1666.

    3. These stunning late 15thcentury altar paintingsare believed to havecome rom a chapel atWestminster Abbey.

    2. This marble head of Mithras oncestood in a Roman temple in the City,

    carved around AD 180-220.

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    NaturalHistoryMuseum 1. The skull o an

    extinct auroch(wild ox) ound inIlord, 245,000-186,000 BC.

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    Step inside the Museum o London and you will fndhistoric objects which tell the story o the capitalsturbulent past. Situated in the oldest part o London,known as the City, the Museum overlooks the remainso the city wall, which dates to the time o the RomanEmpire. Here you can discover prehistoric London, seehow the city changed under Roman rule, wonder at the

    grandeur o medieval London and explore the eects ocivil war, plague and fre on the capital.

    Visit our spectacular Galleries o Modern London andyou can walk the streets o Victorian London, take a strollin recreated 18th century pleasure gardens, fnd out moreabout the ashions o the swinging sixties and marvel atthe magnifcent Lord Mayors Coach.

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    MUSEUM OF LONDON150 London Wall, near St Pauls Cathedral

    I you want to learn more about the capital then you canjoin us every Saturday at 11am or our Welcome to Londontour, an essential one hour guide to Londons past, presentand uture. Tickets 8.50 per person, available rom theinormation desk on arrival. Subject to availability.

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    From Roman settlement to Docklands regeneration, this200 year old warehouse reveals the long history o Londonas a port through stories o trade, migration and commerce.

    Here you can fnd a wealth o objects, rom whale bones toWorld War II gas masks, and state-o-the-art galleries includingSailortown, an atmospheric recreation o 19th century riversideLondon, and London, Sugar & Slavery, which reveals the partthe capital played in the transatlantic slave trade.

    With ancient fnds, unusual objects, ascinating tours andwalks, as well as an extensive archive and library, the Museumo London Docklands is one o the capitals hidden gems and,

    together with the Museum o London, will complete your visitto the capital.

    www.museumoflondon.org.uk/docklands

    MUSEUM OF LONDON DOCKLANDSWest India Quay, Canary Whar

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    1. Roman amphora used to import ish sauce

    and olive oil to London, around AD 100.

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    executedpirates andelons werehung in this18th centurygibbet cage.

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    West India Quay(14 minutes rom Bank)

    Canary Whar(11 minutes rom Waterloo)

    Canary Whar Pier(13 minutes rom London

    Bridge Pier)

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    Museum of London Docklands

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    7.Venture into themysterious alleywaysoSailortown, anatmospheric recreationo 19th centuryriverside London.

    9. Stevedores bannermade to commemorate theounding o the trade unionollowing the 1889 strikein Londons Docks.

    10.This consol shelter protectedwardens and policemenworking on the Docks duringWorld War II air raids.

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    8.The Buxton table at whichnegotiations over the 1807bill or the Abolition o

    Slavery were hammered out.

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    shows theopening of theSt KatharineDock on 25October 1828.

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    The Museum o London Docklands is located just a shortwalk rom Canary Whar and only 20 minutes rom The O2and Maritime Greenwich.

    Admission FREE

    The Museum operates on a system o voluntary donations.

    Open daily 10am 6pm. Closed 24-26 December.Please note the Museum of London Docklands will be

    closed from 9 July 16 September 2012 inclusive tohost the German National Olympic Committee during

    the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

    You can enjoy a drink, snack or reshly-made cake in ourca or a lunch in our bar and restaurant, Rum & Sugar.

    The Museums shop sells an extensive range osouvenirs and gits, rom postcards, posters and prints,to books, toys and audio-visual material.

    The Museum is ully accessible to wheelchair users.Please call +44 (0)20 7001 9844 or visit our websiteto fnd out about the services and acil