The Museum of London was opened in 1976 as part of the Barbican Estate, using collections previously held by the Corporation at the Guildhall and also items from other collections, including the London Museum, which was located in Kensington Palace. The
museum comprises a series of chronological galleries containing
original artefacts, models, pictures and diagrams, with a strong
emphasis on archaeological discoveries, the built city and urban
development and interactive displays and activities for all ages.
Fragments of the Roman London Wall can be seen
just outside the museum. The prehistoric gallery, "London Before London"
and the "Medieval London" gallery have already been updated, and in
2007 a new exhibition on the great fire of London opened. We also saw the Great London Fire exhibition in February 2017.