Meet the animals who have shaped the city's history in the Museum of London's new exhibition.
The tour will explore the fascinating role that animals have played in shaping our city from the Roman era right up to present day. It's a fully immersive installation that uses dramatic theatrical sets to tell stories with video projection mapping. You'll meet all sorts of animals from elephants and lions to horses, rats and pigeons, and the star-studded cast of voices includes everyone from Kate Moss, Pam Ferris and Brian Blessed to Joe Pasquale, Nish Kumar and Stephen Mangan.
Note: Your ticket gives you a 30-minute time slot to arrive in. Tours begin every seven minutes for 12 people at a time, and the whole experience lasts for around an hour. Be aware that the show does contain scenes that might be upsetting for very young children (about things like hunting and captivity). The recommended age is 7 and over.
Evening Standard★★★★ – "A whole succession of creatures provide an engaging way into history"
> Craig’s review of Museum of London – “The Museum of London tells the story of the city all the way back to the bones and stones of the prehistoric era. The only animals we have walking around Trafalgar Square these days are pigeons and squirrels, but back then we had a plain full of hippos and elephants. They've dug up monkey bones, lions, bison, bears... it was better than London Zoo! When you visit as… continued”
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