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- JerrySmith – “As someone who loves London and devours every book on the subject, I have to say that I was slightly disappointed by the museum of London. I think it works well if you are a student, as there are plenty of items that have been found by archaelogist (coins, tools, spearheads, for example) but these are not the kind of items that will excite tourists. London's history is full of exciting periods -- the blitz, the great fire of London, the plagues, the civil war, riots.. But these things are just dealt with by a small movie or some other interesting, but hardly exciting items. Where is the excitement? When I go to the natural history museum I can see full size dinosuar skeletons and whales hanging from the ceiling. When I go to the imperial war museum I can see planes hanging from the ceiling. Where is the equivalent excitement in the museum of London? They could make so much more because this is a fantastic city with a rich history”
- pearlyqueen – “There are lots of things to enjoy here, and some things that you might want to skip. I am not a big fan of looking at bones and pots and little bits of flint, so I pretty much skipped the whole first section which deals with pre-history. But things are much more interesting in the next section which deals with roman London. There are lots of impressive remains and some reconstructions of what it looked like. I couldnt help but think of rome, and wonder what London would look like today if some of these impressive buildings remained standing. It seems that 99% of roman London was knocked down leaving only tantalising pieces dotted around the city, which is a shame. The exhibition on the great fire of London was, I am sorry to report, very disappointing. Maybe I missed a bit of the display, but the only thing I found was a video about it playing on a tv screen, with a few burnt ropes and post in front of it. Very dissapointed about that. But that was the only thing that left me unfulfilled because the rest was very interesting indeed”
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> 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!
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