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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wisdom Wednesday: Museum of London

Some of my older posts suggest resources for researching in London. Let me add one of the most obvious of all – the Museum of  London which covers all aspects of the city and its inhabitants from pre-historic times to the present.

The Museum of London www.museumoflondon.org.uk has two locations:
1.      150 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5HN

2.      Museum of London Docklands, No. 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London, E14 4AL
Large history collections are a wonderful source of information about the city where your ancestor lived, filling in the story and background. There are a few collections within the museum that might yield names and employment records, if an ancestor worked for such widely dissimilar employers as the Port of London or Sainsbury supermarkets. From the museum’s main page, click ‘Collections and Research’ to begin accessing this gold mine of information.

Besides maintaining its displays, the MOL organizes walking tours with titles such as ‘Roman London’ and ‘Shakespeare’s London’.
Both locations are open seven days, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. except Dec. 24-26. Admission is free.

Note: The Museum's logo is not just an example of contemporary art, it represents the city's borders through the ages.

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