London Circa 100 AD~

The Museum of London is less touristy and lies in the oldest part of the city.
Exhibits showcase the history of London from prehistoric times to the present.
Miniature dioramas depict the development of the dock areas by the Thames around 100 AD.
The museum places strong emphasis on archeological discoveries, such as these excavated Roman mosaic floors, pottery and other artifacts.
There are many examples of living quarters of the period to browse and explore.
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The Museum abuts the remainders of the old Roman walls built around 200 AD.
If your tired of the crowds at the more touristed London attractions, The Museum Of London offers refuge and a fascinating day’s browse.
Cheers to you from old London where you can always find something new ~

212 thoughts on “London Circa 100 AD~

  1. Wow, I live in the UK and have never been to that museum. It’s just a question of persuading me to deal with British Rail and all of its idiosyncrasies. If only I could teleport direct to the museum from the south coast.
    That museum demonstrates a remarkable level of sophistication and building skills all that time back in history. Thanks for the tour, Cindy. You make an excellent museum guide 🙂

    • I like the teleporting idea! I would like to be a ‘Night at the Museum’ only! I like the idea of everything coming to life and mucking around with no stiff staff present.

    • PS- I will never ride a British train again without thinking of “The Girl on the Train!” Maybe if you peeked in gardens and windows like she did, it would distract you!

      • Oh I do. Cindy. It’s the getting on a train in the first place that’s the problem. Too many cancellations or trains running late, thus too much time sitting on station platforms with lots of people in bad moods. Then there’s the thing of actually getting a seat once you’re on the train. The last one I travelled on only had four carriages and we were jammed in like sardines, standing up, shoulder to shoulder, with a load of language students shouting their heads off. I pretended not to care and read a book to distract me from claustrophobia and feeling faint, while seething inside because there was a teenager sitting on a seat right next to me, not offering to give it up to me, let alone the real olds. …There, now I’ve had my rant. I envy that girl on the train who got to look at the view. That being said, so far, my journeys to the Isle of Wight to see my daughter and grandchildren have been fairly pain-free. There’s even a quaint old-fashioned train (retired from London) that runs from the station where the ferry docks. It’s really great fun this train, as it has long seats lengthways down the train and you sit facing each other. People are very friendly on the island and have decent good manners i.e. such as giving up seats to the elderly!

      • I missed the Isle of Wight twice. The third time will be the charm, I hope. There is probably nothing worse than a massively crowded train, tube or subway. Crowded airplanes are no fun either. Transport is always the most consistently awful part of travel so you have my sincerest sympathies. Now having said this, I must say Swiss trains through The Alps were a lovely way to sightsee. No crowds either…..Enjoy your holiday!

    • Los Romanos construyeron cosas por todas partes no? Bueno, excepto por supuesto para las Americas , Africa, Australia y la Antartida. Bueno, ellos no construyen cosas en todas partes, solo en Europa! Pero no es menos impresionante! 😉 😉

      • Sí, el Imperio Romano fue en Europa, pero la influencia de su cultura ha llegado a los otros continentes. Me gustan los museos etnológicos porque nos enseñan muchas cosas. 🙂

    • I do think you will enjoy it immensely and the walk around the old Roman wall was super interesting as well, as it meandered through the financial district, weaving in an out of all this very modern architecture.

  2. Exciting historical pictures, Cindy that trigger one’s imagination and make one wonder how life was lived back then, “upstairs and downstairs”. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  3. Are you in London now or was that just your closing comment? Have you seen the movie sequels The Hobbit? There is a little town in the movie, which looks just like these replica maquette you have here. Thank you for taking us to the museum. 🙂

    • Hi Fae, we were in London in May, and yes loved The Hobbit and I bet they modeled the town after the dioramas. Good thinking as usual and thanks for going with me to the museum!

    • Yes, visuals are super important to me too. Love everything miniaturized so you can can see the whole sweep of things. The wall really was interesting, meandering through the financial district, next to skyscrapers and cottage gardens!

  4. Hi Cuz….., thanks for the tour of “old” London town. Seems, even then, that it was quite the place. I been blue & I been down, just not in old London town. Vacation was the cause….., 10 days in the hospital, severe pancreatitis ended up in the ER in NJ, followed by another ER trip when arriving home….not me, me darlin’ wife this time. She had gall bladder surgery, followed by an obstructed bowel due to meds from the surgery. Poor girl is finally starting to revive from all that. Did I ever tell you just how much I really dislike hospitals??? 🙂 Are you home now, or out and about again? 🙂

  5. HooOOOOooowwwwWWWWLLLLLsssss! Haven’t been there yet…about time I did by the looks of it! I have a week’s annual leave coming up on the 14th so I will add it to my list of things to do in London 🙂 The list is getting longer all the time!! 😉

  6. This is awesome ~ the idea of living back a few hundred years has long excited me. The experiences in old Europe and experiencing the tough life, but also I imagine a very fulfilling life is something I’d love to do – and this is what makes museums (and books) such a treasure. I have just started reading a book about the American west 200 years ago to transport be back to those days…but it is life on a port city in Europe that piques my interest. Cheers ~

  7. We used to live in the Barbican, just round the corner from the Museum. About a week ago, I was going through very old photos and found one of my grandparents all dressed up as guests at George V Coronation. There is a note on the photo written by my father to say that the dress my grandmother is wearing is at the London Museum! I don’t know if it is on display, though. I will have to go and see.

    • Oh you do have to go! They have this fascinating exhibit about London from it’s inception to modern days. It focuses on fashion, social trends, tastes etc. If your grandmother’s dress is in the exhibit, it would be quite thrilling for you! Please let me know what you find!

  8. I can’t believe I’ve never been here, this is the type of museum my family love, I must look it up. Have you been to the Royal Geographical Society in London, great photo displays and a nice quiet cafe.

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