Kent Archaeological Review extract

The Museum of London.
by T C Woodman.

The brand new Museum of London, an amalgamation of the old London and Guildhall Museums, was opened by the Queen in December, 1976. Built as part of a tower block on the Barbican site the museum was a multi-million pound project lasting several years.

As a museum with national status it is at once a huge success and all those concerned with its conception and completion deserve every praise. Some of the clever architectural flourishes may be slightly irrelevant to what should be a largely introspective arrangement. However, the majority of the displays are superb and the Roman and Medieval sections outstanding. Even so the task of convincing more than six million Londoners that this is their local history museum is a most formidable one. All readers are strongly recommended to make several visits.

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