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This website was created through a partnership of five institutions, the Museum of London, The National Archives, London Fire Brigade Museum, National Portrait Gallery, and London Metropolitan Archives. All these organisations have contributed content and collections to the development of this website.

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 Museum of London
The Museum of London is one of Europe's largest urban history museums, representing a quarter of a million years of history and telling the stories of one of the world’s most diverse and fascinating capital cities.
http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/

The National Archives The National Archives
The National Archives holds records covering over one thousand years of history from the time of William the Conqueror to the present day. There are approximately 10 million documents stored here created by central government departments. Increasingly, these records are being put online, making them even more accessible.
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

London Fire Brigade Museum                                 London Fire Brigade Museum 
Located in Southwark at the original headquarters of the London Fire Brigade, this unique museum presents a wealth of information relating to the history and development of firefighting in London. Starting from the Great Fire of London, the collection spans the Victorian period, World War II and growth into the modern London Fire Brigade. Items on display include paintings, firefighting equipment and uniforms, as well as several historic fire appliances housed in a Victorian fire station.
http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/about_us/
our_history/visit_our_museum.asp

 

National Portrait Gallery National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Galley is the world’s largest collection of personalities and faces from the late Middle Ages to the present day. Visitors can come face to face with the greatest names of British history who stood out in their generation and enriched our culture and national consciousness.
http://www.npg.org.uk/

London Metropolitan Archives London Metropolitan Archives
London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) is the largest local authority archive in Britain. There are approximately 75km of shelving packed with maps, plans, photographs, documents, prints and drawings which tell nearly a thousand years of London’s history. The collections include London Government, hospitals, schools, charities, court records, businesses and individual families.
http://www.lma.gov.uk/

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  Created by the Museum of London, in partnership with The National Archives, London Fire Brigade Museum, National Portrait Gallery and London Metropolitan Archives.