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Bucket list experience:

View of roman ruins in the london mithraeum
Last updated: 03 May, 2023

Only discovered in 1954 during the rebuilding of London after The Blitz, these fascinating remains of a Roman temple dedicated to the god Mithras date back to the 3rd century AD.

The temple and was likely used as a place of worship and initiation for the secretive Mithraic cult. Visual, light and sound effects, along with thousands of Roman artefacts also found during excavations, transport you back to the site in AD 240.


Price: Free
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 8+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

Entry is free, but you must a ticket in advance online.

When to do it

The museum is open all year round, Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Monday.

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