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Based on current Government advice on COVID-19, we regret to inform you that Guildhall Art Gallery, City of London Heritage Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre will be closed to the public from 16 December 2020. Further information and updates will be posted here.

The City of London has a working record of its history stretching back nearly one thousand years. Enjoy a rare opportunity to view treasures held in trust for the nation.

On display 

  • Letters to the City from the American colonies from 1776.
  • Two parish registers with entries about Mayflower travellers. One is for the captain of the ship, who returned to London and died soon afterwards and another for a passenger / settler who married in London before the voyage.
  • New England Company archives, showing efforts to convert native Americans to Christianity.

Find out more about Mayflower400 - a programme of commemorative activities taking place online and nationwide to mark 400 years since the voyage took place.

You may also be interested in Wampum: Stories from the Shells of North America, which will be on display at Guildhall Art Gallery in early 2021. 

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A man looking at the Magna Carta on display at the Heritage Gallery
A copy of the Magna Carta on display at the Heritage Gallery

The Magna Carta

Did you know that the City Corporation owns one of the few copies of the Magna Carta in existence today? Kept in storage at Guildhall Library and periodically displayed at the Heritage Gallery, the document is widely regarded as one of the finest surviving 13th-century copies. Because of its delicate nature, it is not on permanent display.

Watch a short film about the story of Magna Carta in the City of London and Temple.

See also

The Heritage Gallery is part of Guildhall Galleries - a collection of eight attractions at Guildhall.

graphic saying Guildhall Galleries: Where London began