Back in the 1960s when a new high rise was being built in the City of London, they found a Roman Temple – the Temple of Mithras. It was an astonishing find and a treasure from London’s Roman History. The temple was preserved, poorly in the open air as the building was built around it.
Fast forward a few decades and the unloved office block was demolished to make way for the new London Headquarters of Bloomberg International. Part of the deal with redeveloping the site was that they had put the museum back where it belongs and keep it open to the public.
Bloomberg has gone the extra mile (Michael Bloomberg himself is a big Anglophile) and create an entirely new museum around the temple. New artifacts were also discovered when they were excavating the new building. All of this has been enclosed in a new free museum called the London Mithraeum.
Check out this video that explains the whole thing:
The museum is free and open to the public daily. BUT you must book tickets ahead – and we advise you to do so as far in advance as you can as it’s proving to be very popular right out of the gate.
Hours of operation:
Tuesday – Saturday 10.00 – 18.00
Sundays/Bank holidays 12.00 – 17.00
First Thursday of the month 10.00 – 20.00
Closed Mondays, Christmas & New Year bank holidays.
We’ve booked tickets to visit next year and I can’t wait to check it out!