What's New

All graphics and videos upgraded for the new retina iPad. Twitter integration and other fixes for iOS 5 and iOS 6.

App Description

Following on from the success of our Streetmuseumâ„¢ app, the Museum of London has joined forces with TV channel HISTORYâ„¢ to develop an advanced version for Roman London, with new and improved functionality.

The new app directs users to locations from Roman London where you can ‘excavate’ finds, using your fingers to dig and gradually reveal ancient artefacts where they were originally found. iPhone users can remove dirt by blowing into their microphone.

Key Roman London sites, such as the amphitheatre and Temple of Mithras, have been brought to life through augmented reality video (iPhone only) – produced by HISTORY™ – showing scenes of Roman London, overlaid onto the view today. A soundscape to the Roman capital is also included, so you can listen to the hustle and bustle of the forum or the clamour of the Boudican rebellion.

In addition, a map of Roman London, compiled and produced by Museum of London Archaeology, has been superimposed on a modern map of London. Use the slider to see how the city has changed over the last 2,000 years.


To ensure correct operation please update your iOS software.

App loading times on older devices may be longer than expected.

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

June 24, 2012 New version 1.3
August 19, 2011 New version 1.2
August 11, 2011 New version 1.1
July 25, 2011 Initial Release

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