It’s “Follow a Museum Day” on Twitter

Twitter, a place where people chat about their latest cup of coffee (guilty!) or hang on the latest comment from tabloid celeb X (not guilty!), also has a more worthy side to it. Quite a few museums have leapt onto the Twitter bandwagon and use it as a good way of communicating either news about what they are up to, or just random chatter that is relevant to their topic.

For example, the Natural History Museum has a “species of the day” series going on at the moment, along with general natural history chatter – or there is the Imperial War Museum who regularly mention “this day in history” type events from previous wars.

A group have therefore declared that today (1st Feb) is Follow a Museum Day, and Twitter users are exhorted to click the necessary and keep informed with what museums are up to.

I naturally follow about every museum in London I can find, mainly for the purposes of maintaining the events list, but also as some of them are genuinely quite interesting.

For your convenience, you can follow all of the London museums with a single click by subscribing to a list I maintain – @IanVisits/London-Museums.

Alternatively, the full list I follow is below – there is also a list over at the Follow a Museum Day website.

London Museums on Twitter
BarbicanCentre
Barbican Centre | London

BFHouse
Ben Franklin House | 36 Craven St London

bletchleypark
Kelsey Griffin | Bletchley, UK

britishlibrary
The British Library | London NW1 2DB

britishmuseum
British Museum | London

Burghhouse1704
Burgh House

DesignMuseum
Design Museum | London

DickensMuseum
Dickens Museum | 48 Doughty Street, London

DulwichGallery
Dulwich Gallery | Gallery Road, Dulwich, London

ExploreWellcome
Wellcome Collection | London, UK

GEFFRYE
London

HornimanMuseum
Horniman Museum | Forest Hill, London SE23

ICALondon
The ICA | The Mall, London

I_W_M
Imperial War Museum | London, Duxford, Manchester

ldnfilmmuseum
London Film Museum | County Hall, London

ltmuseum
L T Museum | London

MuseumChildhood
Museum of Childhood | Bethnal Green, London

MuseumofLondon
Museum of London | London, UK

Musevery
Museum of Everything | London

NHM_London
NaturalHistoryMuseum | South Kensington, London

postalheritage
BPMA | London, Essex and Shropshire

RaggedSchool
Ragged School Museum | London E3

RAFMUSEUM
RAF Museum | North London + Shropshire

sciencemuseum
Science Museum | Exhibition Road, London

SomersetHouse
Somerset House

Tate
London, Liverpool and St Ives

UCLMuseums
Central London

V_and_A
V&A | London

WallaceMuseum
Wallace Collection | Central London

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