Exhibition celebrates the discovery of blood circulation
Just under 400 years ago, a British physician was to overturn 1,500 years of thinking about how the human body worked, with considerable opposition from the venue now hosting an exhibition about him. William Harvey was a very well connected…
Creepy Dr Who-esque exhibition at the Museum of London
A room full of disembodied voices speaking robotically from glowing mouths as antenna-lights flicker with their voices.
Steampunk visions of London’s future
A series of images are on display at the Museum of London, offering a futurist look at what a possible, or in at least one case, utterly impossible, future for London might look like.
Encounters with Ayurvedic Man at the Wellcome
A display of Asian medicine writings collected by the Wellcome Collection a century ago has gone on display for the first time.
Early colour photographs of East London on display
An exhibition has opened of previously unseen photographs which depict Stepney, Mile End, Whitechapel, Spitalfields, Limehouse and the Thames riverside in the warm hues of Kodachrome film.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. ROLL UP, ROLL UP the FATBERG is in town!
A lump of congealed human waste seems an unusual object for a museum, let alone one to cause so much... is excitement the correct word?
The golden age of the Ocean Liners comes to the V&A Museum
There was a brief period of time when luxury ruled the waves, if you had the money to afford it, when interior design was deco and dresses were short.
Pots with Attitude – Georgian satire at the British Museum
Satire, that great British tradition of puncturing the pomposity of the great and good is the topic of a new ceramics and print display at the British Museum.
Southwark’s Roman sarcophagus to go on display
Last year, a rare discovery was made in Southwark, of a Roman sarcophagus -- and later this year it is to go on public display as part of a new exhibition.
What is a family — when visiting a museum?
Some families are made up of two children and two adults, but many are not. But which London venues that charge entry have adapted to the modern family size?
A riot of colour as the King of Bling struts his stuff
After decades of monochrome Puritanism, Britain exploded with colour and magnificence, and it's this period of artistic renaissance that's the topic of a new exhibition at the Queen's Gallery.
See the superheroes who built London
Joseph Bazalgette as Captain Sanitation! Thomas Telford as Colossus! Andy Mitchell as Infrastructo! They're the superheroes who built, and are still building London.
Find the Museum at Pooh Corner
A corner of central London is now a 100 acre wood and children's fantasy, overflowing with honey and a small bridge over a stream filling with small twigs.
Hidden in plain sight – an exhibition celebrating nursing diversity
There's a nice little exhibition on at the moment that records the diverse history of diversity within the nursing profession.
Exhibition shows off the history of the Thames River Police
There's a new exhibition that seeks to show off the shared heritage between London's river police as the development of policing in the West Indies.
Death and Mortality at the Guildhall Art Gallery
There's an exhibition open at the moment about death and mortality. It opened a couple of months ago, and I've been struggling to think of something to say about it.
Hear 140 years of Recorded Sound at the British Library
The British Library is not just a space for silent contemplation of worthy tomes, it's also a huge collection of audio recordings, and some are now on "display".
70 years of celebrating concrete
A magazine starting publishing in 1947, and it's still going strong today, so there's an exhibition about its namesake - concrete.
See ordinary animals as never seen before
There's a display of ordinary animals, mundane animals, commonplace animals, and you'll want to visit to see them, for they are in an unusual home.
Jeremy Bentham’s mummified head goes on public display
Long locked away following a botched preservation attempt, the decapitated mummified head of the philosopher, Jeremy Bentham has been put on display for the first time in decades.
Sir John Soane’s Museum to start opening on Sundays
This curiously eclectic museum in the heart of London has long been closed on Sundays, but no longer.
The V&A looks at Plywood and likes it
The ancient Egyptians invented it, the Victorians industrialised it, the Edwardians loved it, and most of us who sat on plywood chairs at school hated it.
See modern mosaics in a City of London church
Each summer, a church in the City of London hosts an exhibition of newly created mosaics from the studios of Southbank Mosaics.
London’s newest museum – the Postal and Mail Rail
A new museum has opened in London, and deep underneath, it has the ultimate toy -- it's very own private tube tunnel railway, and you can go for a ride in it.