Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Museums - Archive Articles

All the news from London’s museums

Bimetallic coin to mark the National Gallery’s bicentenary
Bimetallic coin to mark the National Gallery’s bicentenary

Bimetallic coin to mark the National Gallery’s bicentenary

A new coin has been issued to mark the National Gallery's 200th anniversary, although it is unlikely to be seen in shops as it is a collectable coin.

Apr
18
Demolition of the old Museum of London approved — but also delayed
Demolition of the old Museum of London approved — but also delayed

Demolition of the old Museum of London approved — but also delayed

The City of London has approved plans to demolish the former Museum of London building and neighbouring Bastion House, but the Communities Secretary Michael Gove has also called the plans in for review.

Apr
17
A 120 year old electric carriage goes on display at the Science Museum
A 120 year old electric carriage goes on display at the Science Museum

A 120 year old electric carriage goes on display at the Science Museum

What looks like an old horse-drawn carriage has appeared in the Science Museum, but looks are deceptive, for this was an exceptionally early electric car.

Apr
03
Horniman Museum to start having late openings
Horniman Museum to start having late openings

Horniman Museum to start having late openings

The Horniman Museum in south London is joining the number of museums that have a monthly late night opening, and although not explicitly for adults -- with a 9pm closing, it's going to be mainly for adults.

Mar
25
London Mithraeum tops half million visitors since it opened
London Mithraeum tops half million visitors since it opened

London Mithraeum tops half million visitors since it opened

The restored Roman remains of the London Mithraeum in the City have been seen by half a million people since it opened in 2017, the Mithraeum has announced.

Mar
14
Tate Britain’s entrance set for nature’s revival with a new wildlife-filled garden
Tate Britain’s entrance set for nature’s revival with a new wildlife-filled garden

Tate Britain’s entrance set for nature’s revival with a new wildlife-filled garden

Tate Britain is to revamp the plain lawn in front of the gallery into a new garden after it received a grant from the Clore Duffield Foundation.

Mar
08
Early hours visits to see the Natural History Museum’s dinosaurs
Early hours visits to see the Natural History Museum’s dinosaurs

Early hours visits to see the Natural History Museum’s dinosaurs

The Natural History Museum's dinosaur's gallery can feel as crowded as a tube train at times, but you can visit the room when it's empty, with early morning tours.

Mar
07
The King’s Gallery introduces a £1 ticket as it changes its name
The King’s Gallery introduces a £1 ticket as it changes its name

The King’s Gallery introduces a £1 ticket as it changes its name

The art gallery next to Buckingham Palace formerly known as The Queen’s Gallery, has changed its name and will be introducing a new £1 ticket offer for people on benefits.

Feb
29
See the new King Charles III banknotes at the Bank of England museum
See the new King Charles III banknotes at the Bank of England museum

See the new King Charles III banknotes at the Bank of England museum

You can get a preview of the new King Charles III banknotes before they go into general distribution, as a set has gone on display at the Bank of England's museum.

Feb
27
The Epping Signalling Museum reopens next week
The Epping Signalling Museum reopens next week

The Epping Signalling Museum reopens next week

Sitting next to Epping tube station is a newish railway museum with an old signalling box and an old tube train to visit - and will reopen next week.

Feb
21
V&A Museum’s urgent fundraiser to save rare ivory carving from overseas sale
V&A Museum’s urgent fundraiser to save rare ivory carving from overseas sale

V&A Museum’s urgent fundraiser to save rare ivory carving from overseas sale

The V&A Museum has launched a fundraiser to try and save one of the most important English Romanesque ivory carvings in the UK from being sold overseas.

Feb
20
Feathers, Flight, and Fascination: The Natural History Museum reveals the secrets of avian evolution
Feathers, Flight, and Fascination: The Natural History Museum reveals the secrets of avian evolution

Feathers, Flight, and Fascination: The Natural History Museum reveals the secrets of avian evolution

The first dedicated exhibition looking at the evolution of birds in over two decades will be opening at the Natural History Museum later this spring.

Feb
19
Museum of Brands partners with innocent drinks to inspire future brand builders
Museum of Brands partners with innocent drinks to inspire future brand builders

Museum of Brands partners with innocent drinks to inspire future brand builders

The Museum of Brands in west London is partnering with innocent drinks to deliver an educational programme guiding young adults in the fundamentals of product development.

Feb
18
A visit to the Crystal Palace Museum
A visit to the Crystal Palace Museum

A visit to the Crystal Palace Museum

One of the few surviving buildings from the magnificent Crystal Palace is today a museum that's open one day a week to visit.

Feb
15
The Grant Museum has reopened and is as wonderful as before
The Grant Museum has reopened and is as wonderful as before

The Grant Museum has reopened and is as wonderful as before

UCL’s historic Grant Museum of Zoology in central London reopened last week, and after a major refurbishment... not much seems to have changed.

Feb
12
New museum to show archaeology from the Abbey of St Clare
New museum to show archaeology from the Abbey of St Clare

New museum to show archaeology from the Abbey of St Clare

Archaeological remains from the medieval Abbey of St Clare could be displayed in a new permanent museum space as part of a redevelopment of the post-war office block on the site.

Feb
09
Tickets Alert: Tours of the British Museum’s round reading room
Tickets Alert: Tours of the British Museum’s round reading room

Tickets Alert: Tours of the British Museum’s round reading room

Sitting in the centre of the British Museum is a huge Round Reading Room, with a massive dome. Although long closed to the public, the museum offers weekly tours inside.

Feb
09
Freddie Mercury’s portraits of Jimi Hendrix go on display
Freddie Mercury’s portraits of Jimi Hendrix go on display

Freddie Mercury’s portraits of Jimi Hendrix go on display

Three large posters of Jimi Hendrix previously owned by Freddie Mercury have gone on display at Handel Hendrix House – the Mayfair museum comprising the homes of composer GF Handel and rock legend Jimi Hendrix.

Feb
08
The Grant Museum of Zoology is reopening after a refurbishment
The Grant Museum of Zoology is reopening after a refurbishment

The Grant Museum of Zoology is reopening after a refurbishment

The much loved Grant Museum of Zoology will reopen in a couple of weeks time following an extended closure for nearly a year of refurbishment works.

Jan
22
From Scarborough to Venice – Watercolours unveil Europe’s varied landscapes
From Scarborough to Venice – Watercolours unveil Europe’s varied landscapes

From Scarborough to Venice – Watercolours unveil Europe’s varied landscapes

Paintings by two early masters of the watercolour are taking visitors on a journey – from the rugged Yorkshire Dales to the grandeur of Venice,

Jan
11
Visiting the Royal Academy of Music’s museum
Visiting the Royal Academy of Music’s museum

Visiting the Royal Academy of Music’s museum

A museum right in the centre of London is one you'd expect to be open a lot and packed with visitors - but there's a rather specialised one that's only open a few hours a week.

Jan
11
Upminster’s Museum of Nostalgia to close for urgent restoration work
Upminster’s Museum of Nostalgia to close for urgent restoration work

Upminster’s Museum of Nostalgia to close for urgent restoration work

Upminster's marvellously ramshackle Museum of Nostalgia, which is usually open a couple of times a month, will be closed through 2024 to allow for urgent repairs to its thatched roof.

Jan
05
More details revealed about plans to open the Holborn tunnels to the public
More details revealed about plans to open the Holborn tunnels to the public

More details revealed about plans to open the Holborn tunnels to the public

Announced a few months ago, more details about the intention to open the secretive Holborn tunnels to the public have emerged.

Dec
28
2023
Tickets Alert: Pay What You Want to visit the Golden Hinde replica ship
Tickets Alert: Pay What You Want to visit the Golden Hinde replica ship

Tickets Alert: Pay What You Want to visit the Golden Hinde replica ship

The 50-year old replica of The Golden Hinde sailing ship is having a special offer on visits for a few weeks in January, where you can pay what you want to visit.

Dec
27
2023