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Museums - Archive Articles

All the news from London’s museums

The transition from the Queen’s to King’s Gallery
The transition from the Queen’s to King’s Gallery

The transition from the Queen’s to King’s Gallery

A few weeks ago, the King's Gallery next to Buckingham Palace reopened with a new exhibition, but also with a new name.

Jun
06
Merton Priory’s Chapter House ruins open to the public
Merton Priory’s Chapter House ruins open to the public

Merton Priory’s Chapter House ruins open to the public

The remains of an important monastery broken up by King Henry VIII and almost lost to history can be found underneath a busy road in south London.

Jun
06
Decades of pollution removed from the National Gallery’s facade
Decades of pollution removed from the National Gallery’s facade

Decades of pollution removed from the National Gallery’s facade

The National Gallery's grand stone frontage has been restored to its 1830s appearance now that decades of pollution has been cleaned off the front of the building.

Jun
05
National Portrait Gallery is now offering early hours tours
National Portrait Gallery is now offering early hours tours

National Portrait Gallery is now offering early hours tours

The National Portrait Gallery has started offering new tours of the art collection, aimed at people who want a quieter visit before the crowds arrive.

Jun
03
An upside down tube station illusion is coming to London
An upside down tube station illusion is coming to London

An upside down tube station illusion is coming to London

A museum filled with optical illusions, including an upside-down tube station, will open in London soon, twisting the definition of what a museum should be as deftly as its illusions distort visitors' perceptions.

May
30
A visit to Twickenham Museum
A visit to Twickenham Museum

A visit to Twickenham Museum

On the edges of old Twickenham town centre is a small house and a small museum, and it's, well, it's very small indeed. It's not that Twickenham lacks history but that the museum lacks square footage to tell the story.

May
30
Derelict industrial buildings to house the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration museum
Derelict industrial buildings to house the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration museum

Derelict industrial buildings to house the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration museum

A new museum focused on drawing and illustrations has received a grant to convert some derelict industrial buildings in Clerkenwell into its new home.

May
16
Architects invited to redesign the British Museum
Architects invited to redesign the British Museum

Architects invited to redesign the British Museum

Plans to redevelop about a third of the British Museum building have taken a step forward with an invitation to architects to propose their designs.

May
09
Overnight delivery for the Natural History Museum’s new Diplodocus skeleton
Overnight delivery for the Natural History Museum’s new Diplodocus skeleton

Overnight delivery for the Natural History Museum’s new Diplodocus skeleton

Late at night last week, a huge skeleton of a Diplodocus dinosaur was delivered to the Natural History Museum, but when it goes on display, you won't call it Dippy.

May
08
William Morris Gallery to open late every Thursday this summer
William Morris Gallery to open late every Thursday this summer

William Morris Gallery to open late every Thursday this summer

Good news if you've never been to the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow, as it's extending its opening hours.

May
01
The Petrie Museum will close for the summer
The Petrie Museum will close for the summer

The Petrie Museum will close for the summer

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in central London has announced that it will be closed for most of this summer while essential building works are carried out.

Apr
29
Last few weeks to visit – Science Museum to close its domestic appliance gallery
Last few weeks to visit – Science Museum to close its domestic appliance gallery

Last few weeks to visit – Science Museum to close its domestic appliance gallery

A large nostalgia filled space in the Science Museum will be closing soon, giving you just a few weeks to sigh with oh so many wistful memories

Apr
25
UCL museums receive £2.4m funding boost
UCL museums receive £2.4m funding boost

UCL museums receive £2.4m funding boost

Research England has awarded the cluster of museums based at University College London (UCL) a five-year £2.4 million grant to support their work.

Apr
25
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