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One of our dinosaurs isn’t missing – Dippy’s back at the Natural History Museum
One of our dinosaurs isn’t missing – Dippy’s back at the Natural History Museum

One of our dinosaurs isn’t missing – Dippy’s back at the Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum's Diplodocus has returned from its UK tour and will be going on display again inside the museum, for the rest of this year.

Apr
29
Visit the de Havilland Aircraft Museum
Visit the de Havilland Aircraft Museum

Visit the de Havilland Aircraft Museum

If you fancy visiting a museum devoted to an iconic aircraft manufacturer, then you can find it at the end of a narrow country lane on the edges of the M25 in North London.

Apr
28
Sir John Soane’s Museum drops pre-booking requirement
Sir John Soane’s Museum drops pre-booking requirement

Sir John Soane’s Museum drops pre-booking requirement

Sir John Soane's eclectic home, now a museum, is removing the requirement to book tickets before you visit.

Apr
26
Florence Nightingale Museum reopening with Crimean War display
Florence Nightingale Museum reopening with Crimean War display

Florence Nightingale Museum reopening with Crimean War display

Just over a year after it was forced to close, possibly forever, the Florence Nightingale Museum has announced that it's able to reopen next month.

Apr
20
Tickets Alert: Early hours tours of the British Museum
Tickets Alert: Early hours tours of the British Museum

Tickets Alert: Early hours tours of the British Museum

The British Museum opens to the public at 10am, but they've resumed a little known tour that starts at 9am before the public gets inside.

Apr
18
Bank of England Museum reopens with improved opening hours
Bank of England Museum reopens with improved opening hours

Bank of England Museum reopens with improved opening hours

The museum inside the Bank of England has reopened and is launching its first-ever regular late evening openings.

Apr
13
You really should pay a visit to Watford’s 1940s experience
You really should pay a visit to Watford’s 1940s experience

You really should pay a visit to Watford’s 1940s experience

Once a month, if you head down a quiet residential street in Watford, you'll stumble upon a surprisingly large heritage centre devoted to life in 1940s Britain.

Apr
13
Campaign to let the public see the Thames Tunnel watercolours
Campaign to let the public see the Thames Tunnel watercolours

Campaign to let the public see the Thames Tunnel watercolours

A series of fascinating watercolours of Brunel's tunnel under the Thames could go on public display for the first time, but only if funding can be secured.

Apr
11
Behind the scenes at the new Museum of London
Behind the scenes at the new Museum of London

Behind the scenes at the new Museum of London

Not far from Farringdon station, a huge tent of scaffolding envelopes an empty Victorian meat market that's being turned into the new home for the Museum of London.

Apr
05
Slave trader, Robert Milligan’s statue gifted to the Museum of London
Slave trader, Robert Milligan’s statue gifted to the Museum of London

Slave trader, Robert Milligan’s statue gifted to the Museum of London

A bronze sculpture of the merchant and slave trader Robert Milligan, that was removed from West India Quay in June 2020, will join the collections of the Museum of London.

Mar
30
Female spiritual beings are coming to the British Museum
Female spiritual beings are coming to the British Museum

Female spiritual beings are coming to the British Museum

A new exhibition will be opening in May at the British Museum that explores female spiritual beings in world belief and mythological traditions around the globe.

Mar
18
London Transport Museum depot opens its posters archive
London Transport Museum depot opens its posters archive

London Transport Museum depot opens its posters archive

London Transport Museum’s storage depot in Acton is throwing open its doors for a few days in April for visitors to explore the Museum’s century worth of transport posters, as well as the rest of the depot.

Mar
16
V&A Museum to return to all-week opening
V&A Museum to return to all-week opening

V&A Museum to return to all-week opening

The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) has confirmed that it will return to pre-pandemic opening hours from next month.

Mar
16
London museums secure government funding for improvements
London museums secure government funding for improvements

London museums secure government funding for improvements

A tranche of government funding has been handed out to galleries, museums, libraries and other cultural venues across the country, including a number in London.

Mar
14
Floating planet Mars to fill the Natural History Museum next week
Floating planet Mars to fill the Natural History Museum next week

Floating planet Mars to fill the Natural History Museum next week

For just a couple of days, the Natural History Museum's main entrance hall will have a huge floating planet Mars filling the space.

Mar
10
Charles Dickens museum entry prices rising in April
Charles Dickens museum entry prices rising in April

Charles Dickens museum entry prices rising in April

If you've thought of visiting the Charles Dickens Museum but have not gotten around to it yet, then the next few days would be a good time to pay a visit.

Mar
09
Luxury cars to fill the RAF Museum
Luxury cars to fill the RAF Museum

Luxury cars to fill the RAF Museum

If you're an auction house needing to show off a load of luxury cars, why not put them in a museum for a few days?

Feb
23
There’s a museum in a telephone box
There’s a museum in a telephone box

There’s a museum in a telephone box

An old phone box outside the front of the British Museum has been turned into a miniature museum of its own - the Visionary Brit Museum.

Feb
21
Visit the Royal College of Physicians museum
Visit the Royal College of Physicians museum

Visit the Royal College of Physicians museum

Next to Regent's Park is an imposing modernist building, and in its basement, is a large room full of medical instruments that is also open to the public.

Feb
17
Museum of London is to close for 3 years from this December
Museum of London is to close for 3 years from this December

Museum of London is to close for 3 years from this December

The Museum of London is set to close later this year, and will reopen as the renamed The London Museum in a new £337 million home at Smithfield in 2025.

Feb
10
A visit to the Sherlock Holmes museum
A visit to the Sherlock Holmes museum

A visit to the Sherlock Holmes museum

At 221B Baker Street is a museum devoted to that most famous of amateur detectives, Sherlock Holmes. Actually, there isn't, but bear with me.

Feb
09
LGBTQ+ museum to open in King’s Cross this Spring
LGBTQ+ museum to open in King’s Cross this Spring

LGBTQ+ museum to open in King’s Cross this Spring

What is thought to be the UK's first dedicated museum to gay history is set to open in Granary Square, King's Cross, occupying part of a building owned by the charity, Art Fund.

Jan
24
Museum homes for your Zoom backgrounds
Museum homes for your Zoom backgrounds

Museum homes for your Zoom backgrounds

The Museum of the Home is famous for its replica rooms from the Tudor times to the Millenium, and now you can use them as backgrounds for your video calls.

Jan
19
London museum and galleries Christmas opening dates
London museum and galleries Christmas opening dates

London museum and galleries Christmas opening dates

Lots of museums are open over the Christmas period, but often with opening hours as erratic as Aunt Norra on her 3rd sherry of the day – so here is a list of known opening hours.

Dec
17
2021