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

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
Just two months to visit the Horniman’s stuffed walrus
Just two months to visit the Horniman’s stuffed walrus

Just two months to visit the Horniman’s stuffed walrus

You have just a couple of months to pay a visit to the Horniman's famously poorly preserved walrus before it becomes unvisitable for a few years.

Dec
22
2023
Last chance to see some of the Museum of the Home’s rooms before they close
Last chance to see some of the Museum of the Home’s rooms before they close

Last chance to see some of the Museum of the Home’s rooms before they close

You have just a couple of weeks to visit the Museum of the Home, before it closes part of the building to revamp its famous Rooms Through Time displays.

Dec
20
2023
British Museum secures £50 million sponsorship deal with BP
British Museum secures £50 million sponsorship deal with BP

British Museum secures £50 million sponsorship deal with BP

The British Museum has signed a sponsorship agreement with the energy firm BP worth £50 million over ten years as it embarks on a major refurbishment of the museum buildings.

Dec
19
2023
London’s museum Christmas opening hours
London’s museum Christmas opening hours

London’s museum Christmas opening hours

During the Christmas to New Year interregnum, when many of us will be off work and many tourists will be back at home, it's a good time to visit those museums and galleries you never quite get around to visiting.

Dec
13
2023
Jewish Museum London secures funding for pop-up services and educational outreach
Jewish Museum London secures funding for pop-up services and educational outreach

Jewish Museum London secures funding for pop-up services and educational outreach

The Jewish Museum London, which closed earlier this year, has been awarded a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to assist it in providing pop-up services while it looks for a new home.

Dec
12
2023
Bank of England is giving away Christmas tree baubles filled with shredded banknotes
Bank of England is giving away Christmas tree baubles filled with shredded banknotes

Bank of England is giving away Christmas tree baubles filled with shredded banknotes

Later this month, the Bank of England will be giving away Christmas Tree baubles filled with shredded banknotes.

Dec
07
2023
The Queen’s Gallery next to Buckingham Palace is to become The King’s Gallery
The Queen’s Gallery next to Buckingham Palace is to become The King’s Gallery

The Queen’s Gallery next to Buckingham Palace is to become The King’s Gallery

The Queen's Gallery, which displays artworks from the Royal Collection, is to be renamed, although indications earlier this year were that it would stick with the name given when it first opened.

Dec
07
2023