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

Hampton Court Palace reopens to the public
Hampton Court Palace reopens to the public

Hampton Court Palace reopens to the public

Although some of the gardens are already open, the main buildings at Hampton Court Palace remained closed, until now.

Jul
20
2020
Charles Dickens Museum reopens with a new exhibition
Charles Dickens Museum reopens with a new exhibition

Charles Dickens Museum reopens with a new exhibition

The museum inside Charles Dickens London home is reopening after its virus lockdown, with a new exhibition that will include eight newly colourised portraits.

Jul
13
2020
London’s museums and galleries reopening dates
London’s museums and galleries reopening dates

London’s museums and galleries reopening dates

Slowly life returns to London's cultural landscape as museums and galleries wake from their virus imposed slumber and prepare to welcome visitors again.

Jun
26
2020
An A-Z of London’s fashion alphabet
An A-Z of London’s fashion alphabet

An A-Z of London’s fashion alphabet

The Museum of London has created a new page on their website, bringing together 26 short videos all about London fashion.

Jun
02
2020
Museum of London’s pandemic exhibition goes online
Museum of London’s pandemic exhibition goes online

Museum of London’s pandemic exhibition goes online

A couple of years ago, a prophetic exhibition about pandemics was held at the Museum of London, and now they've put it online.

May
26
2020
Virtual museum tours
Virtual museum tours

Virtual museum tours

While the museums and galleries have locked their doors there's a chance to wander their empty halls alone, virtually.

May
12
2020
Photos of London’s docks during WW2
Photos of London’s docks during WW2

Photos of London’s docks during WW2

On the eve of the 75th anniversary of VE Day, the Museum of London Docklands has released some photos from its archive that show the devastating impact of WW2 on the area.

May
07
2020
The Museum of London’s new home – past, present and future
The Museum of London’s new home – past, present and future

The Museum of London’s new home – past, present and future

Images have been released showing the proposed new home for the Museum of London in Smithfield, near Farringdon station.

May
07
2020
British Museum makes 1.9 million images available for free
British Museum makes 1.9 million images available for free

British Museum makes 1.9 million images available for free

The British Museum has revamped its online collections database, making over 1.9 million photos of its collection available for free online under a Creative Commons license.

Apr
28
2020
Collecting Coronavirus – the Museum of London wants your memories
Collecting Coronavirus – the Museum of London wants your memories

Collecting Coronavirus – the Museum of London wants your memories

The Museum of London is seeking to collect both objects and first-hand experiences to reflect Londoners’ lives during these dark days, in order to keep a record and to ensure future generations

Apr
27
2020
Who wants a tube roundel coffee table?
Who wants a tube roundel coffee table?

Who wants a tube roundel coffee table?

This is a limited edition coffee table from the London Transport Museum which will be going on sale in July, although you can pre-order it now.

Apr
26
2020
London Transport Museum’s depot goes online
London Transport Museum’s depot goes online

London Transport Museum’s depot goes online

The London Transport Museum's overflow depot in Acton is only open a few weekends each year - but with the lockdown in place - they're going online instead.

Apr
24
2020
Support a London museum during the lockdown
Support a London museum during the lockdown

Support a London museum during the lockdown

London's museums and galleries have been forced to close their doors, and as a result are facing a crisis of funding.

Apr
23
2020
Take a drivers eye trip along the Mail Rail
Take a drivers eye trip along the Mail Rail

Take a drivers eye trip along the Mail Rail

While the Postal Museum is closed to the public, they've put a video of a trip down the mail rail tunnels on their website.

Apr
21
2020
Transport Museum offer for ianVisits readers
Transport Museum offer for ianVisits readers

Transport Museum offer for ianVisits readers

The London Transport Museum has released a new range of kitchenware based on its classic sporting posters, ianVisits is offering a 20% discount.

Apr
20
2020
Natural History Museum wants to put a dinosaur in its front garden
Natural History Museum wants to put a dinosaur in its front garden

Natural History Museum wants to put a dinosaur in its front garden

The Natural History Museum has shown off plans to revamp the space in front of the museum, including putting a dinosaur in the garden.

Apr
09
2020
Remarkable 3D images of dinosaurs
Remarkable 3D images of dinosaurs

Remarkable 3D images of dinosaurs

If you were to wander though the Natural History Museum shop (currently closed of course), then you might spy some really quite astonishing 3D pictures.

Apr
07
2020
See Sir Pindar’s Home in the V&A Museum
See Sir Pindar’s Home in the V&A Museum

See Sir Pindar’s Home in the V&A Museum

Hanging from a wall in the V&A is a grandly decorated frontage from an old house - just the frontage floating eerily in the void.

Mar
26
2020
Unique piece of buried treasure goes on display at the V&A
Unique piece of buried treasure goes on display at the V&A

Unique piece of buried treasure goes on display at the V&A

The UK's only known example of a late Medieval jewelled cluster brooch, discovered by a metal detectorist in 2017 has gone on display in the V&A Museum.

Mar
19
2020
Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday in 200 objects
Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday in 200 objects

Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday in 200 objects

Museums can't afford to ignore anniversaries, so in this the 200th anniversary of the Lady with the Lamp's birth, the Florence Nightingale Museum has assembled 200 objects that signify her life and legacy.

Mar
17
2020
The V&A looks at the story of the swimming pool
The V&A looks at the story of the swimming pool

The V&A looks at the story of the swimming pool

A corridor in the V&A museum has been filled with photos and drawings from the golden age of lidos and swimming pools.

Mar
12
2020

Tickets Alert: Free entry to the Transport Museum

It's the London Transport Museum's 40th birthday, and their monthly late night opening will be free of charge this month only.

Mar
09
2020
Filthy Lucre: Whistler’s Peacock Room Reimagined
Filthy Lucre: Whistler’s Peacock Room Reimagined

Filthy Lucre: Whistler’s Peacock Room Reimagined

A room in the V&A at the moment contains a decaying replica of one of the most famous interior designs of the late 19th century.

Mar
05
2020
Tickets Alert: Open days at the Trasport Museum’s overflow depot
Tickets Alert: Open days at the Trasport Museum’s overflow depot

Tickets Alert: Open days at the Trasport Museum’s overflow depot

A large "shed" in Acton is the storage depot for the London Transport Museum, and while normally closed to the public, they do have three open weekends each year.

Mar
04
2020