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

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
Take a trip in a vintage tube train to Heathrow airport
Take a trip in a vintage tube train to Heathrow airport

Take a trip in a vintage tube train to Heathrow airport

The London Underground's 1938 era art-deco tube train will be making one of its occasional outings in April.

Feb
14
2020
London Underground selling its moquette by the metre
London Underground selling its moquette by the metre

London Underground selling its moquette by the metre

The London Transport Museum has recently started selling its famous moquette fabric -- in the same way as you buy fabric from stores -- by the metre.

Feb
12
2020
Charles Dickens Museum acquires 25 previously unpublished letters
Charles Dickens Museum acquires 25 previously unpublished letters

Charles Dickens Museum acquires 25 previously unpublished letters

Twenty-five previously unseen letters written by Charles Dickens have been donated to his museum by an American collector, as part of a huge donation of over 300 items.

Feb
10
2020
The history of executing people to open in the autumn
The history of executing people to open in the autumn

The history of executing people to open in the autumn

Just in time for Halloween, an exhibition will be opening later this year all about how people were killed by the state.

Feb
04
2020
Museum Meals: London Transport Museum
Museum Meals: London Transport Museum

Museum Meals: London Transport Museum

Covent Garden isn't short of places to eat, but a new one has arrived in the revamped Transport Museum cafe/bar, Canteen.

Jan
28
2020
Museum Meals – Charles Dickens Museum
Museum Meals – Charles Dickens Museum

Museum Meals – Charles Dickens Museum

At the back of a row of posh terraced houses in Bloomsbury is a small comfortable cafe - inside the Charles Dickens Museum.

Jan
15
2020
V&A exhibition looks at the Theatre Stage
V&A exhibition looks at the Theatre Stage

V&A exhibition looks at the Theatre Stage

As much as the play itself and the actors, one of the dominant features of a play or musical is the stage design, and an exhibition is currently looking at that aspect of the stage performance.

Jan
14
2020
Museum of London submits application to move to Smithfield
Museum of London submits application to move to Smithfield

Museum of London submits application to move to Smithfield

The Museum of London has filed the formal planning application that will see it move from its London Wall site to the derelict market buildings at Smithfield.

Jan
14
2020
New medicine gallery opens at the Science Museum
New medicine gallery opens at the Science Museum

New medicine gallery opens at the Science Museum

A huge new exhibition - taking over two-thirds of an entire floor at the Science Museum has opened, all about the history of medicine.

Jan
08
2020
Last chance to see the Raphael cartoons for a long time
Last chance to see the Raphael cartoons for a long time

Last chance to see the Raphael cartoons for a long time

This year marks the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, and oddly, the V&A has decided to close its Raphael Court for most of the year.

Jan
02
2020
The Science Museum’s “tube map” of the Solar System
The Science Museum’s “tube map” of the Solar System

The Science Museum’s “tube map” of the Solar System

Spotted this in the Science Museum the other day - a range of goods for sale with a map of the Solar System which will look very familiar to London Underground fans.

Jan
02
2020
Exhibition – Beatrix Potter’s Art: ‘drawn with design’
Exhibition – Beatrix Potter’s Art: ‘drawn with design’

Exhibition – Beatrix Potter’s Art: ‘drawn with design’

A corridor in the V&A Museum is lined with small pencil drawings, showing a young Beatrix Potter experimenting with the ideas which would form her later books.

Dec
31
2019
A turbulent priest appears at the British Museum
A turbulent priest appears at the British Museum

A turbulent priest appears at the British Museum

To mark the 850th anniversary of the assassination of the Thomas Becket, the British Museum has announced a major exhibition about the man, the Archbishop, the saint.

Dec
28
2019
Early porcelain head goes on display at the V&A
Early porcelain head goes on display at the V&A

Early porcelain head goes on display at the V&A

An exceptionally rare porcelain sculpture, made in London in the 1740s, and rediscovered in a French flea market has gone on display in the V&A.

Dec
23
2019
Syd’s century old coffee stall is saved
Syd’s century old coffee stall is saved

Syd’s century old coffee stall is saved

For three generations, Syd's coffee stall has been serving up hot drinks and food in Shoreditch, but tomorrow it closes for the last time.

Dec
19
2019
See fist-fighting mice on the London Underground
See fist-fighting mice on the London Underground

See fist-fighting mice on the London Underground

A photo of two mice in a fist-fight on the London Underground has been put forward for a Natural History photography award.

Dec
16
2019
Transport Museum offer for ianVisits readers
Transport Museum offer for ianVisits readers

Transport Museum offer for ianVisits readers

Tis the season to wear Christmas jumpers, and of course, the best one to wear this year will be covered in transport icons.

Dec
05
2019
The first Christmas card goes on show in London
The first Christmas card goes on show in London

The first Christmas card goes on show in London

1843 was an important year in the history of Christmas, and a new exhibition at the Charles Dickens Museum is bringing them together for the first time.

Dec
04
2019
The Clash: Museum of London Calling
The Clash: Museum of London Calling

The Clash: Museum of London Calling

It's 40 years since The Clash’s third album ‘London Calling’ was released, and an exhibition has pulled together a host of memorabilia for that iconic album.

Dec
03
2019