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Gin tasting event in a museum

An apt follow up to my recent tour of the Beefeater Distillery is this evening event at the Foundling Museum – a guided tasting of different gins being held on a Friday evening (7th Nov), so an ideal way to

Oct
22
2008

Poster exhibition at the Transport Museum

Last night I (and friend) had tickets to attend the opening evening of the Transport Museum’s latest exhibition – a history of posters on the London Underground. It turns out that London Underground was probably the first transport network to

Oct
16
2008

A tour of Aldwych Station on the London Underground

Earlier this year, I along with a group had a rather rare tour of the disused Aldwych tube station.

Sep
05
2008
Another 1938 train outing
Another 1938 train outing

Another 1938 train outing

As you may have read, I went on a trip on a 1938 tube train a few months ago – but today was THE BIG ONE, where the train did a full run along the entire Northern Line from Morden

Jun
29
2008

Lecture tonight

Off to do some brain exercising tonight – and will be attending a lecture at the Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy on how nature affected how manmade materials and structures were designed. I like this sort of thing,

Apr
24
2008
The Museum of eww, urgh and yeuk!
The Museum of eww, urgh and yeuk!

The Museum of eww, urgh and yeuk!

Alternatively known as the Hunterian Museum inside the Royal College of Surgeons of England – after John Hunter who collected most of the items on display. John Hunter was a surgeon of some note in the 18th century at a

Apr
12
2008
The Kirkaldy Testing Museum
The Kirkaldy Testing Museum

The Kirkaldy Testing Museum

One of the things which I love looking at is monumental Victorian engineering. However, there is a side to these buildings and constructions that people rarely think about - and that is how did they know if the materials used were safe?

Apr
10
2008
Unbuilt London: Monumental buildings that never were
Unbuilt London: Monumental buildings that never were

Unbuilt London: Monumental buildings that never were

Last night I wandered along to the V&A for one of their Friday night events, mainly for a couple of exhibitions on "vanishing London" and "Buildings that were never built".

Mar
29
2008

London Transport Museum – Acton Depot

Went off the to the Transport Museum this morning – not the one in Covent Garden, but the reserve store at Acton Town. Met up with a fellow transport geek and we went in, and thanks to a warning from

Mar
08
2008

Brilliant Metrolink?

The new London Transport museum has opened, and oddly I haven’t actually paid a visit yet. Anyhow, one display which I will keep an eye out for when I do get round to paying a visit is the one extolling

Feb
08
2008

The One Million Pound Note

For the average person, the largest denomination UK bank note that we would see is the £50 note – and even that is moderatly rare with the £20 being the normal largest note in day-2-day usage. However, little known about

Nov
21
2007