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All the news from London’s museums

Tickets Alert: Visit the Fan Museum when it’s lit by candles
Tickets Alert: Visit the Fan Museum when it’s lit by candles

Tickets Alert: Visit the Fan Museum when it’s lit by candles

A small museum in Greenwich that you've probably never visited will be a bit more interesting to visit in December when candles illuminate it.

Oct
30
2023
The lost brutal reviews of Charles Dickens’s novels by his best friend Wilkie Collins
The lost brutal reviews of Charles Dickens’s novels by his best friend Wilkie Collins

The lost brutal reviews of Charles Dickens’s novels by his best friend Wilkie Collins

After he died, one of Charles Dickens's best friends was revealed to have written a series of devastating critiques of his friend's stories, but these reviews haven't been seen since they were sold at auction in 1890.

Oct
28
2023
Tickets Alert: Handel Hendrix House to open late on Fridays
Tickets Alert: Handel Hendrix House to open late on Fridays

Tickets Alert: Handel Hendrix House to open late on Fridays

Handel Hendrix House, the museum once home to both Handel and Jimi Hendrix, is to start opening late on Fridays for candlelit, music-filled evenings.

Oct
19
2023
From meat market to museum – the London Museum’s new Foundation Stone unveiled
From meat market to museum – the London Museum’s new Foundation Stone unveiled

From meat market to museum – the London Museum’s new Foundation Stone unveiled

Progress on converting Smithfield's old Victorian meat market into the new London Museum has taken a step forward with the unveiling of the building's Foundation Stone.

Oct
16
2023
Moco Museum gets approval to open Marble Arch museum of modern art
Moco Museum gets approval to open Marble Arch museum of modern art

Moco Museum gets approval to open Marble Arch museum of modern art

A new museum will be opening in Marble Arch next year, as the Amsterdam based Moco Museum (Modern Contemporary Museum) has taken a lease on three floors of an Oxford Street building.

Oct
04
2023
For a few weeks only: British Museum displays a fragile 1,500 year old Chinese scroll
For a few weeks only: British Museum displays a fragile 1,500 year old Chinese scroll

For a few weeks only: British Museum displays a fragile 1,500 year old Chinese scroll

A large but also very fragile document that can only be seen for a few weeks each year will be displayed next week at the British Museum.

Sep
29
2023
Alexander Fleming Museum celebrates 30th anniversary: From nappy storage to medical milestone
Alexander Fleming Museum celebrates 30th anniversary: From nappy storage to medical milestone

Alexander Fleming Museum celebrates 30th anniversary: From nappy storage to medical milestone

A small museum in Paddington that celebrates the man who accidentally discovered penicillin is marking its 30th anniversary this month.

Sep
07
2023
Unveiling the hidden chapter: Charles Dickens Museum marks 200 years since Dickens’s time as a child labourer
Unveiling the hidden chapter: Charles Dickens Museum marks 200 years since Dickens’s time as a child labourer

Unveiling the hidden chapter: Charles Dickens Museum marks 200 years since Dickens’s time as a child labourer

This autumn will mark 200 years since Charles Dickens, as a twelve year old boy was forced to leave school and do something that he never spoke of, although it laid the foundations for much of his writings as an adult.

Aug
25
2023
The London Museum wants your old signs
The London Museum wants your old signs

The London Museum wants your old signs

When it opens in 2026, the new London Museum wants to have a space filled with old London signs and is now asking the public for donations.

Aug
23
2023
Watford Museum will be closing in October for two years
Watford Museum will be closing in October for two years

Watford Museum will be closing in October for two years

Watford Museum will be closing in October for a couple of years as it prepares to move to a new home, as the current building is considered unsuitable to house its growing local history collection.

Aug
16
2023
London could be about to get a new museum of modern art at Marble Arch
London could be about to get a new museum of modern art at Marble Arch

London could be about to get a new museum of modern art at Marble Arch

A new museum could be opening in Marble Arch, as the Amsterdam based Moco Museum (Modern Contemporary Museum) has taken a lease on three floors of an Oxford Street building.

Aug
07
2023
Will Gompertz to take over as Director of the Sir John Soane’s Museum
Will Gompertz to take over as Director of the Sir John Soane’s Museum

Will Gompertz to take over as Director of the Sir John Soane’s Museum

Will Gompertz, who is currently Artistic Director at the Barbican and was for many years, the BBC’s Arts Editor has been named as the new director of the Sir John Soane’s Museum.

Aug
04
2023
Peppa Pig comes to the Natural History Museum
Peppa Pig comes to the Natural History Museum

Peppa Pig comes to the Natural History Museum

The museum of natural history has added a pink anthropomorphic pig to their collection -- turning one of the Museum’s shops into a playroom of Peppa Pig discovery.

Aug
04
2023
Horniman Museum awarded £5.7 million towards major redevelopment project
Horniman Museum awarded £5.7 million towards major redevelopment project

Horniman Museum awarded £5.7 million towards major redevelopment project

South London's Horniman Museum has been awarded £5.7 million towards the cost of a significant redevelopment they are planning. The National Lottery Heritage Fund has provided the funding.

Jul
28
2023
Immerse yourself in gaming history as the Science Museum opens a games arcade
Immerse yourself in gaming history as the Science Museum opens a games arcade

Immerse yourself in gaming history as the Science Museum opens a games arcade

A large basement space in the Science Museum now echoes to the sounds of Space Invaders and Mario Kart as the whole space has been filled with arcade and computer games.

Jul
27
2023
Dulwich Picture Gallery expanding with new building and gardens
Dulwich Picture Gallery expanding with new building and gardens

Dulwich Picture Gallery expanding with new building and gardens

South London's Dulwich Picture Gallery is to get a bit larger after it secured planning permission for a new building and to open up a closed field next to the site.

Jul
19
2023
The Natural History Museum unveils a new logo and typeface
The Natural History Museum unveils a new logo and typeface

The Natural History Museum unveils a new logo and typeface

The Natural History Museum has decided to commission a new logo that it will be using in the years up to its 150th anniversary in 2031.

Jul
19
2023
Princess Diana’s dress to go on display next to Dot Cotton’s overcoat
Princess Diana’s dress to go on display next to Dot Cotton’s overcoat

Princess Diana’s dress to go on display next to Dot Cotton’s overcoat

A red coat worn by Princess Diana will go on display for the first time in over a decade, and will sit alongside Dot Cotton's tweed coat.

Jul
12
2023
The Jewish Museum will close its doors permanently on 30th July
The Jewish Museum will close its doors permanently on 30th July

The Jewish Museum will close its doors permanently on 30th July

You have just seven days left when you can visit the Jewish Museum in Camden before it's forced to close its doors and sell off the building.

Jul
10
2023
Forgotten Gainsborough painting discovered in Greenwich after decades in storage; Restoration needed to put it on display
Forgotten Gainsborough painting discovered in Greenwich after decades in storage; Restoration needed to put it on display

Forgotten Gainsborough painting discovered in Greenwich after decades in storage; Restoration needed to put it on display

A hitherto unknown painting by Thomas Gainsborough has been discovered in Greenwich, after spending decades in storage after it was donated to the National Maritime Museum in 1960.

Jul
10
2023
The Ragged School Museum has reopened
The Ragged School Museum has reopened

The Ragged School Museum has reopened

An East London museum that tells the story of education for the poor has reopened following the dual impact of covid and refurbishment works.

Jul
04
2023
Wellcome Collection considering moving from Euston
Wellcome Collection considering moving from Euston

Wellcome Collection considering moving from Euston

The large Wellcome Collection in Euston may need to move to a new location, as it investigates the cost of upgrading their current building to become climate neutral.

Jul
03
2023
Sir David Attenborough unveils a message about the future of the natural world at the Natural History Museum
Sir David Attenborough unveils a message about the future of the natural world at the Natural History Museum

Sir David Attenborough unveils a message about the future of the natural world at the Natural History Museum

Sir David Attenborough visited the Natural History Museum in London to unveil a message as part of the Museum’s Urban Nature Project, currently underway to transform the Museum’s five-acre gardens into a hub for urban nature and biodiversity.

Jun
30
2023
Former V&A Museum of Childhood reopens as Young V&A, focused on learning and play
Former V&A Museum of Childhood reopens as Young V&A, focused on learning and play

Former V&A Museum of Childhood reopens as Young V&A, focused on learning and play

Having closed for longer than planned, the former V&A Museum of Childhood in East London is reopening this weekend with a changed focus on educating the young of today.

Jun
26
2023