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

A new riverside bar and café for the Tate Modern
A new riverside bar and café for the Tate Modern

A new riverside bar and café for the Tate Modern

Next week, Tate Modern will open a new all-day café and bar, opening onto an outdoor summer terrace, and for the first time, the corner cafe, appropriately named Corner, will offer visitors a place for an evening drink on the riverside at Tate Modern.

Jun
25
2023
British Sci-Fi TV exhibition coming to London
British Sci-Fi TV exhibition coming to London

British Sci-Fi TV exhibition coming to London

The Gunnersbury Park Museum in west London is planning an exhibition of the best of British science fiction television and put out a call to help stage the show.

Jun
20
2023
Florence Nightingale’s customized wheelchair returned to the UK after fundraising campaign
Florence Nightingale’s customized wheelchair returned to the UK after fundraising campaign

Florence Nightingale’s customized wheelchair returned to the UK after fundraising campaign

Florence Nightingale's customised wheelchair is going on display in the UK for the first time, as part of a new permanent display at the Florence Nightingale Museum.

Jun
12
2023
London’s Jewish Museum to close and sell building amid pandemic losses
London’s Jewish Museum to close and sell building amid pandemic losses

London’s Jewish Museum to close and sell building amid pandemic losses

The Jewish Museum has announced that it will be closing at the end of July as it looks to sell the building and move to another site as losses caused by the pandemic and lower returning visitor numbers hit its income.

Jun
02
2023
Foundling Museum given until September to secure its long term future 
Foundling Museum given until September to secure its long term future 

Foundling Museum given until September to secure its long term future 

The Foundling Museum in central London has been given until September to secure its long term future as launches a fundraising appeal.

May
30
2023
Step inside Sir John Soane museum’s hidden “drawing room”
Step inside Sir John Soane museum’s hidden “drawing room”

Step inside Sir John Soane museum’s hidden “drawing room”

A room inside the Sir John Soane museum that's never been open to the public is now open twice a week, and it's quite a remarkable space, even for this already remarkable museum.

May
26
2023
V&A opens the UK’s largest permanent photography gallery
V&A opens the UK’s largest permanent photography gallery

V&A opens the UK’s largest permanent photography gallery

The UK's largest permanent photography display has been completed inside the V&A Museum in the last stage of several expansions over the past few years.

May
25
2023
A restored museum of Handel and Hendrix has reopened
A restored museum of Handel and Hendrix has reopened

A restored museum of Handel and Hendrix has reopened

Some 18 months after it closed for refurbishment, what has to be one of the oddest accidental museums anywhere has reopened to the public.

May
25
2023
Shortlist announced for the 2023 Art Fund Museum of the Year
Shortlist announced for the 2023 Art Fund Museum of the Year

Shortlist announced for the 2023 Art Fund Museum of the Year

Art Fund, the UK’s national charity for art, has announced the shortlist of the five museums selected as finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2023, the world’s largest museum prize.

May
22
2023
British Museum’s richly decorated look at China’s final century of imperial rule
British Museum’s richly decorated look at China’s final century of imperial rule

British Museum’s richly decorated look at China’s final century of imperial rule

A huge map of the known world at the time opens an exhibition about China's "hidden century", but unlike any map you might have seen before as it shows country size by their importance, so China dominates and Europe is a small insignificant blob in the far corner.

May
18
2023
National Portrait Gallery invites participants across the UK to get into ‘Portrait Mode’ as it launches summer celebration of portraiture
National Portrait Gallery invites participants across the UK to get into ‘Portrait Mode’ as it launches summer celebration of portraiture

National Portrait Gallery invites participants across the UK to get into ‘Portrait Mode’ as it launches summer celebration of portraiture

The National Portrait Gallery has announced a summer celebration of portraiture in anticipation of its reopening on 22 June 2023.

May
14
2023
Alexander Fleming Museum scraps its admission charges
Alexander Fleming Museum scraps its admission charges

Alexander Fleming Museum scraps its admission charges

The museum dedicated to the man who accidentally discovered penicillin has become a free museum after it scrapped the entry charges to visit.

May
12
2023
The Hunterian Museum is back and better than ever
The Hunterian Museum is back and better than ever

The Hunterian Museum is back and better than ever

After a long closure for rebuilding works, the Hunterian Museum of medical anatomy is reopening, and their redisplay is an eye-popping triumph.

May
11
2023
Sir John Soane “Drawing Office” opening to the public for the first time ever
Sir John Soane “Drawing Office” opening to the public for the first time ever

Sir John Soane “Drawing Office” opening to the public for the first time ever

High up inside the Sir John Soane's Museum is a room that has never been seen by the public, until now that is.

May
11
2023
London’s newest museum shows off a huge slice of Roman wall
London’s newest museum shows off a huge slice of Roman wall

London’s newest museum shows off a huge slice of Roman wall

London has gained a new museum that shows off a large, and until now, largely hidden section of Roman wall, and the history of the local area where it was found.

May
11
2023
Vintage computer games returns to the Science Museum
Vintage computer games returns to the Science Museum

Vintage computer games returns to the Science Museum

After several years of being an occasional event, Power Up, the Science Museum’s festival of vintage gaming is returning, as a permanent feature of the museum.

May
09
2023
Tickets Alert: Out of hours Titanosaur tours at the Natural History Museum
Tickets Alert: Out of hours Titanosaur tours at the Natural History Museum

Tickets Alert: Out of hours Titanosaur tours at the Natural History Museum

If you want to get up close and personal with the largest dinosaur on display but prefer to avoid the crowds, then the Natural History Museum is offering early morning visits.

Apr
27
2023
London is getting a new Museum — of Shakespeare
London is getting a new Museum — of Shakespeare

London is getting a new Museum — of Shakespeare

The site of what was probably William Shakespeare's first theatre will open as a new museum dedicated to the playwright and the theatre.

Apr
19
2023
London’s Hunterian Museum reopens next month
London’s Hunterian Museum reopens next month

London’s Hunterian Museum reopens next month

Closed for the past six years, one of London's more interesting museums will reopen in May as a free to visit medical museum.

Apr
13
2023
British Museum now offering free membership for young people
British Museum now offering free membership for young people

British Museum now offering free membership for young people

The British Museum has scrapped the £30 per year charge for people who join its young membership scheme, in a move that's likely to boost membership of potential long term supporters long into the future.

Apr
07
2023
The Museum of Neoliberalism
The Museum of Neoliberalism

The Museum of Neoliberalism

There's a museum in south London that looks at economic policies and will either leave you nodding in fierce agreement or shaking your head at the naivety of the creator.

Apr
06
2023
Old Operating Theatre museum reopening with free open day
Old Operating Theatre museum reopening with free open day

Old Operating Theatre museum reopening with free open day

Above an old church next to London Bridge station is an old operating theatre, which is now a museum, and will reopen next month following restoration work.

Mar
30
2023
A huge Titanosaur goes on display this weekend
A huge Titanosaur goes on display this weekend

A huge Titanosaur goes on display this weekend

A dinosaur that’s four times heavier than Dippy the Diplodocus is going on display at the Natural History Museum this weekend, filling one of the museum's larger galleries.

Mar
29
2023
A visit to the refurbished RAF Biggin Hill Museum & Chapel
A visit to the refurbished RAF Biggin Hill Museum & Chapel

A visit to the refurbished RAF Biggin Hill Museum & Chapel

Sitting next to Biggin Hill Aiport in southeast London is a newish museum that's recently been refurbished to tell the story of how it was one of London's lines of defence during WWII.

Mar
28
2023