London’s Hunterian Museum is to reopen in March
Good news, as London's Hunterian Museum, named after the 18th-century surgeon and anatomist, John Hunter, has confirmed that it will reopen in March 2023 following a five-year redevelopment.
See the British Museum’s own Crystal Skull
Prompted by the annual Indiana Jones movie repeats on Channel 4 the other day, I was reminded that the British Museum owns a Crystal Skull, and it's on display.
V&A Museum doubling the size of its Photography Galleries
The V&A Museum is doubling the size of its Photography Centre and has confirmed that the new galleries will open on 25th May 2023.
National Portrait Gallery confirms it will reopen in June 2023
After three years of closure for rebuilding works, the National Portrait Gallery has confirmed that it will reopen its doors on 22 June 2023, following the most significant redevelopment in its history.
London’s museum & galleries Christmas 2022 opening dates
Lots of museums are open over the Christmas period, but often with opening hours as erratic as Aunt Norra on her 3rd sherry of the day – so here is a list of known opening hours.
One week left to visit the Museum of London
In just 7 days time, the Museum of London will close the doors of its current home for the final time as it prepares to move to its new home in Smithfield.
Charles Dickens Museum gets dressed for Christmas
The home of the writer often described as the man who invented the modern Christmas has been given a Christmas makeover for the festive season.
Tickets Alert: The Fan Museum lit by candles
The Fan Museum, a museum that you've probably not visited is having a series of festive evenings where the whole museum will be lit by candlelight.
Give the gift of Museum Membership this Christmas
If you want to give something this Christmas that your recipient can use all year round, rather than socks and fragrances… give them membership of a museum they love.
More tours of disused parts of the London Underground
London Transport Museum’s new season of Hidden London tours is now on sale, offering access to parts of the Underground usually off limits to the public.
Just one month left until the Museum of London closes
You have just one month left to visit the Museum of London before it closes for a few years as part of its planned move to a new building.
Central London’s free museum mile
In central London is a cluster of free museums all within a short walk of each other that offer an eclectic day out, and leaves you wondering how you never visited them before.
A special tube map is on display in the V&A Museum
A specially modified tube map that was released last year has been added to the V&A Museum's collection and is on display at the moment in the museum's rapid acquisition gallery.
Free entry to the Old Operating Theatre on its 60th birthday
A date for your diaries, as the Old Operating Theatre close to London Bridge, will be marking the 60th anniversary of its opening to the public with a free entry day.
Last chance to visit the Wellcome Collection’s Medicine Man exhibition
For 15 years, a large exhibition space in the Wellcome Collection has told the story of the collection's founder, Henry Wellcome, but it will be closing later this year.
An ex-military base offers tours of the National Maritime Museum archive
A former RAF base in southeast London that's now a museum warehouse is starting to open up regularly for behind the scenes tours.
Postal delays nearly drove Charles Dickens from his home
Charles Dickens was once so annoyed by planned delays to his post, that he threatened to move house to a better area, newly published letters have revealed.
The Alexander Fleming Museum has reopened
A museum about the man who accidentally discovered penicillin and then did nothing about it can be found in Paddington, and it's just reopened after a long pandemic closure.
Museum of London raises £7 million towards its new Smithfield home
The Museum of London, which is preparing to move to a site in Smithfield says that it has raised £7 million towards the cost, bringing its close to its initial £40 million fundraising target.
Take a boat trip through a tunnel under Islington town centre
Unless you know the area, you might not realise that there's a long deep tunnel running under Islington and that a couple of times each month, the public can take a tour of it.
Cyberman to open the BBC’s centenary display at the Science Museum
An exhibition about the BBC in its centenary year opens at the Science Museum next week, with a 6ft tall 1988 Cyberman from Doctor Who highlighting the display.
Brunel Museum awarded £1.85 million for expansion plans
The Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe, which tells the story of the world's first underwater tunnel, has been awarded £1.85 million from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for an expansion project to tell more of the story of the Thames Tunnel.
London’s stuffed walrus museum wins top museum prize
The Horniman Museum in South London, home to a famously badly stuffed walrus has won the world's largest museum prize as the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2022.
Behind-the-scenes tours of the Museum of London in September
Ahead of its closure at the end of this year, the Museum of London is having a six-month countdown of events that will include tours behind the scenes of the current building.