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Museums - Archive Articles

All the news from London’s museums

Pay a visit to Charles Darwin’s home at Down House
Pay a visit to Charles Darwin’s home at Down House

Pay a visit to Charles Darwin’s home at Down House

In 1842, Charles Darwin and his family moved to a large house on what is today the edges of Greater London, and today it's a museum to his legacy that's open to the public.

Mar
23
2023
Museums and galleries visitors still down by a quarter on pre-pandemic levels
Museums and galleries visitors still down by a quarter on pre-pandemic levels

Museums and galleries visitors still down by a quarter on pre-pandemic levels

Museums and galleries are recovering from the pandemic, with visitor numbers jumping last year, but still down by nearly a quarter on pre-pandemic numbers.

Mar
17
2023
Museum of London starts packing after its closure
Museum of London starts packing after its closure

Museum of London starts packing after its closure

Since it closed a few months ago, the Museum of London has been preparing to pack its huge collection for the move to its new home, and the first item has now gone into the packing case.

Mar
08
2023
More dates announced to walk through the Mail Rail tunnels
More dates announced to walk through the Mail Rail tunnels

More dates announced to walk through the Mail Rail tunnels

The Postal Museum has announced fresh dates for the chance to walk through the tunnels under Mount Pleasent where the Mail Rail used to carry the post.

Mar
06
2023
Revamped Museum of Childhood reopens as Young V&A in July
Revamped Museum of Childhood reopens as Young V&A in July

Revamped Museum of Childhood reopens as Young V&A in July

The former V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green has confirmed its opening date following a £13 million redevelopment and will reopen as Young V&A.

Mar
01
2023
Tickets Alert: Open weekend at the London Transport Museum’s overflow depot
Tickets Alert: Open weekend at the London Transport Museum’s overflow depot

Tickets Alert: Open weekend at the London Transport Museum’s overflow depot

Like most museums, the London Transport Museum can't put everything it owns on display, so keeps a lot in storage, and a few times a year, that store is opened to the public.

Feb
28
2023
David Bowie’s archive donated to the V&A Museum
David Bowie’s archive donated to the V&A Museum

David Bowie’s archive donated to the V&A Museum

David Bowie's archive of more than 80,000 items has been donated to the V&A Museum so that it can be conserved and go on display to the public.

Feb
23
2023
A new museum for the City of London
A new museum for the City of London

A new museum for the City of London

A property development is offering a new permanent home for the Migration Museum, currently based in Lewisham, with three floors including exhibition and event space, a cafe and shop.

Feb
21
2023
Tickets Alert: Tours of the British Museum’s round reading room
Tickets Alert: Tours of the British Museum’s round reading room

Tickets Alert: Tours of the British Museum’s round reading room

Sitting in the centre of the British Museum is a huge Round Reading Room, with a massive dome, and although long closed to the public, the museum has started offering tours.

Feb
08
2023
Campaign seeks to return Florence Nightingale’s customised wheelchair to the UK
Campaign seeks to return Florence Nightingale’s customised wheelchair to the UK

Campaign seeks to return Florence Nightingale’s customised wheelchair to the UK

Florence Nightingale's specially customised wheelchair, which has been in a US university for over a century, could go on display in London's Florence Nightingale Museum, if the museum can raise the money to acquire it.

Feb
06
2023
Tate Modern loses privacy court case from neighbouring flat owners
Tate Modern loses privacy court case from neighbouring flat owners

Tate Modern loses privacy court case from neighbouring flat owners

Flat owners in the Neo Bankside development next to Tate Modern have won an appeal that could see the gallery having to close or redesign a public walkway around its extension building.

Feb
01
2023
More tours of disused and hidden parts of the London Underground
More tours of disused and hidden parts of the London Underground

More tours of disused and hidden parts of the London Underground

More tickets have been released for the London Transport Museum’s tours of the private and disused parts of the London Underground.

Jan
31
2023
Museum of London asks the public to donate their London fashions
Museum of London asks the public to donate their London fashions

Museum of London asks the public to donate their London fashions

The Museum of London Docklands is planning an exhibition later this year on London's Jewish fashion designers and is looking for people to contribute items for display.

Jan
25
2023
Visit the curious Amersham Fair Organ Museum
Visit the curious Amersham Fair Organ Museum

Visit the curious Amersham Fair Organ Museum

If you wander into a small industrial estate on the right day, you'll hear the distinctive sound of the funfair coming out of a building -- this is the Amersham Fair Organ museum and it's open just once a month.

Jan
25
2023
Handel & Hendrix museum confirms its reopening date
Handel & Hendrix museum confirms its reopening date

Handel & Hendrix museum confirms its reopening date

The Handel & Hendrix museum in central London, which has been closed since September 2021 for refurbishment, has confirmed that it will reopen on Thursday 18th May 2023.

Jan
24
2023
Pollock’s Toy Museum forced to close
Pollock’s Toy Museum forced to close

Pollock’s Toy Museum forced to close

Central London's wonderfully quirky toy museum has been forced to close after it was unable to secure a new lease with the landlords.

Jan
18
2023
London’s Hunterian Museum is to reopen in March
London’s Hunterian Museum is to reopen in March

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.

Jan
11
2023
See the British Museum’s own Crystal Skull
See the British Museum’s own Crystal Skull

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.

Jan
10
2023
V&A Museum doubling the size of its Photography Galleries
V&A Museum doubling the size of its Photography Galleries

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.

Jan
04
2023
National Portrait Gallery confirms it will reopen in June 2023
National Portrait Gallery confirms it will reopen in June 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.

Dec
15
2022
London’s museum & galleries Christmas 2022 opening dates
London’s museum & galleries Christmas 2022 opening dates

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.

Dec
08
2022
One week left to visit the Museum of London
One week left to visit the Museum of London

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.

Nov
26
2022
Charles Dickens Museum gets dressed for Christmas
Charles Dickens Museum gets dressed for Christmas

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.

Nov
25
2022
Tickets Alert: The Fan Museum lit by candles
Tickets Alert: The Fan Museum lit by candles

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.

Nov
23
2022