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All the news from London’s museums

Museum homes for your Zoom backgrounds
Museum homes for your Zoom backgrounds

Museum homes for your Zoom backgrounds

The Museum of the Home is famous for its replica rooms from the Tudor times to the Millenium, and now you can use them as backgrounds for your video calls.

Jan
19
2022
London museum and galleries Christmas opening dates
London museum and galleries Christmas opening dates

London museum and galleries Christmas 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
17
2021
Brunel Museum gets approval to expand the museum
Brunel Museum gets approval to expand the museum

Brunel Museum gets approval to expand the museum

The Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe has been granted planning permission to expand the museum site with a new pavilion that will link its two existing buildings into one larger site.

Dec
08
2021
A Christmas makeover for the Charles Dickens Museum
A Christmas makeover for the Charles Dickens Museum

A Christmas makeover for the Charles Dickens Museum

The museum in London that is most closely associated with Christmas has decked its halls and rooms and put on a seasonal display.

Nov
26
2021
There’s a museum in James J Fox, London’s oldest cigar shop
There’s a museum in James J Fox, London’s oldest cigar shop

There’s a museum in James J Fox, London’s oldest cigar shop

There's a small shop in St James that's said to be the oldest cigar shop in the world, and it houses its own museum, that's also open to the public.

Nov
23
2021
V&A’s Fabergé exhibition is so much more than just eggs
V&A’s Fabergé exhibition is so much more than just eggs

V&A’s Fabergé exhibition is so much more than just eggs

This is a big exhibition about the smallest things -- a huge space given over to tiny jewels of almost infinite fame. Over 200 treasures all by the iconic jeweller, Fabergé.

Nov
18
2021
Peru comes to the British Museum in eye opening new exhibition
Peru comes to the British Museum in eye opening new exhibition

Peru comes to the British Museum in eye opening new exhibition

If your idea of ancient Peru is all death cults, mountainous Incan cities, and that curious era where seemingly every UK high street had Peruvian pan-pipe players at weekends, then the British Museum is about to change your mind radically.

Nov
16
2021
Give the gift of Museum Membership at Christmas
Give the gift of Museum Membership at Christmas

Give the gift of Museum Membership at Christmas

If you want to give something this Christmas that your recipient can use all year round, rather than socks and fragrances… give them a membership pack for a museum they like to visit.

Nov
10
2021
A rare black diamond is displayed at the Natural History Museum
A rare black diamond is displayed at the Natural History Museum

A rare black diamond is displayed at the Natural History Museum

A large naturally black diamond has gone on display in the Natural History Museum's minerals vault after being loaned to the museum for a year.

Nov
08
2021
Vincent Van Gogh’s London home opens to the public
Vincent Van Gogh’s London home opens to the public

Vincent Van Gogh’s London home opens to the public

A small side road in Stockwell is the unlikely spot for an artistic great, the home, for a while of Vincent Van Gogh.

Nov
04
2021
The Fan Museum is reopening next week
The Fan Museum is reopening next week

The Fan Museum is reopening next week

One of London's smaller and quirkier museums is reopening next week following a lengthy pandemic closure.

Nov
02
2021
A day trip to – The Gatwick Aviation Museum
A day trip to – The Gatwick Aviation Museum

A day trip to – The Gatwick Aviation Museum

On the far side of Gatwick Airport is a museum, partly about the airport, but mainly about the military side of aviation.

Aug
31
2021
East London’s new military museum – RAF Hornchurch
East London’s new military museum – RAF Hornchurch

East London’s new military museum – RAF Hornchurch

A new museum opened a few months ago in East London telling the history of a major RAF airfield that helped defend London during WW2 - RAF Hornchurch.

Aug
19
2021
The Clash’s broken guitar going on display at the Museum of London
The Clash’s broken guitar going on display at the Museum of London

The Clash’s broken guitar going on display at the Museum of London

The Clash's third album, London Calling, famously features bassist, Paul Simonon breaking his guitar on stage, and that same broken guitar is going on permanent display at the Museum of London from 23 July 2021.

Jul
07
2021
Museums granted £60 million for upgrades and improvements
Museums granted £60 million for upgrades and improvements

Museums granted £60 million for upgrades and improvements

Twenty large museums and organisations have been granted a total of £60 million by the government to support projects and maintenance delayed by the pandemic

Jul
03
2021
The Museum of the Home – twice as big, twice as good
The Museum of the Home – twice as big, twice as good

The Museum of the Home – twice as big, twice as good

Three years after the much-loved Geffrye Museum closed to have a radical makeover, having more than doubled in size, the renamed Museum of the Home has reopened at last.

Jun
15
2021
London Zoo’s NHS sign is to be preserved by the Museum of London
London Zoo’s NHS sign is to be preserved by the Museum of London

London Zoo’s NHS sign is to be preserved by the Museum of London

A large NHS sign installed in London Zoo's Giraffe House during the pandemic has been acquired by the Museum of London as part of its ongoing Collecting COVID initiative.

Jun
01
2021
London’s newest museum opens its cells – the Bow Street Police Museum
London’s newest museum opens its cells – the Bow Street Police Museum

London’s newest museum opens its cells – the Bow Street Police Museum

London has gained a new museum, and it tells the story of the Bow Street Police -- probably the most famous police station in the city.

May
31
2021
Stephen Hawking’s office coming to the Science Museum
Stephen Hawking’s office coming to the Science Museum

Stephen Hawking’s office coming to the Science Museum

The contents of Professor Stephen Hawking’s office when he worked in Cambridge are to go on display at the Science Museum.

May
27
2021
London museums and galleries open for the May spring bank holiday
London museums and galleries open for the May spring bank holiday

London museums and galleries open for the May spring bank holiday

Now that museums and galleries can reopen to the public again, which ones will also be open on the coming Bank Holiday Monday (31st May 2021)?

May
20
2021
The Museum of the Home is reopening after refurbishment
The Museum of the Home is reopening after refurbishment

The Museum of the Home is reopening after refurbishment

The former Geffrye Museum which closed in January 2018 for a refurbishment has confirmed its reopening date as the new Museum of the Home.

May
12
2021
A moody makeover for the V&A’s Raphael Court
A moody makeover for the V&A’s Raphael Court

A moody makeover for the V&A’s Raphael Court

A large gallery in the V&A museum has been given a major refurbishment and swept away pale grey walls for a richer darker look that really brings out the artwork on the walls.

May
06
2021
Jack the Ripper museum up for sale
Jack the Ripper museum up for sale

Jack the Ripper museum up for sale

The controversial Jack the Ripper Museum in East London is up for sale, with the building and contents on offer.

Apr
30
2021
Florence Nightingale Museum to partially reopen from June
Florence Nightingale Museum to partially reopen from June

Florence Nightingale Museum to partially reopen from June

Threatened with permanent closure, the Florence Nightingale Museum has secured enough support to be able to reopen, but only once a month

Apr
29
2021