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Museums - Archive Articles

All the news from London’s museums

Museum of London reopening with extended exhibitions
Museum of London reopening with extended exhibitions

Museum of London reopening with extended exhibitions

The two Museums, of London, and of London Docklands have both confirmed they will reopen from 19th May, and are extending exhibitions that were to have closed during the lockdown.

Apr
28
2021
Nero is coming to the British Museum
Nero is coming to the British Museum

Nero is coming to the British Museum

An exhibition about one of the most notorious, and misunderstood Roman Emperors is coming to London next month.

Apr
27
2021
Charles Dickens Museum reopening with extended exhibition
Charles Dickens Museum reopening with extended exhibition

Charles Dickens Museum reopening with extended exhibition

Charles Dickens family home, now a museum, has confirmed that it will be reopening on 19th May, and its Technicolour Dickens exhibition has been extended for an extra month.

Apr
15
2021
Tickets to visit the V&A museum now available
Tickets to visit the V&A museum now available

Tickets to visit the V&A museum now available

Following a year of stop-start closures, the V&A Museum says that it will reopen its doors to visitors on Wednesday 19th May 2021.

Apr
14
2021
Campaign to save Pollock’s Toy Museum.
Campaign to save Pollock’s Toy Museum.

Campaign to save Pollock’s Toy Museum.

Pollock's Toy Museum, a delightfully ramshackle old museum in central London is being threatened with closure due to the pandemic and is crowdfunding to keep the building open.

Feb
11
2021
British Museum’s Becket exhibition will include entire stained glass window from Canterbury Cathedral
British Museum’s Becket exhibition will include entire stained glass window from Canterbury Cathedral

British Museum’s Becket exhibition will include entire stained glass window from Canterbury Cathedral

For the first time since it was made 800 years ago, an entire stained glass window dedicated to Thomas Becket will leave Canterbury Cathedral to go on display in the British Museum.

Jan
26
2021
Over 700,000 paintings from the Rijksmuseum online copyright free
Over 700,000 paintings from the Rijksmuseum online copyright free

Over 700,000 paintings from the Rijksmuseum online copyright free

Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum has put over 700,000 digitised copies of its huge art collection online, and is making them available to reuse as public domain

Jan
21
2021
See things never seen before at the Science Museum
See things never seen before at the Science Museum

See things never seen before at the Science Museum

Would you like to see something that no one (outside the Museum) has ever seen before?

Jan
19
2021
Florence Nightingale Museum forced to close to visitors
Florence Nightingale Museum forced to close to visitors

Florence Nightingale Museum forced to close to visitors

The year that has seen people more dependent on nurses and healthcare than ever before is likely to see the closure of the museum dedicated to the nursing pioneer, Florence Nightingale.

Jan
04
2021
The Natural History Museum to be in a TV show next week
The Natural History Museum to be in a TV show next week

The Natural History Museum to be in a TV show next week

A note to look out for a behind-the-scenes style documentary series featuring London's own Natural History Museum.

Dec
31
2020
Bow Street prison cells to become London’s newest museum
Bow Street prison cells to become London’s newest museum

Bow Street prison cells to become London’s newest museum

In 1881, a police station and courthouse opened in Covent Garden, and in 2021, it will reopen as a museum of policing history.

Dec
18
2020
The Science Museum’s new laser powered IMAX cinema
The Science Museum’s new laser powered IMAX cinema

The Science Museum’s new laser powered IMAX cinema

Some 20 years after the Science Museum opened its IMAX cinema, they've revamped it with the newest in projector technology.

Dec
17
2020

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
15
2020
20th anniversary of the British Museum’s Great Court
20th anniversary of the British Museum’s Great Court

20th anniversary of the British Museum’s Great Court

For the British Museum, the relaxation of the lockdown has come just in the nick of time, for this weekend also marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Great Court.

Nov
30
2020
Christmas gifts of free entry to exhibitions
Christmas gifts of free entry to exhibitions

Christmas gifts of free entry to exhibitions

If you know someone who loves a museum, why not offer them the gift of free entry to its exhibitions, special offers, and even access to a private members room?

Nov
25
2020
Christmas gifts from London’s museums and galleries
Christmas gifts from London’s museums and galleries

Christmas gifts from London’s museums and galleries

It's time for Christmas shopping again, and what could be better than something from a favourite museum or gallery?

Nov
18
2020
Exhibition – London Transport at War
Exhibition – London Transport at War

Exhibition – London Transport at War

How London managed to keep its public transport networks running during wartime is the topic of a new permanent exhibition at the London Transport Museum.

Nov
04
2020
Invite Florence Nightingale to your office Zoom meeting
Invite Florence Nightingale to your office Zoom meeting

Invite Florence Nightingale to your office Zoom meeting

The Florence Nightingale museum in South London is now able to teleport the famous nurse into your next Zoom meeting.

Nov
02
2020
Ten London venues get £22 million in funding
Ten London venues get £22 million in funding

Ten London venues get £22 million in funding

Ten venues across London have received £22.3 million in government funding, as part of a wider £75 million funding package for the cultural sector.

Oct
24
2020
Dr Johnson’s House reopens next month
Dr Johnson’s House reopens next month

Dr Johnson’s House reopens next month

Dr Johnson's House, a small house museum in the City of London has confirmed that it will be reopening on Friday 6th November.

Oct
15
2020
Tickets Alert: Nightime photography at the RAF Museum
Tickets Alert: Nightime photography at the RAF Museum

Tickets Alert: Nightime photography at the RAF Museum

For one evening the RAF Museum will be opening up for a dedicated evening designed to make taking photographs of its aircraft as good as possible.

Oct
14
2020
Visit – Hogarth’s House
Visit – Hogarth’s House

Visit – Hogarth’s House

Nearly demolished to make space for the M4, Hogarth's House is an easy to overlook little museum in London.

Oct
07
2020
Charles Dickens Museum selling limited edition postcards
Charles Dickens Museum selling limited edition postcards

Charles Dickens Museum selling limited edition postcards

Social distancing signs might not seem the sort of thing people might want to collect, but when done well, they become artforms in their own right.

Oct
02
2020
How to get free entry to museum exhibitions
How to get free entry to museum exhibitions

How to get free entry to museum exhibitions

How would you like to get free entry to museum exhibitions, early booking on tickets, and even private member rooms across London -- all possible by joining a museum membership scheme.

Sep
16
2020