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Two exhibitions look at the legacy of Shakespeare’s First Folio
Two exhibitions look at the legacy of Shakespeare’s First Folio

Two exhibitions look at the legacy of Shakespeare’s First Folio

This year marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's First Folio, without which it's likely that most of his plays would have been lost, and there are two exhibitions to mark the anniversary.

Oct
12
2023
Sir Thomas Gresham: Tudor, Trader, Shipper, Spy
Sir Thomas Gresham: Tudor, Trader, Shipper, Spy

Sir Thomas Gresham: Tudor, Trader, Shipper, Spy

A man who can serve four Tudor monarchs without losing his head, while becoming fantastically rich at the same time is bound to be an enigmatic figure.

Jul
04
2019
New exhibition shows off the golden age of sea travel
New exhibition shows off the golden age of sea travel

New exhibition shows off the golden age of sea travel

A tantalizing preview of a huge collection of ocean liner documents has gone on display in the Guildhall Library in the City of London.

Feb
14
2019
Exhibition – 450th anniversary of the Tylers and Bricklayers
Exhibition – 450th anniversary of the Tylers and Bricklayers

Exhibition – 450th anniversary of the Tylers and Bricklayers

This year marks the 450th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth I granted a monopoly to the Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers to control the market in London.

Jul
14
2018
Under the Microscope – science as art
Under the Microscope – science as art

Under the Microscope – science as art

A notable scientist has been remembered in an exhibition that is half artwork and half science display.

Apr
04
2018
A library hosts an exhibition about Stationers
A library hosts an exhibition about Stationers

A library hosts an exhibition about Stationers

For around 500 years, a worshipful company controlled the printing industry within the City of London, and an exhibition has opened showing off some of their heritage.

Aug
04
2017
Feeding London: our Forgotten Market Gardens
Feeding London: our Forgotten Market Gardens

Feeding London: our Forgotten Market Gardens

An exhibition at the Guildhall Library is currently highlighting a moderately short-lived period of London's history, the history of commercial market gardening.

May
22
2016
Glass and tapestry from the Worshipful Company of Glaziers
Glass and tapestry from the Worshipful Company of Glaziers

Glass and tapestry from the Worshipful Company of Glaziers

If you have a collection of glass cases to put objects in, then it makes sense if those objects are occasionally supplied by glass workers.

Mar
07
2016
The year a quarter of London’s population died
The year a quarter of London’s population died

The year a quarter of London’s population died

The year of our Lord, 1665, and God's wrath smote the City of London laying waste to a quarter of its population for their sinful deeds.

Jul
18
2015
Crecy, Poitiers, Agincourt, Guildhall Library!
Crecy, Poitiers, Agincourt, Guildhall Library!

Crecy, Poitiers, Agincourt, Guildhall Library!

If you head over to the City of London's library next to the Guildhall, there you will find a small display detailing some of the history of one of the City's livery guilds - which sports the motto: Crecy, Poitiers, Agincourt.

Mar
15
2013