Twitter, a place where people chat about their latest cup of coffee (guilty!) or hang on the latest comment from tabloid celeb X (not guilty!), also has a more worthy side to it. Quite a few museums have leapt onto the Twitter bandwagon and use it as a good way of communicating either news about what they are up to, or just random chatter that is relevant to their topic.
For example, the Natural History Museum has a “species of the day” series going on at the moment, along with general natural history chatter – or there is the Imperial War Museum who regularly mention “this day in history” type events from previous wars.
A group have therefore declared that today (1st Feb) is Follow a Museum Day, and Twitter users are exhorted to click the necessary and keep informed with what museums are up to.
I naturally follow about every museum in London I can find, mainly for the purposes of maintaining the events list, but also as some of them are genuinely quite interesting.
For your convenience, you can follow all of the London museums with a single click by subscribing to a list I maintain – @IanVisits/London-Museums.
Alternatively, the full list I follow is below – there is also a list over at the Follow a Museum Day website.
|London Museums on Twitter|
Barbican Centre | London
Ben Franklin House | 36 Craven St London
Kelsey Griffin | Bletchley, UK
The British Library | London NW1 2DB
British Museum | London
Design Museum | London
Dickens Museum | 48 Doughty Street, London
Dulwich Gallery | Gallery Road, Dulwich, London
Wellcome Collection | London, UK
Horniman Museum | Forest Hill, London SE23
The ICA | The Mall, London
Imperial War Museum | London, Duxford, Manchester
London Film Museum | County Hall, London
L T Museum | London
Museum of Childhood | Bethnal Green, London
Museum of London | London, UK
Museum of Everything | London
NaturalHistoryMuseum | South Kensington, London
BPMA | London, Essex and Shropshire
Ragged School Museum | London E3
RAF Museum | North London + Shropshire
Science Museum | Exhibition Road, London
London, Liverpool and St Ives
V&A | London
Wallace Collection | Central London