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Lego, postboxes and 3d maps – 150 years of the Chartered Surveyor
Lego, postboxes and 3d maps – 150 years of the Chartered Surveyor

If you’ve ever seen people in hi-vis standing on street corners holding rulers and odd looking contraptions, then you’ve seen a surveyor, the people who measure things.

See a Georgian Miscellany of Medicine
See a Georgian Miscellany of Medicine

A dead cock fed on peppercorns, equal quantities of opium, saltpetre and liquorice, a tincture of mercury — are recommended treatments of Georgian London, and on display at the moment.

Army Museum shows off the secretive work of the Special Forces
Army Museum shows off the secretive work of the Special Forces

An unexpectedly topical exhibition has opened at the Army Museum that looks at the work of the special forces, the SAS, the SBS, and the three services that are even more secretive than that.

The last Crossrail exhibition opens at the Transport Museum
The last Crossrail exhibition opens at the Transport Museum

Crossrail’s final public exhibition before it transforms into a public railway has opened at the Transport Museum, showing off some of the engineering behind the tunnelling project.

Exhibition celebrates the discovery of blood circulation
Exhibition celebrates the discovery of blood circulation

Just under 400 years ago, a British physician was to overturn 1,500 years of thinking about how the human body worked, with considerable opposition from the venue now hosting an exhibition about him. William Harvey was a very well connected

Steampunk visions of London’s future
Steampunk visions of London’s future

A series of images are on display at the Museum of London, offering a futurist look at what a possible, or in at least one case, utterly impossible, future for London might look like.

Encounters with Ayurvedic Man at the Wellcome
Encounters with Ayurvedic Man at the Wellcome

A display of Asian medicine writings collected by the Wellcome Collection a century ago has gone on display for the first time.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. ROLL UP, ROLL UP the FATBERG is in town!
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. ROLL UP, ROLL UP the FATBERG is in town!

A lump of congealed human waste seems an unusual object for a museum, let alone one to cause so much… is excitement the correct word?

The golden age of the Ocean Liners comes to the V&A Museum
The golden age of the Ocean Liners comes to the V&A Museum

There was a brief period of time when luxury ruled the waves, if you had the money to afford it, when interior design was deco and dresses were short.

Southwark’s Roman sarcophagus to go on display
Southwark’s Roman sarcophagus to go on display

Last year, a rare discovery was made in Southwark, of a Roman sarcophagus — and later this year it is to go on public display as part of a new exhibition.

What is a family — when visiting a museum?
What is a family — when visiting a museum?

Some families are made up of two children and two adults, but many are not. But which London venues that charge entry have adapted to the modern family size?

See the superheroes who built London
See the superheroes who built London

Joseph Bazalgette as Captain Sanitation! Thomas Telford as Colossus! Andy Mitchell as Infrastructo! They’re the superheroes who built, and are still building London.

Find the Museum at Pooh Corner
Find the Museum at Pooh Corner

A corner of central London is now a 100 acre wood and children’s fantasy, overflowing with honey and a small bridge over a stream filling with small twigs.

Hidden in plain sight – an exhibition celebrating nursing diversity
Hidden in plain sight – an exhibition celebrating nursing diversity

There’s a nice little exhibition on at the moment that records the diverse history of diversity within the nursing profession.

Hear 140 years of Recorded Sound at the British Library
Hear 140 years of Recorded Sound at the British Library

The British Library is not just a space for silent contemplation of worthy tomes, it’s also a huge collection of audio recordings, and some are now on “display”.

70 years of celebrating concrete
70 years of celebrating concrete

A magazine starting publishing in 1947, and it’s still going strong today, so there’s an exhibition about its namesake – concrete.

See ordinary animals as never seen before
See ordinary animals as never seen before

There’s a display of ordinary animals, mundane animals, commonplace animals, and you’ll want to visit to see them, for they are in an unusual home.

Jeremy Bentham’s mummified head goes on public display
Jeremy Bentham’s mummified head goes on public display

Long locked away following a botched preservation attempt, the decapitated mummified head of the philosopher, Jeremy Bentham has been put on display for the first time in decades.

Sir John Soane’s Museum to start opening on Sundays
Sir John Soane’s Museum to start opening on Sundays

This curiously eclectic museum in the heart of London has long been closed on Sundays, but no longer.

The V&A looks at Plywood and likes it
The V&A looks at Plywood and likes it

The ancient Egyptians invented it, the Victorians industrialised it, the Edwardians loved it, and most of us who sat on plywood chairs at school hated it.

See modern mosaics in a City of London church
See modern mosaics in a City of London church

Each summer, a church in the City of London hosts an exhibition of newly created mosaics from the studios of Southbank Mosaics.

London’s newest museum – the Postal and Mail Rail
London’s newest museum – the Postal and Mail Rail

A new museum has opened in London, and deep underneath, it has the ultimate toy — it’s very own private tube tunnel railway, and you can go for a ride in it.

The shattered bodies of war at the Science Museum
The shattered bodies of war at the Science Museum

An exhibition at the Science Museum looks at what happens when diplomacy fails, and war shatters people, in body and mind.

Well, Well, Well, looks what’s at the Science Museum
Well, Well, Well, looks what’s at the Science Museum

Today marks the unveiling of two remarkable clocks at the Science Museum.