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Tickets Alert: Vintage computer games return to the Science Museum
Tickets Alert: Vintage computer games return to the Science Museum

Last year, a vast room was filled with digital explosions and 8-bit graphics to the delight of many, and it’s returning again next month.

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.

Tickets Alert: Transport Museum depot open weekend
Tickets Alert: Transport Museum depot open weekend

Later this month there will be an occasional open weekend at the Transport Museum’s overflow depot at Acton.

A room in the V&A Museum filled with architectural models
A room in the V&A Museum filled with architectural models

Far away from the main visitor route, there’s a large room high up in the V&A museum full of architectural models.

Have you seen the dog memorials in the V&A?
Have you seen the dog memorials in the V&A?

Two small easy to overlook plaques can be found in the V&A’s central garden, both memorials to much loved canines.

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.

Coventry’s Transport Museums – The Electric Railway Museum
Coventry’s Transport Museums – The Electric Railway Museum

It’s not easy to find, not easy to get to, and about to close down, so you should hurry to one of the best collections of electric railway trains in the UK.

A pillared hall full of glittering stones
A pillared hall full of glittering stones

In an era of ever more flashy museum displays, step back into an older world, of wooden cases and typewritten signs, to a place where misshapen lumps of stone are the glories to admire.

Photos from the abandoned Highgate station
Photos from the abandoned Highgate station

Barely noticed by the people who use it, sitting directly above Highgate tube station is an entire abandoned railway station, now slowly being reclaimed by nature.

Poisonous new exhibition opening soon
Poisonous new exhibition opening soon

A new exhibition will be opening this autumn focusing on that rather curious ability of animals to kill – using poison.

See a 3D model of Bond Street tube station
See a 3D model of Bond Street tube station

As an example of how TfL uses data analysis to plan future tube station upgrades, a 3D scale model of Bond Street tube station has been loaned to the Science Museum.

See a flying whale in London
See a flying whale in London

A few weeks ago, the public got to see a giant flying whale arrive in the Natural History Museum.

The V&A Museum’s new entrance
The V&A Museum’s new entrance

A few weeks ago, and a decade or so later than originally planned, the V&A finally opened its new Exhibition Road entrance.

Stephenson’s Rocket is to return to the North
Stephenson’s Rocket is to return to the North

The Science Museum has announced that it is to send Stephenson’s Rocket to the Great Exhibition of the North 2018.

History of Europe – Told by its Theatres at the V&A
History of Europe – Told by its Theatres at the V&A

Much like the early days of travelling players, there’s a traveling exhibition about the history of the theatre, and its currently in London.

Data geekery reveals the hidden life of cities
Data geekery reveals the hidden life of cities

The Museum of London has opened a new exhibition looking less at historic object than at a period of human migration – the rise of the city and how the information age is changing the cities of the future.

Ticket Alert: Disused tube tunnel tours announced
Ticket Alert: Disused tube tunnel tours announced

The London Transport Museum has announced a fresh series of tours of disused tube tunnels and buildings, with tickets going on sale next week.

Three new posters to appear on the London Underground
Three new posters to appear on the London Underground

The annual exhibition of new posters by today’s illustrators has opened and you’ll be seeing three of them in tube stations shortly.

Perspectives of Destruction: London during WW2
Perspectives of Destruction: London during WW2

The London Blitz beginning in 1940 has been described as the second Great Fire of London and large swathes of the city were destroyed.

Unbuilt London: The Museum of London’s glass tower
Unbuilt London: The Museum of London’s glass tower

When you’re a museum in need of some extra space, and maybe a more visible presence in the area, what could be better than a massive and very tall glass tower on your doorstep?

Tickets Alert: London Underground’s D Stock farewell tour
Tickets Alert: London Underground’s D Stock farewell tour

Later this month the last remaining D stock train running on the London Underground will make its final trips as a public train service.

A revamped Army Museum shows off a soldiers life
A revamped Army Museum shows off a soldiers life

“It’s difficult to understand the history of Britain, if you don’t understand the history of the British Army”, Janice Murray, Director General of the refurbished National Army Museum, said at its reopening.

Tickets Alert: Three Tube Architecture Tours
Tickets Alert: Three Tube Architecture Tours

Following on from the (sold out) Modernist tours, here are three more London Underground architecture tours that have gone on sale today.