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The Silver Swan automaton flies south to London
The Silver Swan automaton flies south to London

For nearly 250 years, the silver swan has astonished audiences, and next year it will come to London for the first time in over 150 years.

More hidden tube station tours announced
More hidden tube station tours announced

The London Transport Museum has announced a fresh series of Hidden London tours, of six venues, with tickets going on sale later this month.

New artwork in Piccadilly Circus tube station honours Frank Pick
New artwork in Piccadilly Circus tube station honours Frank Pick

A major new work of art has been unveiled inside Piccadilly Circus tube station to commemorate the defining work done by Frank Pick to create the London Underground we recognise today.

The design of London Transport on display
The design of London Transport on display

There’s an exhibition on at the moment at the Transport Museum which looks at the design concepts behind London’s transport networks. From fonts to moquette, from bus signs to entire tube stations.

Teenage bedrooms infest the Museum of the Home
Teenage bedrooms infest the Museum of the Home

Down in the basement can be found a mock-up of a strange place, of unusual decorations and motifs, of rebellion and solitude, of the teenager.

Metropolis Museum’s Mysterious Minuted Manuscript
Metropolis Museum’s Mysterious Minuted Manuscript

The Museum of London has recently acquired a mysterious and highly unusual piece of manuscript evidence believed to be direct reportage from a House of Commons committee investigating the causes of the Great Fire.

Lawrence of Arabia’s Dagger to remain in the UK
Lawrence of Arabia’s Dagger to remain in the UK

A dagger and the famous robes worn by T.E Lawrence while in the Middle-East have been saved for the nation.

Punk retrospective at the Museum of London
Punk retrospective at the Museum of London

How to make a person feel old — tell them that what they did as an act of youthful rebellion is now in a museum as a treasured artifact.

A memory of childhood boardgames on display
A memory of childhood boardgames on display

Boardgames are one of the rites of passage of aging, from simple games played a young children, through to drunken nights with friends after work. And any such product eventually ends up in a museum, with a display.

Science Museum’s Wonderlab opens to protests about costs
Science Museum’s Wonderlab opens to protests about costs

It takes some effort for a science museum to open an exhibition about science and technology that upsets scientists, but London’s Science Museum has managed it.

Largest blue topaz gemstone going on display in London
Largest blue topaz gemstone going on display in London

The Natural History Museum is to display the largest blue topaz gemstone of its kind from later this month.

Tickets Alert: TEDx Talks Come to London
Tickets Alert: TEDx Talks Come to London

Tickets to attend a TEDxLondon talk are about to be released, where speakers from across science, technology, education and the arts will explore the end of ageing at the Science Museum.

Tickets Alert: Monty Python at Museum of the Order of St John
Tickets Alert: Monty Python at Museum of the Order of St John

Fancy watching daring deeds of times long past in a museum devoted to the history of daring deeds of times long past?

Southeastern Asia Puppets Shown off in the British Museum
Southeastern Asia Puppets Shown off in the British Museum

A new display has opened in the British Museum, of puppets from Southeast Asia – and its probably the first time many of the objects have gone on public display.

Fundraising for Frank Pick Memorial
Fundraising for Frank Pick Memorial

Picadilly Circus tube station is shortly to get a memorial to the man who probably more than most can be said to have defined London as a city today.

Largest ever Crossrail archeology exhibition to open
Largest ever Crossrail archeology exhibition to open

The largest display of archeology from the Crossrail project is set to go on display in Docklands it has been announced today.

Archaeological exhibition opens at Museum of London
Archaeological exhibition opens at Museum of London

An exhibition of some of the finds from one of the largest archaeological sites ever dug in London has gone on display in the Museum of London.

Bank of England revamps its banknote exhibition
Bank of England revamps its banknote exhibition

A sizable museum sits inside the Bank of England, and they have recently refurbished a small corner to show off the history of the bank note.

Museum of London seeks to become an AntiMuseum
Museum of London seeks to become an AntiMuseum

The Museum of London is moving soon to a new home, in the old Smithfield market buildings, and the winning design for the new building design includes a giant British Library style dome.

A festival of vintage computer games at the Science Museum
A festival of vintage computer games at the Science Museum

A long cavernous space within the Science Museum has been filled with over 160 retro computer games, from the earliest Pong to fairly recent 3D virtual reality headsets.

Museum of London remembers the Great Fire of London
Museum of London remembers the Great Fire of London

A sixth of London’s population made homeless, emergency camps erected in the fields, proclamations offering assistance to the destitute.

Ticket Alert: Steam trains to return to the London Underground
Ticket Alert: Steam trains to return to the London Underground

A weekend in September will see steam trains return to the Metropolitan line as part of Amersham’s heritage weekend.

A peek inside the design of the Elizabeth line stations
A peek inside the design of the Elizabeth line stations

As Crossrail turns from building site into polished end product, a new exhibition showing off the design of the future Elizabeth line stations has opened at London Transport Museum.

See London attacked by a radio-active dinosaur!
See London attacked by a radio-active dinosaur!

Next Wednesday is a chance to watch a radio-active dinosaur terrorise the English coast and head up the Thames to rampage through London.