Museums

All the news from London’s museums


Museums by Appointment – The Honourable Artillery Company

Inside the grand and ancient headquarters of an arm of the Territorial Army is a small, but densely packed museum of military memorabilia.

See a Steam Train on the London Underground next weekend

Next weekend (22nd-23rd June) there will be a chance to see a steam train running along part of the District line as part of its 150th anniversary.

London Transport Museum makes hi-res photos available online

The London Transport Museum has put high resolution images of over 500 artefacts and artworks from its heritage collection onto Google’s Arts & Culture platform.

Transport Museum looks at how Thameslink untangled the tracks

A new exhibition is looking at the recent substantial works to upgrade the Thameslink lines so that a mainline railway can, in places offer tube-train like services.

Museum of London wants the Trump Baby Blimp

A satirical image of the President who is famed for lacking a sense of humour could end up in a museum.

Secret Rivers at the Docklands Museum

Lost plastic toys, medieval toilets, swords, pots, modern relics, giant crosses, bones, skulls, and books galore — all highlight how the rivers of London have captured our imagination and preserved our history.

Money in board games — a British Museum exhibition

Monopoly is the famous money obsessed board game, but an exhibition now open looks at the much wider appearance of money in games, boards and otherwise.

Exhibition looks at the internationalisation of Charles Dickens

The Charles Dickens Museum has put on one of its occasional exhibitions, this time looking at the man’s international fame and impact.

Future tube posters go on display

One hundred posters has gone on display at the Transport Museum, and one of them could go on to become an official tube poster.

Tickets Alert: Apollo 11 documentary with Q&A

Experience the Apollo 11 mission on one of the biggest cinema screens in Europe – the Science Museum’s IMAX, followed by a Q&A with British astronaut Helen Sharman and legendary science broadcaster James Burke.

Photos of 1980s-90s London theatre go on display

Towards the end of the Cold War, a Czech photographer came to London, and his photos are now on display in the V&A museum.

The V&A explores the future of food production

Of all the great achievements of the 20th century, food has to be one of the greatest — not just the abundance of it, but how prices today are a fraction of what they used to cost. But at what cost to the environment?

An unexpected corridor in the V&A Museum

A long wood lined corridor that’s not on the map contains a rather charming gallery of actors and other artistic sorts.

Day trips from London – Natural History Museum, Tring

While many people will be familiar with the mighty Natural History Museum in central London, fewer will know that it has a sister museum just half an hour by train outside London.

Go into the disused tunnels at Charing Cross tube station

In the 1970s, to help dig the new Jubilee line at Charing Cross, a series of long access tunnels had to also be dug — and they’re still down there, empty and abandoned.

Tickets Alert: Hard Hat tours of the Geffrye Museum building site

The Geffrye Museum is currently closed for a major upgrade, but next month there will be a chance to go behind the hordings to see the building site.

Hidden London gifts – Special discount for ianVisits readers

After the success of the Hidden London tours London Transport Museum have created a collection of gifts to celebrate the Hidden London Underground.

Free entry to the Postal Museum during May

The Postal Museum is marking the bicentenary of the birth of Queen Victoria by offering free entry to the museum — if your name is Victoria.