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Spring open weekend at the Transport Museum’s overflow depot
Spring open weekend at the Transport Museum’s overflow depot

Details of this spring’s opening of the Transport Museum’s Acton depot have been announced, giving people a chance to go into the overflow site which is only open three a year.

It’s Alive! Frankenstein festival fills the Science Museum
It’s Alive! Frankenstein festival fills the Science Museum

A week of events to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, including a screening of Terminator 2 on an IMAX sized cinema screen.

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.

Pots with Attitude – Georgian satire at the British Museum
Pots with Attitude – Georgian satire at the British Museum

Satire, that great British tradition of puncturing the pomposity of the great and good is the topic of a new ceramics and print display at the British Museum.

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

They’ve obviously decided that it’s popular, as the Science Museum is again giving over an entire hall to computer games.

Tickets available for Clapham tunnel tours
Tickets available for Clapham tunnel tours

The Hidden London series of tours of disused parts of the London Underground is largely sold out, but still has some tickets left for the Clapham deep level shelters.

Drink bad beer and eat cockroaches – at the Science Museum
Drink bad beer and eat cockroaches – at the Science Museum

The Science Museum is offering you a chance to end Dry January with a flourish, with tastings of bad beers and insects for snacks.

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.

The photography of Anthony Crickmay at the V&A
The photography of Anthony Crickmay at the V&A

Lurking in one of the corners of the V&A museum is a large exhibition devoted to a famous photographer of famous people — Anthony Crickmay.

Watch sci-fi movies underneath a flying whale
Watch sci-fi movies underneath a flying whale

The Natural History Museum has announced a season of science fiction movies, to be shown in their great hall underneath the skeleton of a flying whale.

Prepare to be disgusted as the Whitechapel fatberg goes on display
Prepare to be disgusted as the Whitechapel fatberg goes on display

If you’ve ever wanted to see a congealed mass of babies nappies, cooking fat and domestic waste, next year is your chance, as chunk of the notorious fatberg that clogged up the sewers under Whitechapel is to go on display at the Museum of 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.

A glass room full of jewels at the V&A museum
A glass room full of jewels at the V&A museum

There’s a room in the VA& museum that was refurbished a shade under a decade ago, and banned photography — but not any more.

You wont be sleepy after a visit to the Anaesthesia Museum
You wont be sleepy after a visit to the Anaesthesia Museum

Students getting high on ether parties and drowned people being revived with tobacco enemas are aspects of the history of anesthetic that the Anaesthesia Museum prefers to gloss over.

Exhibition shows off the history of the Thames River Police
Exhibition shows off the history of the Thames River Police

There’s a new exhibition that seeks to show off the shared heritage between London’s river police as the development of policing in the West Indies.

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.

New exhibition celebrates Britain’s cold-war rocket project
New exhibition celebrates Britain’s cold-war rocket project

Conceived before NASA, before Sputnik, Britain was leading the space race with the development of the world’s longest running, yet oddly little known, space rocket programme.

The festive season comes to docklands Sailor Town
The festive season comes to docklands Sailor Town

There’s a corner of docklands that is forever nightime, where boats are mended, a pub serves no one, and shops sell nothing – and now it’s festive time.

See the pirate Chocolate Express bus
See the pirate Chocolate Express bus

Back in the days before buses came in every color called red, London had pirate buses that were coloured chocolate.

When theatre tickets were made from old beer boxes
When theatre tickets were made from old beer boxes

The historic archive of the world’s oldest surviving grand Victorian music hall, Wilton’s Music Hall in East London is to be conserved and made available by the Victoria and Albert Museum.

See the poster girls of London Transport’s artistic heritage
See the poster girls of London Transport’s artistic heritage

A new exhibition has opened that celebrates the often unsung heroines of London Transport’s poster heritage — the female artists.

Exhibition looks at the use of Uncommon Currency in London
Exhibition looks at the use of Uncommon Currency in London

Money is changing – the rise of cryptocurrencies, quantitative easing, and people scouring around for old pound coins, so an exhibition has opened that looks at the nature of alternative currencies.

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.