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The mystery and wonder of the Havering Hoard

Finishing up for the day at a small dig site on a Friday afternoon in the summer of 2018 a young archaeologist spotted something — and in doing so cancelled any weekend plans his colleagues had arranged.

Museums of London and Docklands to reopen next month

The joint Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands has announced that they will be reopening their doors at both venues on Thursday 6th August.

Photos of London’s docks during WW2

On the eve of the 75th anniversary of VE Day, the Museum of London Docklands has released some photos from its archive that show the devastating impact of WW2 on the area.

London’s largest ever Bronze Age hoard discovered

The largest ever Bronze Age hoard to be discovered in London, and the third largest of its kind in the UK, has been unearthed in Havering. A total of 453 bronze objects dating between c.900 and c.800 BC have been

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.

The death of Romans reveals the multicultural origins of London

An exceptionally rare stone sarcophagus, discovered in Southwark just last year is the centerpiece to this new major exhibition about the dead of Roman London.

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.

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.

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.

From woolly mammoths to plague to marmalade – Crossrail’s legacy goes on display

A collection of some of the finest finds from the Crossrail archeology project have gone on display in a new exhibition in Canary Wharf.

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.

Dare you go into gloomy Sailortown?

Narrow dark streets, dim corners, strange men from the far ends of the world, shops selling exotica, bedrooms offering erotica. Welcome to Sailortown,

Scale model of Docklands at its Industrial Height

In a dark corner of a museum can be found a large scale model of London’s docks when they were a maze of warehouses and light railways.

New gallery opening at the Docklands Museum

A rare survivor of London’s historic docks will be celebrated by a new gallery opening at the Museum of London Docklands in a couple of weeks time — the first part of a redevelopment of the Museum’s galleries.

Photographing Soldiers and Suffragettes

A hundred years ago, a short stocky woman roamed the streets of London, carrying a huge wooden box and tripod, aiming to capture the world around her.

Museum Meals – Museum of London Docklands

A fashion writer once told a distraught writer who couldn’t think of anything nice to say when he had been told to be praiseworthy, was that there is always a shoe. In essence, find one small thing that was good, and enlarge on it.

Estuary at the Docklands Museum

An exhibition has opened in a museum, that is being advertised by bright garish black on yellow posters around London. It’s an exhibition about a landscape that is usually devoid of bright garish colours.