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350 years of the Blue Coats celebrated at the Museum of London
350 years of the Blue Coats celebrated at the Museum of London

Founded in 1552 for the education of poor children, the pupils of Christ’s Hospital have since become far more famous for their distinctive blue uniform.

Last chance to see the FATBERG!
Last chance to see the FATBERG!

This week marks the final chance to see the Museum of London’s infamous chunk of Fatberg, before it goes off of display on Sunday 1st July.

Creepy Dr Who-esque exhibition at the Museum of London
Creepy Dr Who-esque exhibition at the Museum of London

A room full of disembodied voices speaking robotically from glowing mouths as antenna-lights flicker with their voices.

Steampunk visions of London’s future
Steampunk visions of London’s future

A series of images are on display at the Museum of London, offering a futurist look at what a possible, or in at least one case, utterly impossible, future for London might look like.

Tickets Alert: Interactive art thingy on the Barbican Highwalks
Tickets Alert: Interactive art thingy on the Barbican Highwalks

Next weekend there’s free interactive art thing happening, and its set among the Barbican Highwalks, that optimistic, or infuriatingly complex, set of elevated pedestrian passages in the City of London.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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?

Museum of London secures funding for new site
Museum of London secures funding for new site

The Museum of London says that it has secured £180 million, of the estimated £250 million needed to develop its new site next to Smithfield meat market.

Revealing the Roman Walbrook river under London
Revealing the Roman Walbrook river under London

The Museum of London has opened a new display which shows off finds from the lost Walbrook valley and beyond and represents over 170 years of excavation in London.

A history of ice skating in London
A history of ice skating in London

As we approach the 150th anniversary of one of London’s worst ice-skating disasters, the Museum of London has looked back at the history of the recreational sport.

Walking the route of Roman London’s Wall
Walking the route of Roman London’s Wall

In 1984, the Museum of London installed twenty-one ceramic plaques around the City of London marking the line of the Roman wall, but in 2016, how many of them remain?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Museum of London restores 17th-century fire engine for exhibition
Museum of London restores 17th-century fire engine for exhibition

It may not look like much, but an old barrel and a pump are in fact the remains of a nearly 350 year old fire engine, and they have now been restored ahead of an exhibition about the Great Fire of London.

Designs for the new Museum of London go on display
Designs for the new Museum of London go on display

The Museum of London is planning to move, and has put up a display of some of the designs being considered for its new home.

Photos of London’s 70s and 80s subculture
Photos of London’s 70s and 80s subculture

A display of images that capture London’s eclectic social scene in the late 1970s and early 1980s has gone on show at the Museum of London.

Rare example of early Roman Christianity found in Brentford
Rare example of early Roman Christianity found in Brentford

Just in time for Easter, volunteers at the Museum of London’s Archaeological Archive have unearthed a rare example of Christian symbolism from Roman Britain.