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Our early years Mudlarks gallery is opening for a special early morning session tomorrow at the #MuseumoflLondonDockland...
15/07/2019

Our early years Mudlarks gallery is opening for a special early morning session tomorrow at the #MuseumoflLondonDocklands. Splish splosh on down for hands on fun and learning. Book free tickets now: http://bit.ly/2JGMUon

Ahead of this weekend's #FestivalofArchaeology taking place at the museum, read a little more about the identification a...
12/07/2019
Animals under the microscope | Museum of London

Ahead of this weekend's #FestivalofArchaeology taking place at the museum, read a little more about the identification and use of animal materials through history: http://bit.ly/2xHsVAf

Meriel Jeater, curator and Luisa Duarte, conservator, tell us about the identification and use of animal materials in history and discuss animals and archaeology.

Find out more about London's horsey history this weekend and find us at Summer Streets, the annual traffic-free event on...
12/07/2019

Find out more about London's horsey history this weekend and find us at Summer Streets, the annual traffic-free event on Regent Street. TRrrrrot on down! http://bit.ly/2XZT3Fk

11/07/2019

*New vacancy klaxon*
All Volunteering, Learning and Development Advisors out there… This one's perfect for you! Get your specs on the specs right here: http://bit.ly/2Y1lm6p

11/07/2019
#LondonsFashionAlphabet - A: Hardy Amies

Welcome to London's Fashion Alphabet - where we go behind the scenes to explore our huge fashion archive at the Museum of London. Each week we'll be covering a different letter all the way from A-Z.

This week we start with, well... A and discover the work of a couturier to the rich and famous.

(What’s the Story) Mourning Jewellery? PhD Student, Sarah Hoile. looks at the ways in which we have remembered our dearl...
09/07/2019

(What’s the Story) Mourning Jewellery? PhD Student, Sarah Hoile. looks at the ways in which we have remembered our dearly beloved over the ages. Check out these objects from our archive... in all their glory. Dying to find out more? http://bit.ly/2G0R5Kt

In case you haven’t heard, we’ve got big plans to create a #NewMuseumforLondon in West Smithfield, opening in 2024 and o...
05/07/2019

In case you haven’t heard, we’ve got big plans to create a #NewMuseumforLondon in West Smithfield, opening in 2024 and over the next couple of weeks, we'll be telling you all about it.

Our ambition is to bring architecture and content together to create unique and memorable spaces. The ground floor will be a wonderful place to meet and everything included within will be a conversation starter. Below, cavernous subterranean spaces will be rich with London objects, stories and immersive and interactive experiences to explore.

Most visitors will arrive on foot, probably from Farringdon and the new Elizabeth Line that will serve the station as well as Thameslink and tube lines, making it one of the busiest terminals in London. We’ll encourage visitors to come on two wheels as well, we love cycling and will provide plenty of bike stands nearby. Sound interesting?

We’ve launched a public consultation to hear what you think about our exciting new museum plans, find out more and have your say: http://bit.ly/2FSddqm

04/07/2019
London's gay scene

As we look forward to Pride this weekend, take a step back in time to hear what the city's gay scene was like in the 1920s.

Hear more untold LGBTQ+ stories all weekend with our Pride tours and talks: http://bit.ly/2FTp4Ey

04/07/2019

oooOOOooo! Exciting news for teachers - you can now book all our 2019-2020 activities for schools. Take a look what's in our crammed calendar from Windrush to the Great Fire of London: http://bit.ly/2KYOHrI

01/07/2019
A new museum for London

A new museum for London is coming.

Join us on our extraordinary journey as we take a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reconceive what this shared space for Londoners in Smithfield can be like. Join in the conversation at our public consultation, from this Friday onwards: http://bit.ly/2Ykes93

29/06/2019

If you are caring for or have someone close to you with dementia, join us on 3 July for a dementia-friendly guided tour through our Sailor Town gallery at the Museum of London Docklands. Book free tickets now: http://bit.ly/2LptSW0

Silver Sunday Alzheimer's Society Dementia UK

Want to win this stylish set of #SecretRivers badges for your satchel? Comment below with the number of your favourite L...
28/06/2019

Want to win this stylish set of #SecretRivers badges for your satchel? Comment below with the number of your favourite London river to win the lot. T&Cs: http://bit.ly/pickyourrivercompetition

A laid-back Lea or a fun-loving Fleet... Which of London's rivers are you? Find out by taking our quiz: http://bit.ly/2X...
27/06/2019

A laid-back Lea or a fun-loving Fleet...

Which of London's rivers are you? Find out by taking our quiz: http://bit.ly/2X5lQUl #SecretRivers

26/06/2019
Beasts of London

Hear the voices and stories of London's animals. From ancient elephants to urban foxes... Beasts of London tells the toils and tales from the townsfolk with tails! Book summer holiday tickets now: http://bit.ly/2XGjTSR

Where's the Wandle? By 1848 it was being used as an "open sewer" and the Croydon municipal government decided to cover o...
23/06/2019

Where's the Wandle? By 1848 it was being used as an "open sewer" and the Croydon municipal government decided to cover over this section in front of the Church of St John the Baptist pictured here before and after. #SecretRivers

These #BeastsofLondon, they’ve seen a few things... Climb aboard a vintage Routemaster on 14 July and roam the streets o...
21/06/2019

These #BeastsofLondon, they’ve seen a few things... Climb aboard a vintage Routemaster on 14 July and roam the streets of London, hearing the stories of the animals (and statues) that call our city home. Book tickets now for this unmissable experience: http://bit.ly/2Zz6YPH

19/06/2019

If you have a loved one or are caring for a person with dementia, join our special dementia-friendly tour of our Victorian Walk gallery on 26 June. Hear and share stories about London with our guides on a relaxed afternoon, all for free. Bookings and details here: http://bit.ly/2x3XHCV

We've had some pretty purrr-fect entries to the London National Park City Wildlife Photography Competition so far. Take ...
15/06/2019

We've had some pretty purrr-fect entries to the London National Park City Wildlife Photography Competition so far. Take a look at some of these corkers and if you think you can do better, there's still time to enter for a chance to win some amazing prizes. Deets here: http://bit.ly/2x0wTDv

In partnership with: London Wildlife Trust, Mayor of London and London National Park City.

Flying rats or beeeyootiful grey doves? Be sure to bag yourself some of our excellent pigeon swag for National Pigeon Da...
13/06/2019

Flying rats or beeeyootiful grey doves? Be sure to bag yourself some of our excellent pigeon swag for National Pigeon Day. http://bit.ly/2MMFNzu

#BeastsofLondon

A little look back on National Pigeon Day to headier times, pre-feeding ban, when Trafalgar Square was a true pigeon met...
13/06/2019

A little look back on National Pigeon Day to headier times, pre-feeding ban, when Trafalgar Square was a true pigeon metropolis. Like them or loathe them?

On 20 June, join Historic Royal Palaces' Curator Sally Dixon-Smith, City of Beasts Tom Almeroth-Williams and Zooarchaeol...
12/06/2019

On 20 June, join Historic Royal Palaces' Curator Sally Dixon-Smith, City of Beasts Tom Almeroth-Williams and
Zooarchaeologist Alan Pipe as they explore London's animal history ranging from before there even was a London up to the industrial revolution. Book now: http://bit.ly/2KKrJDZ

12/06/2019

Hello all! Just a polite notice to say that the Museum of London Docklands will be closing slightly early today (12/06) at 17:30 for a private event.

11/06/2019
Meet the beasts: Jumbo

A programme from when the 'greatest showman' P. T. Barnum brought Jumbo the Elephant back to London in 1890 after his gruelling tour of America. Read more about Jumbo's sad fate: http://bit.ly/31n1Eka

Can you guess what this animal bone was used for before being discarded in the Fleet? #SecretRivers
09/06/2019

Can you guess what this animal bone was used for before being discarded in the Fleet? #SecretRivers

Enter your best snaps into the National Park City Wildlife Photo Competition for a chance to win some fab prizes. We’re ...
08/06/2019

Enter your best snaps into the National Park City Wildlife Photo Competition for a chance to win some fab prizes. We’re looking for photos that show us what nature in London means to you. Enter here: bit.ly/2XqZNby

In partnership with London Wildlife Trust Mayor of London and London National Park City

Discover London's bittersweet historical relationship with sugar through crafting, storytelling and sweet making. The Mu...
07/06/2019

Discover London's bittersweet historical relationship with sugar through crafting, storytelling and sweet making. The Museum of London Docklands' free Sugar Family Festival is this weekend. Find out more: http://bit.ly/2ZaT2LA

To commemorate the D-Day 75th anniversary, join us at both sites to hear incredible stories, take a D-Day tour or join i...
06/06/2019

To commemorate the D-Day 75th anniversary, join us at both sites to hear incredible stories, take a D-Day tour or join in with object handling.
Museum of London schedule: http://bit.ly/2WSWYmy
Museum of London Docklands schedule: http://bit.ly/2Wk8LGq

26/05/2019

To kick things off for our #SecretRivers exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands, we're throwing our own Liquid Late - an evening full of stories, films, audio, oysters and drinks. 30 May, book your tickets now (over 18s only): http://bit.ly/30QAbqW

For the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth, we're revealing a set of pioneering stereoscopic daguerreotypes, pr...
24/05/2019

For the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth, we're revealing a set of pioneering stereoscopic daguerreotypes, previously unseen by the public. This cutting-edge Victorian technology shows the Queen as you've never seen her before. Read more: http://bit.ly/2Qnrak5 #victoria200

24/05/2019
Secret Rivers

We're awash with excitement!
Our #SecretRivers exhibition opens today at the Museum of London Docklands. Discover London's waterways and the stories that lay within them. http://bit.ly/2YN9jWR

23/05/2019
Beasts of London

This half term, come and meet the Beasts of London. From pigeons to pugs, right down to the pestilent and microscopic. Hear the voices of the animals who have shaped London through the ages. Book now: http://bit.ly/2JZxQ6S

21/05/2019
Should we dig up London's buried rivers?

London has more rivers than you think, just some of them are currently buried. Would you join the movement for 'daylighting' London's lost rivers? #SecretRivers

21/05/2019
Should we dig up London's buried rivers?

London has more rivers than you think, just some of them are currently buried. Would you join the movement for 'daylighting' London's lost rivers? #SecretRivers

20/05/2019
Horace Jones

Happy 200th birthday Horace Jones 🎉- designer of Billingsgate, Leadenhall and Smithfield markets. Oh! And let's not forget Tower Bridge. How on earth did he find the time!

For those walking over White Horse Bridge to Wembley Stadium for today's The Emirates FA Cup Final, this is its namesake...
18/05/2019

For those walking over White Horse Bridge to Wembley Stadium for today's The Emirates FA Cup Final, this is its namesake - Billy. He saved the day back in 1923, clearing a pitch invasion after an estimated 250,000 people flooded the ground - absolute ledge. #BeastsofLondon #FACupFinal

17/05/2019
Secret Rivers: A Liquid Late

Join us on Thursday 30 May for a late-night spectacular at the Museum of London Docklands to celebrate the opening of our #SecretRivers exhibition. We’ve got everything from oysters to ale, workshops and film screenings at this special late-night event. Dive in this way: http://bit.ly/2YyEKnw

15/05/2019
Tiny the Wonder

A small dog with a big talent. Tiny the Wonder was a rat-catching toy terrier in pest-riddled Victorian London. Explore the painting which records his antics here: http://bit.ly/30numkk #BeastsofLondon

From booties to blankets, it's like a royal baby laundry over here. Let's look back at evidence of previous royal births...
13/05/2019

From booties to blankets, it's like a royal baby laundry over here. Let's look back at evidence of previous royal births in our collections, from Queen Victoria's many children to the birth of Prince Harry: http://bit.ly/2WDrygW

Despite the fact that Merton and its High Street have changed beyond recognition, the River Wandle remains, flowing the ...
13/05/2019

Despite the fact that Merton and its High Street have changed beyond recognition, the River Wandle remains, flowing the same course it has for centuries. #SecretRivers

12/05/2019
Beasts of London Family Festival

On 25 & 26 May, take a walk on the wild side with your family at our FREE weekend extravaganza! Inspired by our new experience Beasts of London, we are going beast-tastic with a cacophony of workshops, performances and stories. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2JwrnQC

Special delivery! Soon after Prince Harry himself had just arrived, we were adding this royal doll set to our collection...
09/05/2019

Special delivery! Soon after Prince Harry himself had just arrived, we were adding this royal doll set to our collection… made to commemorate 1984's own #RoyalBaby.

07/05/2019
London Walking Tours

Take a walk down history lane for #NationalWalkingMonth. From Roman London to The Blitz, tread the footsteps of Londoners before you on one of our guided strolls. Walk this way: http://bit.ly/2UYLE3g

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150 London Wall
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Museum of London: 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN Tube: Barbican, St Paul's and Moorgate Train: Liverpool Street and City Thameslink Bus: 4,8,25,56,100,172,242 and 521 Museum of London Docklands: 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London E14 4AL Tube: Canary Wharf DLR: West India Quay, Canary Wharf or Westferry Bus: D3, D7, D8, 277, N50, D6, 15, 115, 135

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Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
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Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

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