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Theatre Poster advertising a performance of 'Faust' starring Henry Irving at the Lyceum Theatre. The colour chromolithog...
11/09/2021

Theatre Poster advertising a performance of 'Faust' starring Henry Irving at the Lyceum Theatre. The colour chromolithograph poster, is printed with a portrait of the actor as Mephistopheles, a role he regularly played between 1885 and 1902.

Theatre Poster advertising a performance of 'Faust' starring Henry Irving at the Lyceum Theatre. The colour chromolithograph poster, is printed with a portrait of the actor as Mephistopheles, a role he regularly played between 1885 and 1902.

This theatre programme for the Royal Holborn Theatre of Varieties lists the artists performing on 22 October 1900. They ...
10/09/2021

This theatre programme for the Royal Holborn Theatre of Varieties lists the artists performing on 22 October 1900. They include the comedienne Vesta Victoria and the American Comedy Four described as 'Harmonious Part-singing Extraordinary'. The list of acts is bordered by numerous advertisements including pianos for sale, Sulpholine skin lotion, and alcoholic drinks and ci**rs sold in theatre outlets.

From its beginnings in the 1850s, the Royal Holborn theatre was known for its
music-hall performances, although it was the last surviving theatre in the West End to stage variety shows. It was destroyed during the Blitz in 1941.

This theatre programme for the Royal Holborn Theatre of Varieties lists the artists performing on 22 October 1900. They include the comedienne Vesta Victoria and the American Comedy Four described as 'Harmonious Part-singing Extraordinary'. The list of acts is bordered by numerous advertisements including pianos for sale, Sulpholine skin lotion, and alcoholic drinks and ci**rs sold in theatre outlets.

From its beginnings in the 1850s, the Royal Holborn theatre was known for its
music-hall performances, although it was the last surviving theatre in the West End to stage variety shows. It was destroyed during the Blitz in 1941.

This illustration by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd depicts a popular London theatre as it looked sometime between 1846-1855, bu...
09/09/2021

This illustration by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd depicts a popular London theatre as it looked sometime between 1846-1855, but which theatre is it?

This illustration by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd depicts a popular London theatre as it looked sometime between 1846-1855, but which theatre is it?

Across the road from the London Palladium where Norman Wisdom's 'Painting the Town' was being staged. Collins had been g...
08/09/2021

Across the road from the London Palladium where Norman Wisdom's 'Painting the Town' was being staged. Collins had been granted permission to produce a photo-story of life at the theatre including activities behind the scenes. This is one image from the resulting 'The Palladium Story' published in March 1956.

©️ Estate of Bob Collins

Across the road from the London Palladium where Norman Wisdom's 'Painting the Town' was being staged. Collins had been granted permission to produce a photo-story of life at the theatre including activities behind the scenes. This is one image from the resulting 'The Palladium Story' published in March 1956.

©️ Estate of Bob Collins

On this day in 1940, the Luftwaffe began the Blitz, starting 57 consecutive days of bombing on London."The Spirit of Lon...
07/09/2021

On this day in 1940, the Luftwaffe began the Blitz, starting 57 consecutive days of bombing on London.

"The Spirit of London during the Blitz"
Nettie Moon (1909–1981)

On this day in 1940, the Luftwaffe began the Blitz, starting 57 consecutive days of bombing on London.

"The Spirit of London during the Blitz"
Nettie Moon (1909–1981)

The Great Fire left many Londoners with nothing. Listen to these eye witness accounts to get an idea of what it would ha...
06/09/2021

The Great Fire left many Londoners with nothing. Listen to these eye witness accounts to get an idea of what it would have been like to lose everything in 1666.

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The Great Fire left many Londoners with nothing. Listen to these eye witness accounts to get an idea of what it would have been like to lose everything in 1666.

https://bit.ly/3BuXjMS

One major change to come from the ashes of the Great Fire, was insurance, which became standard practice to ensure that ...
05/09/2021

One major change to come from the ashes of the Great Fire, was insurance, which became standard practice to ensure that people and their property were covered in the event of something similar happening again.

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One major change to come from the ashes of the Great Fire, was insurance, which became standard practice to ensure that people and their property were covered in the event of something similar happening again.

https://bit.ly/31n7EM2

The mystery of the burnt bible is a bibliogical puzzle left behind from the Great Fire in 1666. Museum of London Librari...
04/09/2021

The mystery of the burnt bible is a bibliogical puzzle left behind from the Great Fire in 1666. Museum of London Librarian Sally Brooks reveals the detective work behind one very battered book.

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The mystery of the burnt bible is a bibliogical puzzle left behind from the Great Fire in 1666. Museum of London Librarian Sally Brooks reveals the detective work behind one very battered book.

https://bit.ly/3yAzMsa

The Great Fire of London is one of the city's most well known disasters, but did you know there are still misconceptions...
03/09/2021

The Great Fire of London is one of the city's most well known disasters, but did you know there are still misconceptions about it that are still believed today? Here, we debunk three of the most popular misconceptions regarding the fire and its aftermath!

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The Great Fire of London is one of the city's most well known disasters, but did you know there are still misconceptions about it that are still believed today? Here, we debunk three of the most popular misconceptions regarding the fire and its aftermath!

https://bit.ly/3zw1eIQ

02/09/2021
The Great Fire of London Brick

On this date in 1666, the Great Fire of London began, ravaging the city and destroyed an estimated 13,200 houses. We have several house bricks from the fire in our collection, but this one is from the house next door to Thomas Farriner's bakery, where the fire started!

Usherettes (asthey were knwn at the time) at the London Palladium await the arrival of the audience ready with programme...
01/09/2021

Usherettes (asthey were knwn at the time) at the London Palladium await the arrival of the audience ready with programmes for sale. Collins had been granted permission to produce a photo-story of life at the theatre including activities behind the scenes. This is one image from the resulting 'The Palladium Story' published in March 1956.

©️ Estate of Bob Collins

Usherettes (asthey were knwn at the time) at the London Palladium await the arrival of the audience ready with programmes for sale. Collins had been granted permission to produce a photo-story of life at the theatre including activities behind the scenes. This is one image from the resulting 'The Palladium Story' published in March 1956.

©️ Estate of Bob Collins

31/08/2021
London Making Now

The Museum of London is delighted to announce that we have aquired the work of 15 London-based contemporary artists, which we will be displaying in London Making Now, opening on September 24.

All of the pieces aquired have a unique story to tell, and reflect the diverse society in which they were formed. London's economy and culture has always been liked to the process of making things, and thanks to this collection we can showcase how that looks in 2021.

All works have been aquired with Art Fund support.

Pre-book your free tickets below!

https://bit.ly/3jxb0oK

Did you know that our museum has one of the world’s largest collections on the ‘Votes for Women’ campaign? Well now’s yo...
30/08/2021

Did you know that our museum has one of the world’s largest collections on the ‘Votes for Women’ campaign? Well now’s your chance to find out more in our fascinating new intro article to the Suffragettes. Discover who they were and what they achieved alongside key items from the collection: https://bit.ly/3Bi7kNz

Did you know that our museum has one of the world’s largest collections on the ‘Votes for Women’ campaign? Well now’s your chance to find out more in our fascinating new intro article to the Suffragettes. Discover who they were and what they achieved alongside key items from the collection: https://bit.ly/3Bi7kNz

Gold finger-ring made of plaited square-section wire. Rings of plaited or twisted wire are typically Scandinavian (Vikin...
29/08/2021

Gold finger-ring made of plaited square-section wire. Rings of plaited or twisted wire are typically Scandinavian (Viking) where they mimic larger arm-rings and neck-rings, though they were also made by the Anglo-Saxons. They are found between the late 9th and 12th centuries.

Gold finger-ring made of plaited square-section wire. Rings of plaited or twisted wire are typically Scandinavian (Viking) where they mimic larger arm-rings and neck-rings, though they were also made by the Anglo-Saxons. They are found between the late 9th and 12th centuries.

On this day in 2003, a blackout in London cut off power to more than 500,000 people in South East England and ground 60%...
28/08/2021

On this day in 2003, a blackout in London cut off power to more than 500,000 people in South East England and ground 60% of London's underground to a halt. We dare say this version of Blackout is more fun than that one, but tell us your recollections if you experienced it.

On this day in 2003, a blackout in London cut off power to more than 500,000 people in South East England and ground 60% of London's underground to a halt. We dare say this version of Blackout is more fun than that one, but tell us your recollections if you experienced it.

Join us next Friday for an evening of music, records, fashion and cocktails to help us sign off our Dub London exhibit i...
27/08/2021

Join us next Friday for an evening of music, records, fashion and cocktails to help us sign off our Dub London exhibit in style.

More information and tickets below. Don't miss out!

https://bit.ly/3jjPLqf

Join us next Friday for an evening of music, records, fashion and cocktails to help us sign off our Dub London exhibit in style.

More information and tickets below. Don't miss out!

https://bit.ly/3jjPLqf

Let us bring the museum to you! We can offer shows and performances to give your students the museum experience without ...
26/08/2021

Let us bring the museum to you! We can offer shows and performances to give your students the museum experience without even leaving school. Many of our opportunities can also reach large groups, so the learning can be extended.

https://bit.ly/3C7DH2R

Let us bring the museum to you! We can offer shows and performances to give your students the museum experience without even leaving school. Many of our opportunities can also reach large groups, so the learning can be extended.

https://bit.ly/3C7DH2R

On this day in 1919, the first chartered passenger flight between London and Paris took off. Since then, London's aviati...
25/08/2021

On this day in 1919, the first chartered passenger flight between London and Paris took off. Since then, London's aviation history has grown and changed dramatically. How many plane spotters do you think there were in 1919?

On this day in 1919, the first chartered passenger flight between London and Paris took off. Since then, London's aviation history has grown and changed dramatically. How many plane spotters do you think there were in 1919?

🎵 These boots are made for walking, and that's just what they'll do 🎵 London possesses one of the most important collect...
24/08/2021

🎵 These boots are made for walking, and that's just what they'll do 🎵

London possesses one of the most important collections of Roman leatherwork in the Empire, with a shoe seemingly for every occasion!

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🎵 These boots are made for walking, and that's just what they'll do 🎵

London possesses one of the most important collections of Roman leatherwork in the Empire, with a shoe seemingly for every occasion!

https://bit.ly/3lvqqLo

23/08/2021
Dub London closing event

Join us on Friday 3 September for an event celebrating Black fashion, music and how we can connect to personal heritage through these means. Museum of London Curator Rianna Norbert-David and lecturer and creative Omolara Obanishola will lead the evening, with music from DJ Papa Face of Dub Vendor Reggae Specialist, and cocktails crafted by Caribbean pop-up bar Rumblin!

Get your tickets here: https://bit.ly/3AW7yK6

This piece of leather embedded with a mesh of densely packed iron wires was originally attached to a wooden board or 'ca...
22/08/2021

This piece of leather embedded with a mesh of densely packed iron wires was originally attached to a wooden board or 'card' for teasing wool fibres prior to spinning. Contemporary accounts suggest that these objects were also used 'illegally' on woven cloth to raise the nap or surface. This process, known as 'rowing' or 'barbing', was usually achieved with the aid of a special brush made from teasels. The bracts (barbs) on the teasel produce a soft even finish, and no mechanical substitute has been devised which gives as good an effect. Modern snooker-table surfaces, guardsmen's tunics and the roof linings of Rolls-Royces are all finished with teasels.

This piece of leather embedded with a mesh of densely packed iron wires was originally attached to a wooden board or 'card' for teasing wool fibres prior to spinning. Contemporary accounts suggest that these objects were also used 'illegally' on woven cloth to raise the nap or surface. This process, known as 'rowing' or 'barbing', was usually achieved with the aid of a special brush made from teasels. The bracts (barbs) on the teasel produce a soft even finish, and no mechanical substitute has been devised which gives as good an effect. Modern snooker-table surfaces, guardsmen's tunics and the roof linings of Rolls-Royces are all finished with teasels.

Today is your final opportunity to visit Havering Hoard at the Museum of London Docklands. Come and immerse yourself in ...
21/08/2021

Today is your final opportunity to visit Havering Hoard at the Museum of London Docklands. Come and immerse yourself in a Bronze Age mystery and marvel at over 450 unique items for the final time!

https://bit.ly/372xXJm

Today is your final opportunity to visit Havering Hoard at the Museum of London Docklands. Come and immerse yourself in a Bronze Age mystery and marvel at over 450 unique items for the final time!

https://bit.ly/372xXJm

How we ll do you think you could fight the Great Fire of London. Play our interactive online game and help our hero Tom ...
20/08/2021

How we ll do you think you could fight the Great Fire of London. Play our interactive online game and help our hero Tom keep the old city standing

https://bit.ly/3fnRgkD

How we ll do you think you could fight the Great Fire of London. Play our interactive online game and help our hero Tom keep the old city standing

https://bit.ly/3fnRgkD

On this day in 1897 the first electric taxis arrived in London. We don't have one of those in our gallery, but we do hav...
19/08/2021

On this day in 1897 the first electric taxis arrived in London. We don't have one of those in our gallery, but we do have one of the first petrol-driven taxis from 1908. The chassis was made in France; the bodywork added in London. It is arranged as an open drive, with shelter provided by a roof and a low windshield. The driver and passengers communicated using a horn trumpet and speaking tube.

On this day in 1897 the first electric taxis arrived in London. We don't have one of those in our gallery, but we do have one of the first petrol-driven taxis from 1908. The chassis was made in France; the bodywork added in London. It is arranged as an open drive, with shelter provided by a roof and a low windshield. The driver and passengers communicated using a horn trumpet and speaking tube.

We wanted to learn how Londoners' health has changed over time, so we examined the archaeological human skeletal remains...
18/08/2021

We wanted to learn how Londoners' health has changed over time, so we examined the archaeological human skeletal remains from 22 sites across the UK. Find out what we learned!

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We wanted to learn how Londoners' health has changed over time, so we examined the archaeological human skeletal remains from 22 sites across the UK. Find out what we learned!

https://bit.ly/37gq3vM

WE'RE HIRING!We're on the lookout for a super PR Manager who isn't afraid of occasionally making people dress like giant...
17/08/2021

WE'RE HIRING!

We're on the lookout for a super PR Manager who isn't afraid of occasionally making people dress like giant pigeons or becoming the unofficial offical face of Fatbergs and London's beasts.

Most of all, we want someone who recognises that we are here to enrich the understanding and appreciation of London and all its people – past, present and future. The Museum of London is a home for learning, exploration and adventure, we aspire to be a force for good in London as London must be for the world.

If this sounds like a good fit and you want to be a part of an incredible team, hit the link and apply!

https://bit.ly/3madH1a

WE'RE HIRING!

We're on the lookout for a super PR Manager who isn't afraid of occasionally making people dress like giant pigeons or becoming the unofficial offical face of Fatbergs and London's beasts.

Most of all, we want someone who recognises that we are here to enrich the understanding and appreciation of London and all its people – past, present and future. The Museum of London is a home for learning, exploration and adventure, we aspire to be a force for good in London as London must be for the world.

If this sounds like a good fit and you want to be a part of an incredible team, hit the link and apply!

https://bit.ly/3madH1a

Tea, sweat and whale p**p: museum sniffs out history of London’s docksWe're drawing from a largely never before seen ach...
16/08/2021

Tea, sweat and whale p**p: museum sniffs out history of London’s docks

We're drawing from a largely never before seen achive to tell the story of the London Port Authority, covering everything from the smells of smells of damp wood, sea air and to***co to the transatlantic slave trade.

https://bit.ly/3jFzFpQ

Tea, sweat and whale p**p: museum sniffs out history of London’s docks

We're drawing from a largely never before seen achive to tell the story of the London Port Authority, covering everything from the smells of smells of damp wood, sea air and to***co to the transatlantic slave trade.

https://bit.ly/3jFzFpQ

We're also looking for an Assistant Head of Commercial Services (Hospitality) so if you're looking to grow your experien...
15/08/2021
Museum of London Careers

We're also looking for an Assistant Head of Commercial Services (Hospitality) so if you're looking to grow your experience in the hospitality sector in a heritage setting in varied commercial leadership role, get in touch!

https://bit.ly/3fV92vV

Museum of London Careers, Jobs, Search and Apply

We're looking to recruit a Visitor Events Coordinator, who's interested in creating exciting, informative and engaging e...
15/08/2021

We're looking to recruit a Visitor Events Coordinator, who's interested in creating exciting, informative and engaging events that speak to a number of different audiences. Do you have ideas about how we should be telling the multiple stories of London?

https://bit.ly/3m8kZTd

We're looking to recruit a Visitor Events Coordinator, who's interested in creating exciting, informative and engaging events that speak to a number of different audiences. Do you have ideas about how we should be telling the multiple stories of London?

https://bit.ly/3m8kZTd

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