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Charles Dickens Museum reopening with extended exhibition
Charles Dickens Museum reopening with extended exhibition

Charles Dickens family home, now a museum, has confirmed that it will be reopening on 19th May, and its Technicolour Dickens exhibition has been extended for an extra month.

Tickets to visit the V&A museum now available
Tickets to visit the V&A museum now available

Following a year of stop-start closures, the V&A Museum says that it will reopen its doors to visitors on Wednesday 19th May 2021.

Campaign to save Pollock’s Toy Museum.
Campaign to save Pollock’s Toy Museum.

Pollock’s Toy Museum, a delightfully ramshackle old museum in central London is being threatened with closure due to the pandemic and is crowdfunding to keep the building open.

British Museum’s Becket exhibition will include entire stained glass window from Canterbury Cathedral
British Museum’s Becket exhibition will include entire stained glass window from Canterbury Cathedral

For the first time since it was made 800 years ago, an entire stained glass window dedicated to Thomas Becket will leave Canterbury Cathedral to go on display in the British Museum.

Over 700,000 paintings from the Rijksmuseum online copyright free
Over 700,000 paintings from the Rijksmuseum online copyright free

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum has put over 700,000 digitised copies of its huge art collection online, and is making them available to reuse as public domain

See things never seen before at the Science Museum
See things never seen before at the Science Museum

Would you like to see something that no one (outside the Museum) has ever seen before?

Florence Nightingale Museum forced to close to visitors
Florence Nightingale Museum forced to close to visitors

The year that has seen people more dependent on nurses and healthcare than ever before is likely to see the closure of the museum dedicated to the nursing pioneer, Florence Nightingale.

Bow Street prison cells to become London’s newest museum
Bow Street prison cells to become London’s newest museum

In 1881, a police station and courthouse opened in Covent Garden, and in 2021, it will reopen as a museum of policing history.

The Science Museum’s new laser powered IMAX cinema
The Science Museum’s new laser powered IMAX cinema

Some 20 years after the Science Museum opened its IMAX cinema, they’ve revamped it with the newest in projector technology.

London museum and galleries Christmas opening dates
London museum and galleries Christmas opening dates

Lots of museums are open over the Christmas period, but often with opening hours as erratic as Aunt Norra on her 3rd sherry of the day – so here is a list of known opening hours.

20th anniversary of the British Museum’s Great Court
20th anniversary of the British Museum’s Great Court

For the British Museum, the relaxation of the lockdown has come just in the nick of time, for this weekend also marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Great Court.

Christmas gifts of free entry to exhibitions
Christmas gifts of free entry to exhibitions

If you know someone who loves a museum, why not offer them the gift of free entry to its exhibitions, special offers, and even access to a private members room?

Christmas gifts from London’s museums and galleries
Christmas gifts from London’s museums and galleries

It’s time for Christmas shopping again, and what could be better than something from a favourite museum or gallery?

Exhibition – London Transport at War
Exhibition – London Transport at War

How London managed to keep its public transport networks running during wartime is the topic of a new permanent exhibition at the London Transport Museum.

Invite Florence Nightingale to your office Zoom meeting
Invite Florence Nightingale to your office Zoom meeting

The Florence Nightingale museum in South London is now able to teleport the famous nurse into your next Zoom meeting.

Ten London venues get £22 million in funding
Ten London venues get £22 million in funding

Ten venues across London have received £22.3 million in government funding, as part of a wider £75 million funding package for the cultural sector.

Dr Johnson’s House reopens next month
Dr Johnson’s House reopens next month

Dr Johnson’s House, a small house museum in the City of London has confirmed that it will be reopening on Friday 6th November.

Tickets Alert: Nightime photography at the RAF Museum
Tickets Alert: Nightime photography at the RAF Museum

For one evening the RAF Museum will be opening up for a dedicated evening designed to make taking photographs of its aircraft as good as possible.

Visit – Hogarth’s House
Visit – Hogarth’s House

Nearly demolished to make space for the M4, Hogarth’s House is an easy to overlook little museum in London.

How to get free entry to museum exhibitions
How to get free entry to museum exhibitions

How would you like to get free entry to museum exhibitions, early booking on tickets, and even private member rooms across London — all possible by joining a museum membership scheme.

The new socially distanced British Museum
The new socially distanced British Museum

The British Museum reopened last week, as society slowly returns to some semblance of normality.

Now is the best time for Londoners to visit museums and galleries
Now is the best time for Londoners to visit museums and galleries

It may be an odd thing to say with all the hassles of going out, but right now is absolutely the best time to visit those places you keep meaning to visit but never get around to.

Social distancing signs in museums and galleries
Social distancing signs in museums and galleries

Throughout the land, a new aesthetic has appeared – the social distancing sign – and London’s venues have been busy designing them for the day their doors reopened.

Museums of London and Docklands to reopen next month
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.