Looking after Tower Bridge
The City of London's Assistant Director of Engineering, Paul Monaghan, looks after five bridges in the city. In this short video Paul reveals why for him, Tower Bridge will always come first.
Discover how artists have painted, photographed, filmed and drawn Tower Bridge in a new FREE art exhibition, 'Bridge', at the Museum of London Docklands.
Opening night of Bridge exhibition
On 26 June 2014 we celebrated the opening of Bridge at Museum of London Docklands. In his welcome speech Chair of Arts Council England, Sir Peter Bazalgette, asked our guests to vote for their favourite London bridge. What's yours?
New exhibition 'Bridge' at the Museum of London Docklands
Bridge, 27 June - 2 November 2014
Dan Cruickshank leads a boatful of bridge enthusiasts down the Thames in celebration of new art exhibition 'Bridge' at the Museum of London Docklands.
Great feats of engineering and architectural works of beauty, the city bridges we cross everyday are as iconic to London as Big Ben and red phone boxes. This new exhibition looks at artists' responses to these impressive structures, taking a closer look at what many of us take for granted on our daily journeys through London.
Please note: the exhibition opens on 27 June, not 28 June as mentioned above.
The House of Muses
House of Muses is a temporary, striking installation outside the Museum of London, part of the London Festival of Architecture.
The structure, designed by London-Zurich-based collective GRUPPE invites visitors to think about what a museum could and should be.
You can view the structure outside the Museum of London every day between 10am-6pm, open until 21 September 2014.
Volunteering at the Museum of London
Want to volunteer with us at the Museum of London? Hear stories from current museum volunteers in this video, filmed across our three sites and featuring lots of different kinds of activities. We're always on the look out for enthusiastic people to learn about life at a busy museum, so if you're interested follow the website link above, or email email@example.com.
Curator of Photographs, Anna Sparham, talks about an exciting new acquisition of photography from Christina Broom - including incredible images of soldiers heading to the Front for WWI.
Frost Fairs: London's Frozen Thames
Discover a time when incredible frost fairs took place upon the frozen Thames. The Museum of London's Senior Curator of Contemporary History, Georgina Young, introduces us to some of the greatest frost fairs in London's history.
Ice skating scenes shot at Broadgate Ice Rink in the City of London:
The Anatomy of a Suit
In this video, featured as part of the Museum of London's 'Anatomy of a Suit' exhibition, we attempt to bring the technical genius of the suit to the fore and reveal the humble suit as a feat of engineering, with its origin in London.
NB: No museum objects were harmed in the making of this video!
Vintage Christmas toys
Curator Beverley Cook looks at the penny toy trade in London, and looks back to Christmas past, using museum objects to imagine what London children might have found in their stocking!
The Anatomy of a Suit Exhibition
The Museum of London celebrates London Collections: Men, with a new display spotlighting the secrets behind the suit. As the capital gets set to celebrate men's fashion with London Collections: Men, the Museum of London rips open the suit with a new display -- Anatomy of a Suit. Fashion curator Timothy Long gives an insight into the making of the exhibition.
Olympic Cauldron Director's Dinner
This year's Director's Dinner at the Museum of London saw the launch of a campaign to raise funds for a new display of the London 2012 Olympic Cauldron. The evening was introduced by guest speaker Boris Johnson, Mayor of London. Later designer Thomas Heatherwick described the creative process behind designing the cauldron and his excitement at redisplaying this iconic creation for the people of London.
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Made in London: Jewellery Now
London serves as a training ground, workshop, market place and inspiration to a large number of jewellery makers. Meet seven of the most exciting, imaginative and boundary-pushing jewellers working in the capital today, all of whom feature in the Museum of London's free exhibition Made in London, which runs until 27 April 2014.
Museum of London Docklands: The Archive
The Museum of London's Head of History Collections, Alex Werner, gives us an introduction to the archives held at the Museum of London Docklands, including the Port of London Authority archives at the Sainsburys Archive.
For more information or to make an appointment with the archivist please email info.docklands(at)museumoflondon.org.uk.
Museum of London: The History Collections
The Museum of London's Head of History Collections introduces us to some of the incredible treasures stored in the Museum of London's history collections which relate to London as a manufacturing and industrial centre.
For more information or to arrange an academic visit please email info(at)museumoflondon.org.uk.
Museum of London: The Image Collections
Francis Marshall, Senior Curator of Art at the Museum of London gives us a glimpse into the image collections held at the museum.
For more information or to make an appontment please email info(at)museumoflondon.org.uk.
Museum of London: The Business Archive
Sarah Demb, Archivist and Records Manager, introduces the museums business archive.
For more information and to request an academic visit please email info(at)museumoflondon.org.uk.
Museum of London: The Archaeological Archive
Roy Stephenson, Head of Archaeological Collections and Archive gives us a glimpse into the Archaeological Archive at the Museum of London.
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Looking after London's ghosts: The Archaeological Archive
What's it like to look after ancient artefacts that once belonged to real-life Londoners? Adam Corsini, Archaeology Collections Manager at the Museum of London's Archaeological Archive, reveals some of his favourite objects and talks about the ghosts of London's past...
Want to visit the archive? Take a look at the archaeology tours available via the Museum of London's website, here: http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/london-wall/whats-on/adult-events/archaeology-events/
Opening of The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels
On 10 October 2013 the Museum of London was resplendent with guests displaying dazzling pendants, stunning brooches, captivating cufflinks and bejewelled necklaces for the opening of The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels.
An exhibition nearly 400 years in the making, this was the first chance to see the mysterious Cheapside Hoard -- an Elizabethan treasure trove thought to be a jeweller's stock-in-trade, discovered buried in the City of London over 100 years ago.
The museum welcomed guests from both the arts and museum worlds, along with jewellery experts, fashion designers, writers and artists who all came to steal a glimpse of this precious treasure ahead of the public opening. Find out what some of them thought of the Cheapside Hoard.
The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels opens today and finishes on 27 April 2014. The exhibition is sponsored by Fabergé, Gemfields and Coutts, and supported by the Blavatnik Foundation.
Curator Hazel Forsyth introduces The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels
An introduction to an exhibition nearly 400 years in the making, The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels at the Museum of London. Interviews by exhibition curator Hazel Forsyth, jewellery conservator Catherine Nightingale and sponsor Ian Harebottle (CEO, Gemfields).
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A major new exhibition investigating the secrets of the Cheapside Hoard at the Museum of London. This extraordinary and priceless treasure of late 16th and early 17th century jewels and gemstones -- displayed in its entirety for the first time in over a century -- was discovered in 1912, buried in a cellar on Cheapside in the City of London.