Museum of London
03/26/2017 at 09:30. Facebook
This print is by Swiss artist Henri Merke, produced 1799. The image shows a man selling flowers to a woman and a child who could be her daughter. plate underneath the image reads "Cries of London, No. 6 / All a growing a growing: heres Flowers for your Gardens"
Merke, was an engraver and specialist in aquatint. He worked in London 1800-1820; printmaker.
Museum of London
03/25/2017 at 13:01. Facebook
What do you think of of our new bespoke 'London Icons' shop range? Designed by illustrator Sarah Taylor Designs
Museum of London
03/25/2017 at 10:30. Facebook
This Chinese hand-painted wallpaper originally came from Clarence House in Brockwell Park, south east London. This panel is decorated with bamboo, tropical birds and flowers. Wallpaper of this kind did not have a repeating pattern. Instead, several panels were joined together to create a panoramic landscape. During the 18th century, wealthy people often furnished rooms in the chinoiserie...
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Museum of London
03/24/2017 at 17:28. Facebook
This video shows our seventeenth century fire engine being restored across the course of almost four months.

See it in person at our Fire! Fire! exhibition - [ Ow.ly Link ]
Museum of London
03/24/2017 at 13:30. Facebook
You can see Blue Peter presenter Barney Harwood's Red Nose Day joke on display at the Museum of London until 2 April. Watch the Blue Peter episode to find out more: ow.ly/ju5L30adqlY
Museum of London
03/24/2017 at 13:30. Facebook
You can see Blue Peter presenter Barney Harwood's Red Nose Day joke on display at the Museum of London until 2 April. Watch the Blue Peter episode to find out more: ow.ly/ju5L30adqlY
Museum of London
03/24/2017 at 13:01. Facebook
Roman box handle, Recovered from the Walbrook stream bed, close to the eastern edge. From around AD 50 to 410, Londinium, was the largest city in Britannia and a vital international port. See it on display in Roman London [ Ow.ly Link ]
Museum of London
03/24/2017 at 09:22. Facebook
Calling all runners. Alex Werner, our head of history collections highlights seven places of historical interest on the Marathon route. [ Ow.ly Link ]
Image: Rolls of paper being unloaded in Surrey commercial docks 1953.
Museum of London
03/23/2017 at 11:35. Facebook
This mechanical sweet container and dispenser depicts the Hansel and Gretel gingerbread house. When lever at the side is depressed, the face of the Witch in a red cap appears at the window and the small door near the base opens. A narrow vertical container attached at the back of the toy would hold sweets. As the lever is depressed the picture in the window changes and a sweet is dispensed....
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Museum of London
03/22/2017 at 10:30. Facebook
The first licensed petrol-driven taxi appeared in London in 1903. This vehicle was licensed for use as a London taxicab in 1908, by which time over 2,000 motorcabs were competing for business with horse-drawn hansoms and four-wheeled growlers. In 1907 the taximetre was made compulsory for cabs. Fares were set at 8d (8 pence) a mile. Read more about where to see this taxi on display: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Museum of London
03/21/2017 at 17:35. Facebook
Use beautiful papers to transform a plain glass tea-light holder into your own unique creation through découpage in this workshop led by London Craft Clubat 1.30pm on 25 March. Find out more: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Museum of London
03/21/2017 at 10:30. Facebook
On this day in 1922 Queen Mary formally opened Waterloo Station. Work had begun on rebuilding in 1909 but had been interrupted by war. This picture of the station was taken in 1950. The luggage being carried by the ladies in the centre looks very heavy and cumbersome.
Fire! Fire! our interactive, family-friendly exhibition exploring the Great Fire of 1666 closes on 17 April. Book your place now and catch this "vivid, gutsy and relevant return to the Great Fire of London" [ Ow.ly Link ]
Between 19 March 2017 - 30 April 2017 bring your family to the museum and join a host for free museum-inspired activities such as themed art workshops or archaeological challenges. Book: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Contract issued by Richard Akerman, Keeper of Newgate Prison, to Charles Douglas Bowden, Deputy Marshall of the Admiralty Court, for the delivery of Thomas Smith (alias Harding), and Robert Main for execution at Execution Dock, Wapping, following their conviction for piracy, in 1762. Find out more about this piracy here: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Devastation City: Panorama of Ruin, 1941 by Graham Sutherland
This is one of a number of drawings Graham Sutherland made in response to the bombing of London during the Second World War.
Although Sutherland was an official War Artist from 1940 until 1944, he made his London drawings in 1941. They concentrate on the City and East End, and form some of the most haunting images of his war...
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In 1804 a factory was established at the Tower of London to manufacture small arms for the Board of Ordnance which supplied Britain's armed forces. This India pattern flintlock musket from 1805 was a standard service weapon in the British Army.
The lock plate is stamped with the 'Tower' mark and the royal cypher of George III. Military service weapons were manufactured to government...
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In 1804 a factory was established at the Tower of London to manufacture small arms for the Board of Ordnance which supplied Britain's armed forces. This India pattern flintlock musket from 1805 was a standard service weapon in the British Army.
The lock plate is stamped with the 'Tower' mark and the royal cypher of George III. Military service weapons were manufactured to government...
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This block of soap (1930-1965) was collected from St Leonard's Children's Home in Hornchurch Road, Essex. The Home was built in 1889 by the poor-law guardians of the parish of St Leonard Shoreditch to house orphans and destitute children. The 80 acre site comprised 11 cottages, each originally for 30 children with a school, workshops, bakery, swimming bath and clinic. It was extended in the...
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There's just one more month in which to see our "vivid, gutsy and relevant" #FireFire exhibition that enables visitors to experience the destruction of the fire through the eyes of people who were there at the time; explore evidence and find out how the city rose from the ashes. Book your place now [ Ow.ly Link ]