Museum of London
02/23/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
What do you think this mystery object might be? It is small, 66mm long and made of iron. This 13th century is in great condition despite its age. We will reveal the answer in an hour.
Museum of London
02/23/2017 at 10:03. Facebook
Happy Birthday to Samuel Pepys, born on this day in 1633. Pepys observed the fire from afar, making detailed recordings of it in his diary. He buried many of his household goods, including a parmesan cheese! Help Pepys bury his cheese in our Minecraft version of 17th century London at the time of the fire. More info: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Or visit Fire! Fire! to learn more: [ Ow.ly Link ]
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yesterday at 16:00. Facebook
In 1666, Thomas Smith wrote about the kindness of King Charles II during the Great Fire of London. Click the video to listen. Find out more personal stories at Fire! Fire! - [ Ow.ly Link ]
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yesterday at 10:30. Facebook
Cake top decoration from the wedding cake of Reg and Eileen Flavell, featuring an icing sugar model of a liquid waste disposal truck.
Reg and Eileen met at The Mechanical Cleansing Service Ltd of Burbage Road Dulwich, a company specialising in liquid waste disposal founded by Eileen’s father Alfred Rice in 1927.
Because the company was so important to their courtship, it was only fitting that...
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Museum of London
02/21/2017 at 10:30. Facebook
Liverpool Street station underground, 1940 as captured by Bill Brandt. Brandt's photographs of people sleeping in air raid shelters in World War II feature in our free exhibition Perspectives of Destruction: Images of London, 1940-44. Brandt was one of the several artists tasked by the government to record the Blitz in London. See this and other photographs and paintings on display until 8...
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Museum of London
02/20/2017 at 10:30. Facebook
This finger ring from 1840 commemorates the marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on 10 February 1840. Six dozen of these rings were ordered from the royal jewellers, Rundell, Bridge and Rundell. The royal couple presented the rings to their friends and relations at the time of their marriage.
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Museum of London
02/19/2017 at 16:30. Facebook
David Garrick, actor, playwright, theatre manager and producer would have celebrated his 300th birthday this year.
During his career, Garrick not only continued to excel in both tragic and comic roles, but also to write and direct plays. He is particularly noted for his role in popularising the works of Shakespeare and bringing his plays to a wide audience.
Curator Tom Ardill introduces us...
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02/19/2017 at 10:30. Facebook
The electric telegraph was patented by William Fothergill Cooke and Charles Wheatstone in 1837. Early telegraphic instruments were developed for use on London's new railway network. Telegraph wires ran alongside the railway tracks between stations.
This four-needle telegraph was patented by Cooke and Wheatstone. The needles moved when a current was passed through electromagnets behind them....
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Museum of London
02/18/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
We hope love lasts longer than a day so why not revisit the peek inside our collection of beautiful, unusual and sometimes bizarre Victorian Valentine's cards [ Ow.ly Link ]
Museum of London
02/18/2017 at 10:30. Facebook
Spot the mannequin. A young woman dresses the window of a shop in 1963. Learn more about our extensive dress and textiles collection : [ Ow.ly Link ]
Museum of London
02/17/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
Any brides to be, or those recently married should take note of senior fashion curator Beatrice Behlen's tips on how to store a wedding dress in this video.

How to Store a Wedding Dress

Beatrice Behlen, the Senior Curator of Fashion and Decorative Arts at the Museum of London, shows you how to pack a wedding dress, using a beautiful silk gow...

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Museum of London
02/17/2017 at 12:23. Facebook
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02/17/2017 at 10:30. Facebook
Fire! Fire! closes in 3 months on 17 April. Book now: [ Ow.ly Link ]
These two plans were drawn by Christopher Wren (bottom) and John Evelyn (top). They are suggestions of how London should have been rebuilt after the Great Fire of London. Wren submitted his plan to rebuild London on 11 September 1666, only six days after the fire was extinguished. Like the other plans, Wren’s design was...
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Museum of London
02/16/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
We're live on Facebook with Fire! Fire! curator Meriel Jeater and a young visitor to the exhibition, Oisín. They will be chatting about the exhibition together and looking at some objects from the fire. Don’t forget to ask your questions in the comments below.
Museum of London
02/16/2017 at 11:30. Facebook
Discover article: Happy birthday David Garrick: London's greatest actor.
19 February 2017 marks 300 years since the birth of David Garrick, the actor, playwright, theatre manager and producer who introduced a new realistic acting style onto the stage and had a profound influence on all aspects of British theatre. Read on to find out more about him: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Painting: David Garrick and...
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02/16/2017 at 11:12. Facebook
Join us on Facebook Live at 2pm as Oisín, aged 7, quizzes the curator of Fire! Fire!, Meriel Jeater, as she handles some key objects from the exhibition.
Museum of London
02/16/2017 at 10:16. Facebook
Gay's the Word is a bookshop located on 66 Marchmont Street in Bloomsbury. Named after an Ivor Novello song, Gay's the Word was founded in 1979. The shop specialised in gay and lesbian literature and acted as a hub for the gay community.
In 1984 Customs and Excise officers raided 'Gay's the Word' as part of 'Operation Tiger'. They seized all imported titles on the grounds that they were...
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Did anyone get engaged yesterday? This wedding party was snapped by Henry Grant somewhere between 1951-1975. We don't have any other details about the happy couple, but we hope it was a special day for them.
We have over 1,700 Victorian Valentine's cards in our collection. Read our Discover article to find out more about them including those featuring crustaceans, cruel cards and stuffed canaries! ow.ly/tTM3308ZnQB
The New Love Poetry book was edited by Peter Roche and published in 1967. The cover was designed by Hapshash & the Coloured Coat, aka Michael English and Nigel Waymouth, the leading psychedelic artists in the UK during the late sixties. Nigel Waymouth also ran the Chelsea boutique, 'Granny Takes a Trip'. Contributors to the book include Adrian Mitchell, Roger McGough, Libby Houston, Michael...
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