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Fire! Fire! Explore the 5 days in 1666 when London burned down.

350 years ago London was devastated by the The Great Fire of London. Fires were commonplace in London as the city was full of wooden buildings on narrow streets,  but this one was a disaster of major proportions when 13,200 houses and 87 churche...

It's a bumper season for exhibitions in London

There are always great exhibitions worth visiting in London, often at smaller, less well known museums.  However, sometimes blockbuster shows hit town at the same time and this is one of those times. Londoners and visitors are frantically trying...

London in the Eyes of a Tourist

London is a very famous place not only for its culture oddities and attractions, but also for its top museums and different attractions, markets and restaurants, and unique tours as well.
by All Vacation Travel on Sep 26, 2012

Protecting the bodies of the dead

On 19 October 2012 the Museum of London will open Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men, which will explore the early 19th century history of human dissection and the trade in dead bodies. Osteologist and exhibition curator Jelena Bekvalac talks a...
by BriefLondon on Apr 30, 2012

Syon Park Excavation – At the first sign of trouble

Bookings are now open for our 2012 summer training excavation at Syon Park, Hounslow. More information and booking details can be found on our website: www.museumoflondon.org.uk/syon. Kath Creed, one of our key event organisers, explains how progress...
by BriefLondon on Apr 16, 2012

Syon Park Excavation – At the first sign of trouble

Bookings are now open for our 2012 summer training excavation at Syon Park, Hounslow. More information and booking details can be found on our website: www.museumoflondon.org.uk/syon. Kath Creed, one of our key event organisers, explains how progress...
by BriefLondon on Apr 16, 2012

Game Over

And so it ends. The London Archaeological Archive & Research Centre’s highly successful Volunteer Inclusion Programme has drawn to a close. It all started in August 2008, with our first VIP volunteer joining us on 29th September. Since th...
by BriefLondon on Mar 23, 2012

Curtain Calls

You know that feeling you get when you’re reading a really good book and you know there’s only a few pages left, but you’ve really enjoyed it and part of you doesn’t want the book to end, but part of you wants to know the endi...
by BriefLondon on Mar 21, 2012

The Final Countdown

It’s been a bit about objects…     It’s been a been a bit about our volunteers…     It’s been a bit about our visitors…     …and it’s been about how everyone, volunteers & visitors have...
by BriefLondon on Mar 16, 2012

Photographs from school

As Anna from our Collections online team continues to work to bring 1,000 images by renowned photo journalist Henry Grant to our website. We share some of her favourite photographs from the collection now available to view online: The first group...
by BriefLondon on Mar 13, 2012

Did someone call a Doctor?

Well hello again dear readers of this Museum of London Blog. For those who have never met me before my name is Dr W and I usually help out the osteologists at the museum’s Centre for Human Bioarchaeology. Recently however, I’ve been volun...
by BriefLondon on Mar 12, 2012

Giving up their time

by BriefLondon on Mar 10, 2012

LAARC VIP10: Volunteer Profile – Maria

Each week during our current project celebration the archaeological archive’s 10th Anniversary we’re posting volunteer profiles letting you find out a bit more about our excellent volunteers. Today’s it’s Maria: 1)    When...
by BriefLondon on Mar 6, 2012

Something fishy’s going on…

Every week as part of our archive’s 10th anniversary celebrations we post volunteer profiles to let you know a bit more about our excellent team of volunteers. But sometimes, our excellent objects also want to be heard. So here’s one of o...
by BriefLondon on Feb 24, 2012

Top Three Reasons to Visit Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf in East London is one of the most dramatic and fast become recognizable addition to London’s skyline. The development in this part of London has been a booming business area with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...
by Frameless World on Feb 23, 2012

LAARC VIP10: Volunteer Profile – Jim

Each week during our our current Visitor Inclusion Project celebrating 10 years of the Archaeological Archive, we’re posting Volunteer Profiles allowing you to find out a little bit more about our superb volunteers. Today’s it’s Jim...
by BriefLondon on Feb 15, 2012

Love Notes

Sis said John wants to take Irene out. Never saw him today. Bought Cigarettes. Saw Ernie. This is the first entry in Gladys Sandford’s 1942 diary and it could hardly be any more intriguing. Does John really want to take Irene out? Is that why G...
by BriefLondon on Feb 14, 2012

The more unusual Valentine cards in our collection…

As of today the whole of the Museum’s collection of  Victorian Valentine cards  is available online, so be sure to take a look and find your favourites via this link .  Collection online project assistant Ellie, who will be talking about som...
by BriefLondon on Feb 14, 2012

Night walking through London with Charles Dickens

“Some year ago, a temporary inability to sleep, referable to a distressing impression, caused me to walk about the streets all night, for a series of several nights” Night Walks by Charles Dickens It was a much different world when Charles Dicken...
by Perceptive Travel Blog on Feb 13, 2012

The making of Valentine’s cards in the 19th century

Following on from collections online project assistant Ellie’s first blog post about the Museum’s collection of 19th century valentine cards (which can be read here) and in advance of the collection being made available on our website so...
by BriefLondon on Feb 13, 2012


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