The Crime Museum at the Museum of London

I’m not going to lie – I’ve been excited about this exhibition since it was announced, officially, in March. The Metropolitan Police Force’s Crime Museum, formerly the Black Museum was something that was taking on almost legendary status with this Museum Adventurer. Only accessible to the force, and of a particular interest to those who were…

14 things you might not know about Sherlock Holmes

The Museum of London are currently showing an exhibition about the most famous fictional detective of all time: Sherlock Holmes. Putting together an exhibition about a character that never really existed must have been quite a challenge for the team at the museum – how can you tell a story through objects when it’s already…

The Eagle Has Landed

It is times like this I really love London. It’s one of those rare cities that no matter where you dig, some history will be unearthed. You’ve probably heard about the latest finding, a Roman Eagle from nearly two thousand years ago; a stone-carved wonder that’s had the newspapers raving. “Exceptional” ran the headline of…

Cover Story: The Radio Times at 90

The Radio Times is a beloved British Institution, up there – I’m sure- with the Monarchy and drinking tea. This year sees The Radio Times turning ninety, and what better way to look back at nearly a century’s worth of history than with an exhibition at The Museum of London ? For those of you who…

A Royal Arrival At the Museum of London

At the time of writing, it seems that the world -or at least the UK- is awaiting the patter of tiny feet. Not just any tiny feet, Royal tiny feet, as the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William expect their first-born child and the UK awaits the arrival of the heir to the throne; and a…

An Eternal Flame: London’s Olympic Legacy at the Museum of London

It seemed like it was an age in coming. The build up seemed endless. No one really thought we’d be ready in time, until an American Presidential Candidate questioned London’s preparedness. Then all of a sudden the Games were upon us, announcing itself in the patriotic and defiant roar of Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony. All…

Top 5 Animal Mummies

Yes, you did read the title correctly! Today I am exploring and revealing the top 5 mummified animals I have found in my adventures so far. We all know the Egyptians would mummify their dead, but not everyone realises that they would also mummify their animals too. There is lots of evidence to suggest that…

London Volunteers in Museums Awards 2012

London has more museums than any other major city; there are big ones, little ones and many more in between. Last night I was lucky enough to be in attendance at a swanky soiree at the Museum of London to celebrate the most important people in London’s museums. Not the Neil Macgregors, but the people…