Thursday, 11 January 2018

Museum of London - Announcing Roman Dead, a major exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands

Roman Dead
25 May – 28 Oct 2018

In 2017 an extremely rare sarcophagus (stone coffin) was excavated from Harper Road in Southwark, where an ancient Roman cemetery is known to have once stood.

Discover the story behind this remarkable find when it goes on public display for the first time in a major new exhibition opening at the Museum of London Docklands on 25 May 2018.

Through our world renowned collection of human remains and grave goods, Roman Dead will explore rituals, burials and beliefs in Londinium, offering a glimpse into the lives – and deaths – of Londoners in our ancient city.

Entry is free but groups of 10 or more people should book in advance. Exclusive tours by the exhibition curators are available upon request.
Image credit: Southwark Council
New displays at the Museum of London
Spring 2018

Unearthed from the Victorian sewers of Whitechapel, an enormous congealed mass of fat consisting of wet wipes, nappies, oil and more, amazed and disgusted people around the world as it hit the headlines last autumn.

This year, we’re bringing the only remaining section of the infamous fatberg to the Museum of London in a visceral, free display as part of our City Now City Future season.

Keep an eye on our website for more details coming soon.

Image credit: Port of London Authority
Votes for Women
2 Feb 2018 – 6 Jan 2019

This free display marks the centenary of the 1918 Act that gave some women the right to vote in the UK and focuses specifically on the militant Suffragette campaign.

Discover the personal stories of the Suffragettes, learn how the movement was organised and reflect on the contemporary relevance of the campaign through a newly-commissioned film. Then view iconic objects from our unique Suffragette collection, including Emmeline Pankhurst’s hunger strike medal.

You can see more of the museum’s Suffragette collection on permanent display in the Galleries of Modern London.

New major exhibition at the Museum of London
London Nights
11 May  11 Nov 2018

Discover how photographers have long been inspired by London at night, from twinkling lights and buzzing nightlife to the more sinister aspects of a city in darkness.

This evocative, major exhibition showcase works from the 19th century to the present day by photographers such as Alvin Langdon Coburn, Bill Brandt, Nick Turpin and Rut Blees Luxemburg.

Groups of 10 or more receive 20% off full-price adult tickets (standard tickets £12, advance booking £11, off peak Wednesdays £10). Members of the travel trade are invited to speak to us about commission selling.

Enhance a visit with a 45 minute introductory tour from the exhibition curator.