Making Medieval Melodies: Top 3 archaeological musical instruments

By adam corsini on 16 Jul 2014

Medieval Key from BillingsgateJew's Harp from Custom HouseBone pipe from Thames Exchange

Tomorrow night our Archaeological Archive will be undergoing a Medieval musical makeover. We’re turning the lights down for torch lit tours of our stores, our curators have been tasked with talking about their top medieval artefacts and we’ve commissioned musicians to create modern medieval inspired melodies. Read the full postRead the full post

A Summer of Excavations at Headstone Manor

By adam corsini on 14 Jul 2014

Over the last few weeks the Museum of London has been undertaking a season of work at Headstone Manor in London’s Harrow.

Katie, one of the staff at the Harrow Museum, looks on anxiously as a mobile crane moves our temporary office into position outside the Great Barn – one of the most important medieval timber buildings to survive in London.

Katie, one of the staff at the Harrow Museum, looks on anxiously as a mobile crane moves our temporary office into position outside the Great Barn – one of the most important medieval timber buildings to survive in London.

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The Final Three

By adam corsini on 9 Jul 2014


From 1981's excavations at Swan LaneFrom 1981's excavations at Swan LaneFrom 1969's excavations at Lefevre Road

Object of VIP13: The Final

Over the past fortnight the Museum of London’s Archaeological Archive has taken to these blog pages to dazzle you with the cream of the crop of our archaeological collections. In each of the three preliminary rounds,  five objects have battled for your favour in an effort to determine which has been the best artefact that our volunteers have come across during the 13th Volunteer Inclusion Project (VIP13). Here are the final three: Read the full postRead the full post

Bridging the Great Divide

By beverley cook on 8 Jul 2014

Bridge-image

As a child growing up in east London in the 1960s going ‘over the water’ was a rare event. For me the River Thames was a ‘great divide’ that separated me physically and psychologically from an area of London I had no reason to visit. Bridges bore no significance and appeared to stretch from my side of the river into the great unknown. Read the full postRead the full post

The Object of this Blog? Find a Winner

By adam corsini on 7 Jul 2014


From 1969's excavations at Lefevre RoadFrom 1969's excavations at Lefevre RoadFrom 1981's excavations at Swan LaneFrom 1981's excavations at Swan LaneFrom 1981's excavations at Swan Lane

Object of VIP13 – Round 3

For the past week we’ve been pitting objects against each other to determine which has been the best of those worked through during the Museum of London’s 13th Volunteer Inclusion Project. Round 1′s winner was the sword/scabbard pilgrim badge and it is joined in the final with Round 2′s winner, which is…. Read the full postRead the full post