When objects get competitive…

By adam corsini on 1 Jul 2014

From 1971's excavations at Appian Road, Old FordFrom 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 1

One of the favourite aspects of our Volunteer Inclusion Programme is that we come across loads of incredible artefacts spanning London’s history. And during our current project we’ve encountered some beauties. What we then like to do is get them battling it out, with you, The Great Blog Reading Public, helping to decide which is the very best. No real reason to do this apart from fun. So let’s get started.

Read the full postRead the full post

What’s your favourite London bridge?

By Andrew Marcus on 30 Jun 2014
Sir Peter Bazalgette launches Bridge at the Museum of London Docklands

Sir Peter Bazalgette launches Bridge at the Museum of London Docklands

On 26 June 2014 we celebrated the opening of Bridge at Museum of London Docklands. In his welcome speech Chair of Arts Council England, Sir Peter Bazalgette, asked our guests to vote for their favourite London bridge. Find out what our guests said below!  Read the full postRead the full post

Bridge: Views of London’s famous crossings

By francis marshall on 26 Jun 2014
'London from the Roof of Albion Mills' by Robert Barker, Henry Aston Barker and Frederick Birnie

‘London from the Roof of Albion Mills’ by Robert Barker, Henry Aston Barker and Frederick Birnie

I’ve often been struck by the number of people I know who feel there’s something very special about crossing a London bridge. Read the full postRead the full post

Animating Thomas Becket

By meriel jeater on 23 Jun 2014

pilgrim-badge

Some of the highlights of the Museum of London’s medieval collection are the pilgrim souvenirs from Thomas Becket’s shrine in Canterbury. This shrine was the most important in the country in the medieval period and thousands of Londoners would have made the four-day journey to Canterbury Cathedral, bringing back small pewter badges and holy water bottles as proof of their visit. Read the full postRead the full post