Into the Groove

By mike henderson on 28 May 2012

This month  PhD student Rebecca Watts from the university of Reading talks about her recent research at the lab using skeletons from our archaeological collections. People are much easier to deal with when they are dead. This is a thought which has occurred to me many times during my time at the Museum of London – usually as I make my way home on the Circle Line during rush hour! But fear not, I do not harbour any homicidal impulses, I’ve simply been having a wonderful time looking at the remains of around 1,000 ancient Londoners at the Centre for […]

The Olympic stadium grounds

By peter strafford on 27 Jun 2011

Time is ticking away before the 20 images that will make up the Your 2012 free photography exhibition go on display dealing with the impact of the construction of the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London. Come along and see it when it starts at the Museum of London Docklands on the 22nd of July 2011. Obviously feverish action is taking place to make sure everything is ready and looking fantastic. Knowing the effort that is needed to make this exhibition take place makes myself even more impressed by the rate of progress at the Olympic site. Already the Aquatic Centre is ready as is the […]

Canal boat to the rescue

By peter strafford on 18 May 2011

Time is ticking away before the 20 images that will make up the Your 2012 free exhibition go on display dealing with the impact of the construction of the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London. Come along and see it when it starts at the Museum of London Docklands on 22nd  July 2011. In the meantime to whet your appetite here is a picture of one of the canal boats that have been doing such a great job in clearing up the canals in preparation for the Olympics next year. In case you are wondering just what they have to clear away check out the photo below. If you […]

The history of the Olympic site (part 2 of 3)

By peter strafford on 3 May 2011

Time is ticking away before the 20 images that will make up the Your 2012 free exhibition go on display dealing with the impact of the construction of the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London. Come along and see it when it starts at the Museum of London Docklands in July. As promised here is part two covering the history of the Olympic site Stratford Railway Works The Docks Area and Railway Yards were some of the largest in the country. In fact it was the hub of the suburban railway system and the principle locomotive running depot of the Great Eastern Railway, the largest in […]

The spirit of discovery: a word of welcome from the psychogeographical travel agency by Sebastian Groes

By star guest on 8 Apr 2011

Sebastian Groes c. Andrew Porter Ahead of his event with Will Self, at the Museum of London, on the 12th of April, Sebastian Groes talks psychogeography… In July 1992, my father went to Los Angeles for business, and took me with him. I was seventeen and, as a boy from a Dutch hamlet, knee-deep in polder mud and accustomed only to endless fields of tulips beneath a light blue skyscape. Soon I was bored of the endless visits to overheated warehouses and air-conditioned offices, and my father decided to drop me at Venice Beach. It was a working day, and […]

Fish n’ chips and the Apocalypse

By rosie bullimore on 29 Sep 2010

  The Adults Events Team that’s, Claire, Ailsa and Rosie, are getting ready for the Story of London LATE which celebrates the launch of the 2010 Story of London Festival and our new exhibition, London Futures. We have been flexing our futuristic green muscles, ensuring that all elements of the event are as far as possible sustainable and green. Our in house catering Benugo’s are serving up sustainable sourced Fish n’ chips…with mushy peas – as a team we were quite adamant that these were included! All the crockery and cutlery will be recyclable too. The Adult Events Team’s office […]