The Museum of London’s record-breaking year!

By sarah madden, blog editor on 12 Mar 2014
A crowd of Late London revellers doing the 'one million' dance.

A crowd of Late London revellers doing the ‘one million’ dance.

This year has been a busy one for the museum with the launch of The Cheapside Hoard and preparations already underway for Sherlock Holmes, and we’re thrilled to announce that as of last week, one million people visited the Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands in just 11 months! Read the full postRead the full post

London Street Photography: a curators view by Mike Seaborne

By other museum staff on 28 Feb 2011

Today street photography is a vibrant part of London’s visual culture. It seems to reflect perfectly the diversity and controlled chaos of one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Contemporary street photographers are attracted by the endless supply of curious incidents and unexpected juxtapositions that contribute so much to London’s character. However, street photography in London is far from new. The first ‘instantaneous’ street scenes – those where traffic and people are captured in mid-motion – were taken in the early 1860s and by the 1890s candid street photographers with hand-held, and sometimes hidden, cameras were snapping Londoners […]