With so many museums dotted around London, it can often be difficult to choose the best ones for you to visit during your stay in the city. After all, visiting all the museums in the city would take you weeks on end, and whilst all the great value London City Break Deals may have you tempted to stay for months, not very many of us could commit to dedicating all our holiday to museums. With a little more information about what’s on offer, you can make an informed decision about the museums you’ll find it most enjoyable to visit. And so with that we introduce to you the museum of London.
Unlike other Museums in the city, the museum of London has a focus on the history of the city itself, dating back to the prehistoric beginnings of the capital. Located very close to the Barbican area, guests at the Montcalm Suites London will find the museum a short walk away and part of the 60’s and 70’s built area around the Barbican, part of a striking redevelopment of Blitz damaged East London. With over six million objects, the Museum of London is one of the largest collections of urban history in the world, and is primarily focused on the social history of the city. With such a unique insight, the museum of London attracts over a million visitors every year.
City Now City Future
With a focus on the social, it’s no surprise that the Museum of London has commissioned these installations and art pieces by artists such as Niall McDiarmid, creating a collaborative and collective portrait of the city. Featuring over a hundred events and a large exhibition of work, the City Now City Future exhibition includes Niall McDiarmid’s street portraits, showing every day Londoner’s in all their glory. Blast Theory, a group of artists exploring the world of interactive art have teamed up with artist Lady Lucy with an opportunity to contribute towards the works on display.
Junk is an exhibit at the Museum of London which focuses on our intrinsic need to recycle and how this has been a past time for Londoners for centuries now. The exhibit focuses on how over the centuries items have been repaired, altered, or broken down for reuse or recycling. The exhibit holds many such examples of this from throughout the past centuries and also has a focus on sustainability and recycling, very current issues in a city so polluted.
Victorian Art and Charity
The Victorian art and charity exhibit uses William Macduff’s 1862 painting Shaftesbury as a jumping off point for ponderings on the way that Victorian Londoners depicted the idea of charity. Macduff’s painting shows two boys staring into a print shop window and contributed towards philanthropist Lord Shaftesbury’s campaigning for charitable reform. The exhibit as a whole explores such campaigns and the views towards charity that Victorians had as well as the art that concerned these efforts.#