Unheard oral histories are released by the Museum of London to mark Windrush Day

In commemoration of Windrush Day, the Museum of London has released, for the first time, a selection of unheard oral histories from its collection. Recorded in 2018 as part of the Conversation Booth project at The Arrival event in City Hall, the Windrush Conversations tell each individual’s unique story of arrival in London and their… Read More Unheard oral histories are released by the Museum of London to mark Windrush Day

Here comes the sun: British Museum acquires incredible 3000-year-old gold pendant

In May 2018, a metal detectorist in Shropshire made the find of a lifetime: cushioned by peaty soil for 3,000 years was an astonishingly well-preserved gold pendant decorated on all its shimmering surfaces with semi-circles and geometric motifs. One side shows a stylized sun – a rare and hugely significant addition to the art and… Read More Here comes the sun: British Museum acquires incredible 3000-year-old gold pendant

Troy at the British Museum: Exploring the legacy of Homer’s The Iliad and Greek mythology in art

The story of the fall of Troy is one that has survived the test of time through endless retellings during in every time period since the era of Ancient Greece. The classic myths and their influences are still as popular today as they were when the stories were first told orally by story tellers to… Read More Troy at the British Museum: Exploring the legacy of Homer’s The Iliad and Greek mythology in art

Bronze Age treasure comes to the Museum of London Docklands – What can the Havering Hoard tell us about the history of the UK’s capital city?

If you are a Londoner, you will know that not only are you surrounded by history in the buildings around you but you have walked upon it. If you have ever taken the London Underground you have travelled under and even through the city’s history. All of us are a little curious to see what… Read More Bronze Age treasure comes to the Museum of London Docklands – What can the Havering Hoard tell us about the history of the UK’s capital city?