MoL raises more money for move

The Museum of London has announced significant support totalling £15m towards its bold, ambitious plans to create a new museum for London in West Smithfield. A major grant of £10m from the Linbury Trust, the charitable foundation established by Lord and Lady Sainsbury of Preston Candover, and initial support of £5m* National Lottery funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) make up the latest high-profile support for creating a spectacular new home for the museum in the historic heart of the city.    The Linbury Trust’s support of £10m is one of the largest gifts in the museum’s … [Read more...]

Culture Mile: Invitation to consultation pop-ups

With the proposed Cultural Hub linking the proposed new Museum of London site in Smithfield, the Barbican Centre and the proposed new state-of-the-art concert hall on the current MoL site being relaunched as the Culture Mile, The City of London is inviting interested parties to participate in a series of consultation pop-up.  The text of the Invitation - and the dates - are set out below: I am writing to share information on some upcoming consultation events taking place over the summer in connection with the Culture Mile. The Culture Mile, stretching from Farringdon to Moorgate is an … [Read more...]

Sherlock Holmes – The Man Who Never Lived and Will Never Die

Sherlock Holmes - The Man Who Never Lived and Will Never Die  The giant jewelled salamanders have disappeared from the Museum of London roundabout and been replaced by a mysterious gathering of pink stickmen dancing around the rotunda. All this can mean only one thing - a new exhibition at the museum has opened. Kate West went to see the new show. Taken from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1903 short story ‘The Adventure of the Dancing Men’, the pink stickmen on the London Wall roundabout herald the new Sherlock Holmes exhibition which opened at the Museum of London in October. Hot on the heels … [Read more...]