• Future mutation by Luke Jerram landing page image

    Disease X virtual exhibition

    Disease X: London’s next epidemic? was a temporary exhibition at the Museum of London between November 2018 and March 2019. The content is now live online

    Disease X online exhibition
  • Black and white image of a man standing in front of soundsystem

    Dub London: Bassline of a City

    2 October 2020 - 31 January 2021


    'That idea of belonging, of dub as a joyful refuge, is the overriding impression left by this new...exhibition at the Museum of London' - Evening Standard

    An exciting new display celebrating Dub Reggae and its influence on the capital.

  • Pilgrim badge from the shrine of St Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. This badge depicts the scene of Becket’s martyrdom. An inscription at the base of the badge reads 'THOMAS MA’ (meaning ‘Thomas Martyr’). Becket is on his knees in front of an altar with four knights attacking him. Behind the altar stands the figure of Edward Grim, a clerk who tried to stop Becket’s murder. One of the knights carries a shield with two bears’ heads on it, identifying him as Reginald Fitzurse (through the visual pun on the Latin ‘ursus’, meaning ‘bear’). Fitzurse was the knight popularly believed to have struck final blow that killed Becket. An irregular line running across the badge suggests that it was made in a cracked mould.


    From 14 February 2020

    Undertake your own mini-pilgrimage and discover the extraordinary life of St Thomas Becket through our collection of pilgrim badges.

  • Collection of news headlines about public executions


    Executions, due to open on 16 October 2020, will no longer be opening due to the financial implications of COVID-19.

    For those that have already booked tickets our Box Office will be in touch to offer a refund.

  • Abraham Hondius, A Frost Fair on the Thames at Temple Stairs, 1684, oil on canvas

    Talking Point: Tales of the River

    From 14 February 2020

    How do we best tell the story of the Thames? A new museum needs new ideas. We want to know what you think.

  • Group shot of the vegetable dolls in our collection

    Collecting for London

    From 13 December 2018

    See some of our most recent acquisitions and discover more stories of Londoners past and present.

  • Photography in London.

    Beyond Documentary

    From 27 April 2018

    Take a look at the experimental London photography collected by the museum over the past three years.