Collecting for London
Our most recent acquisitions, telling the stories of Londoners past and present. To visit this exhibition, you must now book a free timed entry ticket to the museum. You can do so by clicking the Book Now button below.
The museum holds some seven million items in its London Collection.
We regularly add to our collection, acquiring items that reflect the past and present of this unique city. We do not just collect precious or beautiful objects, we are also interested in the everyday, things that at first glance might not look very special. The context and associated information of even simple objects can often tell us a lot about the history of the capital and in particular the Londoners who lived, or live, here.
This display showcases some of the recent additions made to the collection, highlighting a very diverse range of stories.