A comprehensive display in chronological order devoted to all aspects of London life from pre-history to the present day. See a Roman room, an 18th-century debtors' prison cell, Victorian streets and even hear the sounds of London at war. There is an audio-visual display of the great fire of London in 1666 and a programme of activities for children of all ages.
A series of new galleries will be open within the Museum of London in May 2010, which will recount the story of London and those who live and work in the capital, from 1666 to the present day. Officially titled Galleries Of Modern London, it is hoped that these new spaces will offer a further insight into the great city, and with its location, present the Museum as a whole, right in the heart of the capital during the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics.Several highlights of the new Galleries include the City Gallery, which houses the 253-year old Lord Mayor's Coach, positioned by a large window vista, offering both wondrous external (from London Wall) and internal views. Originally commissioned for the princely sum of £860, the highly-decorated Coach leaves the Museum every November, for the annual Lord Mayor's Show, and is placed within a gallery which informs the visitor of the myriad of workers and types of employment within the Square Mile. Another highlight is the evocative Pleasure Gardens, with the Georgian-costumed mannequins presented in hats by Philip Treacy and metal wigs by Yasemen Hussein, augmented by a 'live' performance of how pleasure gardens were used by the city's inhabitants, during the 1800s. In collaboration with Film London, digital artists The Light Surgeons present a bi-annual film commission, LDN24, which offers a 24 hours view of the life of the city. Over 7,000 objects make up the constantly-evolving story of the city and its environs, and the Galleries of Modern London make for a wondrous addition to the culture and social history of this great city.
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