You have just one month left to visit the Museum of London before it closes for a few years as part of its planned move to a new building.

The museum will be closing to the public at its current site on 4th December 2022 and will spend the next few years moving to its new Smithfield site, with the intention to reopen in 2026 as the renamed London Museum.

So you have 31 days left to visit the museum at its London Wall home before the doors close and the dust sheets come out. One month left to see the Roman displays, the 20th-century rooms, the model railway, the moody Victorian shopping streets, Tom Daley’s swimming trunks, the suffragettes, or the huge model of St Paul’s Cathedral.

All these will soon be packed into crates and slowly moved to their new home close to Farringdon station.

Ahead of the closure, there are a couple of weekend festivals — one for families on 26th and 27th November, and an adults music festival on its closing weekend of 3rd and 4th December.

Both weekend festivals are free and don’t need tickets.

The closing weekend will also see the museum open overnight, opening on Saturday morning at 10am and closing its doors for the final time at 5pm on Sunday evening. Overnight the museum will also show films and host discussions that celebrate the city of London.

The museum’s final day will be marked with closure celebrations at 4:30pm inspired by the lighting of Thomas Heatherwick’s copper cauldron sculpture for the 2012 London Olympics – a symbolic passing of the flame from the museum’s past to the future and new home at West Smithfield.

Saturday 3rd December (10am – 5pm)

  • London’s Biggest Table Football Competition
  • Time tunnel
  • Illuminated Histories
  • Tours and interactive performances by the Walking Theatre Company

Saturday 3rd December (10.30am – 12.30pm)

  • DJ Workshop in collaboration with Sisu for all ages, with an introduction to DJing covering topics such as DJ equipment, musical structures, beat-matching and mixing techniques – limited places, booking essential

Saturday 3rd December (1pm – 5pm)

  • London Music through the Five Ages – Sisu DJ Collective

Saturday 3rd December (7pm – midnight)

  • Film Festival in collaboration with Film London, with films, shorts and discussions celebrating film and London’s role in its growth and development across the globe

Sunday 4th December (early morning)

  • Wake Up with Yoga at the Museum of London: in the foyer of the Museum of London for a free yoga class – bring your own mat.

Sunday 4th December (10am-5pm)

  • London’s biggest Table Football Competition
  • Time tunnel
  • Illuminated Histories
  • Tours and interactive performances by the Walking Theatre Company

Sunday 4th December (4.30-5pm)

  • Closing celebration inspired by the Olympic Cauldron

The Museum of London Docklands will remain open to visitors during the main museum closure.

There will also be an all-day conference on Saturday 19th November looking back at the history of the museum since it opened as the Museum of London in 1976 – tickets here.

This article was published on ianVisits


This website has been running now for just over a decade, and while advertising revenue contributes to funding the website, but doesn’t cover the costs. That is why I have set up a facility with DonorBox where you can contribute to the costs of the website and time invested in writing and research for the news articles.

It’s very similar to the way The Guardian and many smaller websites are now seeking to generate an income in the face of rising costs and declining advertising.

Whether its a one-off donation or a regular giver, every additional support goes a long way to covering the running costs of this website, and keeping you regularly topped up doses of Londony news and facts.

If you like what your read on here, then please support the website here.

Thank you

The post Just one month left until the Museum of London closes appeared first on ianVisits.