New free exhibitions at the Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands

Get ready for some fascinating history lessons

Updated on 21 January 2020 • Written By Maha Khan

New free exhibitions at the Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands

The Museum of London and the Museum of London Docklands will be seeing two free experiences join their roster of exhibitions. Museum-goers are in for a treat for the next couple of months, as the new temporary exhibitions offer fresh insights into the city of London.

Fans of arguably one of the most famous British bands, The Clash, and keen history buffs should get excited with the arrival of the exhibits.

The pop-up exhibitions experiences are the The Clash: London Calling and Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery. The former will be a new addition to the Museum of London and will provide a peek behind the curtain of The Clash’s most famous album, London Calling, and its effect on the rock music scene.

Visitors of the museum, which is due to relocate to Smithfield Market later on in the year, will be able to peruse the band’s personal effects, pictures, and go beneath the surface to understand the backstory of the successful musicians. The go-to city museum will play host to the new showcase in its impressive exhibition spaces, which will run until 19 April.

At the Museum of London Docklands, Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery will shine light on the largest ever archaeological find in London. The stunning Grade I-listed, five-story Georgian warehouse, overlooking the river, will showcase almost 500 items for visitors to explore, and uncover what the city was like in the Bronze Age, from 3 April.

Whether you’re in the mood to learn about one of your favourite albums or discover London’s prehistoric past, both museums are free and a great way to spend a rainy day learning and immersing yourself in history.

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