0010 October 2018 -The Museum of London
On the day of the second royal wedding of the year we set off to visit the Museum of London to ‘discover London through history’. This was a new experience for many of us. It is part of the Barbican and not far from Postman’s Park - http://www.postmanspark.org.uk/ [Three of us visited this on the same day as we saw ‘War Horse’ several years ago!]
The permanent galleries have exhibits from ‘prehistory’ through the years to my favourite - the Cauldron designed by Thomas Heatherwick for the 2012 Olympics. It was worth the visit to be close to that! Of course, being a modern museum it has the latest digital technology as well as more traditional items in cases. The Victorian Walk was very well done with shops, etc. of the time and there were many short films in different areas. There were also temporary exhibitions and displays – so much to see! Both Gill and I remembered seeing the Lord Mayor’s Coach many years ago, but hadn’t seen it, so Gill asked and discovered that it is being restored at the moment but will be back after the Lord Mayor’s Show. If you search on YouTube you can see how they get the coach out of the Museum.
All in all it was a very good day with two very good journeys.