London History Day 2018

London History Day sees cultural venues across the capital - including many Art Fund partners - open their doors to reveal special behind-the-scenes tours, rarely seen exhibits and one-off events.

More than 70 of London's museums, galleries and cultural spaces will open their doors on Thursday 31 May 2018 to reveal special behind-the-scenes tours, rarely seen exhibits, and numerous one-off events, celebrating the capital's unique identity.

This year's theme is 'courage', with many of the events organised for London History Day touching on the pioneering spirit, heroism, initiative and kindness layered in our collective history.

The list of participating venues includes 24 Art Fund partners, who are putting on special events, so it's a great chance to visit as many as you can during the day. They are:

  • Ben Uri Gallery and Museum
  • Benjamin Franklin House
  • British Library
  • Charles Dickens Museum
  • Chiswick House and Gardens
  • Dulwich Picture Gallery
  • The Foundling Museum
  • Garden Museum
  • The Geffrye Museum
  • Guildhall Art Gallery and London’s Roman Amphitheatre
  • Handel & Hendrix
  • Jewish Museum London
  • Kingston Museum and Kingston History Centre
  • Lambeth Archives
  • Museum of London
  • National Army Museum
  • National Gallery
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Royal Academy of Arts
  • Royal College of Music Museum
  • RIBA
  • South London Gallery
  • St Paul’s Cathedral
  • V&A Museum of Childhood

This interactive map has all the details or what's on or you can explore by category on Historic England's website.

Also, don't forget to follow #LondonHistoryDay on Twitter.

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