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Behind-the-Scenes: London History Day 2018 Events

  • Aerial view of Barbican Centre

    Barbican Centre

    Discover the fascinating history behind the building of the Centre and the surrounding estate.

  • British Library entrance

    British Library

    Learn about the Library's history, collections and architecture on a tour of our building.

  • Pilot in biplane

    Centre for Life-Writing Research, King’s College London Archives

    Archive objects, short talks and a guided walk along the Strand with KCL Archives.

  • Exterior of Charles Dickens Museum

    Charles Dickens Museum

    Visitors will be treated to a museum trail and talk and can then follow Boz’s example taking a brief evening stroll through Bloomsbury and Seven Dials.

  • People i white coats mouth pipetting at NIMR

    Francis Crick Institute

    Get hands-on with scientific objects from our heritage collection, not usually shown on display, in this special 'Meet a Scientist' session.

  • Institute of Historical Research

    Institute of Historical Research

    Layers of London is an innovative project that will provide access online to London's heritage.

  • Bea Green's accordion

    Jewish Museum London

    A chance to hear, see and touch London's Jewish history with a curator talk and object handling session illustrating stories of courage.

  • Aerial view of airfield

    Kenley Revival Project

    Take a two-mile walk around RAF Kenley with the Kenley Revival Project Manager and learn about RAF Kenley's significant Battle of Britain history.

  • Painting of a couple dancing outside the Artichoke public house in Lambeth Marsh, now Lower Marsh.

    Lambeth Archives Department

    A behind-the-scenes tour at Lambeth Archives.

  • Girl using a magnifying glass to look at an old document

    London Metropolitan Archives

    The exciting story of London’s women and their power revealed through a programme of workshops, film, talks, tours and document displays.

  • Drawing of multistorey building

    Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

    What might London look like if its architecture had turned out differently? Find out through architectural drawings in the RIBA Collections.

  • Montage of archive images of women

    St Bartholomew's Hospital Museum

    Explore the pioneering medical women of our hospital and get a behind-the-scenes look at the work of our curators and archivists!

  • Master's Court at The Charterhouse

    The Charterhouse

    Join us on 31 May to learn about the women who have contributed to Charterhouse history.

  • Images of stffragettes

    The National Archives

    Take a trip behind the scenes at The National Archives and discover some of the incredible suffrage documents in our collection.

  • Queue Outside the Gallery for Myra Hess Concert

    The National Gallery

    From slate mines to musical concerts, learn how the National Gallery showed courage during WWII and beyond.

  • Ned Seago at The Old Vic Stage Door

    The Old Vic

    Join us on London History Day for a special Bicentenary History Tour of The Old Vic.