Museum of London to show off East End treasures
WORK is well under way on new galleries showcasing modern history in London. The Museum of London showed off its vision in a sneak preview for the new �20 million exhibition space at London Wall which is due to open next year. Popular exhibits which ar
WORK is well under way on new galleries showcasing modern history in London.
The Museum of London showed off its vision in a sneak preview for the new �20 million exhibition space at London Wall which is due to open next year.
Popular exhibits which are real crowd-pullers will still take pride of place, including the Lord Mayor's coach and the intricate lifts from Selfridges.
East Londoners will be particularly interested in some of the exhibits from their neck of the woods including a long-since defused unexploded bomb which fell on Wapping during the war.
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A painting of the crucifixion by East End gangster Ronnie Kray is one of the exhibits which will also go on display.
It was painted by the Bethnal Green criminal in 1972 when he was a prisoner in Parkhurst Prison on the Isle of Wight.
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Other treasures include Brick Lane designers Tatty Devine's necklace inspired by the Lord Mayor's chains which they made in 2007.
Artists Harriet Vine and Rosie Wolfenden met at the Chelsea School of Art in 1996 and opened their Brick Lane store in 2001.