Museum of London
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Museum of London
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The Museum of London explores the history of London and its surrounding areas from prehistoric times up through to the present. The Museum of London has received multiple awards for its work over the years, including the 2012 European Museum of the Year award.
- 1 Museum of London
- 2 Overview
- 3 The Exhibits at the Museum of London
- 4 References
- 5 External Links
- 6 Image Gallery
The Exhibits at the Museum of London
London Before London
This exhibit details the time period when humans first arrived in the area today known as London about 450,000 B.C. to the arrival of the Romans in 50 A.D. The exhibit describes the people living here as nomadic hunters and gatherers. It also goes into detail describing the landscape and inhabiting animals as being very different than it is today. Many glass cases house the bones of different animals that had inhabited the area. The museum also has a fair display of tools, weapons, and human remains that are from the time period. One emphasis of the exhibit details the transition from the bronze age to the stone age. 
War, Plague & Fire
The Victorian Walk
The Lord Major's Coach
The London 2012 Cauldron
This exhibit features the Olympic Cauldron used in the 2012 London Olympic Games. The exhibit shows how the Cauldron was designed, built, and put to use. At the center of the exhibit is the cauldron itself, shown in both half-open and closed positions.
The Cauldron was designed by Thomas Heatherwick and made by Heatherwick Studio under deep secrecy, not being revealed to the public until Opening Ceremonies. The secret of the Cauldron's design was kept so secret that it was codenamed Betty, and designers in the studio were never allowed to have more than one small section of the Cauldron up on their screens at once, reducing the risk that anyone watching might figure out what the entire project was. Before the Games, the Cauldron was secretly tested in the Olympic Stadium in the middle of the night. The graceful design has since been described as "one of the most original in the history of the Games.
- Awards. (n.d.). Retrieved May 15, 2017, from https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/about-us/our-organisation/awards
- Pisano, S. (Ed.). (2016). Museum of London: Museum Highlights . London: Scala Arts & Heritage.
- The London 2012 Cauldron. (n.d.). Retrieved May 15, 2017, from https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london/permanent-galleries/london-2012-cauldron
- Wainwright, O. (2014, July 23). Row over Olympic cauldron design settled out of court. The Guardian. Retrieved May 15, 2017, from https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/jul/23/locog-settle-with-atopia-over-olympic-cauldron-opening-ceremony
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