6 London Venues To Follow For #MuseumWeek 2016

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 34 months ago
6 London Venues To Follow For #MuseumWeek 2016
Follow the Charles Dickens Museum for Museum Week.

For the third consecutive year, Museum Week is taking place from 28 March- 3 April. Staff at museums around the world will tweet from behind the scenes, using the hashtag #MuseumWeek to give followers an insight into what goes on.

The schedule

Each day has a different theme, with its own hashtag dedicated to that theme. Here's what the schedule looks like:

28 March: #secretsMW
29 March: #peopleMW
30 March: #architectureMW
31 March: #heritageMW
1 April: #futureMW
2 April: #zoomMW
3 April: #loveMW

Who to follow

Overwhelmed by the choice of fantastic museums and galleries in London on Twitter? We've picked a few of the lesser-known London venues taking part, which we're hoping will let us into a juicy secret or two over the course of the week.

Fulham Palace (@Fulham_Palace)
The house and garden of the Bishop of London is one of London's lesser-known palaces, although a house has stood on the site since at least the year 700AD, so there's plenty of history to be revealed.

Bank of England Museum (@boemuseum)
The Bank of England Museum, currently home to this intriguing photography exhibition, tells the history of the Bank of England and gives an insight into how it runs today. Chances are they won't tell you the combination to get to the gold, but you might learn a couple of other nuggets along the way.

Dickens Museum (@DickensMuseum)
The Dickens Museum is currently taking visitors behind the scenes on TV show Dickensian as well as letting them experience the Georgian terraced house as it was when Charles Dickens lived there.

P&O Heritage (@POHeritage)
Well-known shipping company P&O has its archive and heritage collection based in London. Although it's not physically open to the public, the collections are available online, and will be shared with the public during Museum Week.

Grant Museum (@GrantMuseum)
We've already been behind the scenes at UCL's Grant Museum of Zoology, so we know they've got some excellent specimens stowed away there.

Natural History Museum
This place has an astonishing (and perhaps excessive) 32 different official Twitter accounts, covering all aspects of museum-ing, from oology (birds' eggs and nests) to filming at the museum and the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. Why not pick a couple of the more niche accounts and give them a follow?

#MuseumWeek2016 takes place 28 March-3 April 2016. Find out more here.

Take a look at what we learned during Museum Week 2015.

Last Updated 23 March 2016