Calling all nosy parkers! Open House 2014: the museum edit

Are you and your family the inquisitive type? Have a nosy at your local museum this Open House weekend! On the 20th and 21st September there will be over 800 buildings, neighbourhood walks, architects’ talks, and much more available to explore – including a little known museum gem near you!

How do you drive this thing? Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum, Open House 2013

Get in for free to paid museums like the Canal Museum, the Old Operating Theatre Museum or The Fan Museum.
See places that are rarely open, such as London Fire Brigade Museum or Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum.
See parts of the museum normally closed to the public, like the Victorian kitchens at Gunnersbury Museum.
Or do a special themed activity- make a Thames tunnel peep show at Brunel Museum. Or complete a special trail at Bruce Castle Museum and the Museum of the Order of St Johns.
Open House weekend is billed as ‘your opportunity to get out and get under the skin of the amazing architecture in every London neighbourhood’. Visit the Open House website to see what else your curious tribe can get up to as part of your day out. All activities are free!
As always, check with venue before setting out, particularly as some events are just on one day.
Whatever you do, have fun exploring!


Written by Vyki Sparkes AKA Museum Mum. Award-winning culture blogger, content creator, museum curator, podcaster, and mum to three. I’ve worked in museums for 18+ years, have a masters in museum studies, but more importantly, have been letting my kids loose in museums for decades. This blog shares all my hard-earned knowledge and experience.

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