Category Archives: London

Conservation Studios Tour

This afternoon I took the conservation studios tour: a look behind the scenes at the British Library; a rare opportunity as for individuals this tour is only offered once a month.  Each is unique as it based on touring current … Continue reading

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British Library Tour

Public tours of the British Library run regularly and today I was lucky to get a private one.  The Library is the copyright library for the United Kingdom requiring the legal deposit of all publications, which the library must keep … Continue reading

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Norfolk Heritage Centre

The landmark millennium building for the east of England is a stunning example of 21st century design. Known as the Forum, it houses the tourist information centre, a cafe, a pizza restaurant, a learning centre, a shop, a city college, … Continue reading

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British Library Newspapers

British Library Newspapers is located in Colindale, North London.  I was pleased to meet with Stewart Gillies, Information Services Manager, who gave me a tour of the building. He was eager to tell me about the impending move of the collections to a … Continue reading

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Imperial War Memorial

The Imperial War Museum is located in the former heritage listed Bethlehem Royal Hospital and was founded in 1917.  The IWM website states that it “is unique in its coverage of conflict, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from … Continue reading

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Museum of London

A visit to historic London with family history on your mind – is, some might suggest, not complete without a visit to the Museum of London. I am glad that I have spent a few days here at least to … Continue reading

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Kensington Library – Local Studies

Following my visit to Westminster City Archives today, Judith recommended I visit Dave Walker, Local Studies Librarian at the Kensington Library.  So after navigating the underground and a light lunch at a Pret which seem to dominate London’s landscape at … Continue reading

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