Museum of London

Museum-of-London1The Museum of London’s plans for a new museum in West Smithfield have been given a major boost thanks to huge support from the City Corporation and the Mayor of London, who have pledged £110m and £70m respectively. This marks an important next step for the project, which will save one of the last remaining derelict Victorian buildings in central London and transform an area of the capital with a rich and fascinating history. The support from Sadiq Khan is the largest cultural investment made by any Mayor of London, and together with the City of London Corporation’s unprecedented investment, provides a £180
million package of confirmed funding towards its approximate £250 million cost. In addition to conserving the historically important West Smithfield site, this ambitious project will deliver significant economic and social benefits for London and Londoners. This includes traineeship opportunities across London and approximately 1,700 new jobs. As part of a burgeoning cultural hub within the City, the new museum will aim to broaden its visitor profile, doubling visitors from one million to more than two, by displaying much more of its rich collection of over six million items, telling the 2,000-year story of London.