Britain's Only Surviving WWII Submarine Has Been Turned Into This Awesome Living Museum

HMS Alliance, Britain's only surviving WWII-era submarine, has undergone a full modernisation to turn the old gal into a living museum, ready for the public to run amok in from this Thursday. Read More >>

London Post Office Railway Reopening as a Tourist Attraction in 2020

London's Islington council has approved plays by Royal Mail to turn part of its relatively unknown underground postal railway into a tourist attraction, with letter, train and tunnel nerds able to come together to enjoy travelling a remodelled part of the line by the year 2020. Read More >>

A London Museum Where Machines Push Everything to the Limit

The Kirkaldy Testing Museum in London was where materials were sent to die: to be tested to their breaking points, often pulverised, shattered, broken in two from sheer strain, punched clean through, or stretched—ripped and shredded—by hydraulics. Read More >>

Napalm Death Concert Cancelled Because It Could Literally Have Brought the House Down

When you hear about gigs bringing the house down, you kind of assume it's just figurative, not literal. But the curators of one of London's biggest museums, the V&A, had to cancel a planned heavy metal concert because the sheer decibels would have shaken the building to bits. Read More >>

What Do You Think Belongs in an Internet Museum?

Today, The Big Internet Museum is opening its figurative doors to, well, the Internet. Just like any museum, "wings" are divided into sections like Audio-Visual, Social Media, and Gaming, and temporary exhibits will be springing up from time to time. Entries range from logical (the invention of HTML) to the absurd (double rainbow guy seems a questionable web cornerstone). But every exhibit does at least share one thing: younger kids won't have any idea where these things came from. Read More >>

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The Future of Britain Is a Design Fiction

The London Design Museum announced this week that from the 30th of January 2013, they'll be running an exhibition all about the future of high-tech Britain. The exhibition will be called 'United Micro Kingdoms: A Design Fiction,' and will imagine a Britain divided into four independent sub-states, "each free to experiment with governance, economy and lifestyle". Read More >>

Google's Cultural Institute Is Now a Massive Online Museum

Google's Cultural Institute has had a shot in the arm, and is now host to a massive set of 42 online collections, which cover all manner of 20th and 21st century history. Read More >>

The Oatmeal Zaps Through Its Awesome Tesla Museum Funding Target

The Oatmeal just keeps getting more brilliant. After finding a talent for raising money for good causes, Matthew Inman took to saving Nikola Tesla's original lab, turning it into a goddamn museum. I'd say that's pretty freaking awesome, and considering it's already rocketed past its £540,000 target in just a few days, loads of others think so too. Read More >>

Cloud City: A Spectacular Sculptural Constellation of Mirrors and Steel

Yesterday, atop the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, artist and architect Tomas Saraceno debuted his most recent work: Cloud City. A spectacular sculptural constellation, Cloud City is a mirrored fun house of geodesic pods, open to the public, with a number of prime vantage points for taking in the expansive Manhattan skyline and greenery of Central Park. Read More >>

This Boning Dinosaur Skeleton Exhibit Is Proof that Most Museums Are Too Prudish

Europeans have all the fun: lower drinking ages, funner beaches, easier lifestyles and... dinosaur skeletons having sex in their museums. This exhibit, which clearly shows two T-Rexes "mating", is located in the Jurassic Museum of Asturias in Spain. Read More >>


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