The Museum of London‘s London Wall site is closed, currently in the process of relocating to Smithfield’s General Market Building in Farringdon. It’s due to re-open to the public in 2026.
The museum has made a public appeal for eye-catching signs from London venues past and present for a planned permanent exhibition, ‘Hanging Out’, due to open in 2026.
For ‘Hanging Out’ the museum is looking for signs a minimum of 50cm x 50cm, from any kind of business or enterprise.
Beatrice Behlen, senior curator for Fashion & Decorative Arts at Museum of London, commented, “‘Hanging Out’ is going to be a celebration of the countless communities that exist within London. To tell this multifaceted story, we want to locate signs from places that formed, or still form, the cultural hub for a community within the capital … we’d love to hear from the people of London about which signs they think belong in our museum.”
The ‘Hanging Out’ installation will feature as part of the ‘Our Time’ ground floor exhibit at the museum which will explore London in living memory through a variety of sensory and inclusive experiences.
Anyone who has a sign they would like the museum to consider, or a suggested sign to include, should email the Museum of London.