Museum London

Coordinates: 42°58′57″N 81°15′18″W / 42.9826°N 81.2551°W / 42.9826; -81.2551
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Museum London
Location421 Ridout Street North
London, Ontario
N6A 5H4
Coordinates42°58′57″N 81°15′18″W / 42.9826°N 81.2551°W / 42.9826; -81.2551
TypeArt and history museum
DirectorJulie Bevan
CuratorAndrew Kear

Museum London is an art and history museum located in London, Ontario, Canada. It is located near the forks of the Thames River.[1] It started its operations in 1940 with London Public Library and amalgamated with London Regional Art Gallery and London Regional Historical Museum in 1989. The current building is designed by Raymond Moriyama, architect of Science North in Greater Sudbury, the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, and the National Museum of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh.


In 2018, the museum opened an expansion to the museum called Centre of the Forks.[2]


The museum's collection contains 45,000 artifacts and 5,000 pieces of art.[3] The museum's art collection includes works by Lawren Harris, one of the founders of the Group of Seven,[4] Kent Monkman, and Edward Burtynsky.[5] In 2004, the London Health Sciences Centre gave the museum its medical artifact collection.[6]


  1. ^ "About - Museum London".
  2. ^ Butler, Colin (September 16, 2018). "Centre at the Forks marks a new direction for Museum London". CBC. Retrieved May 14, 2021.
  3. ^ Leon, Calvi (May 4, 2021). "Museum London taps 80 Londoners to celebrate its 80th anniversary". The London Free Press. Retrieved 2021-05-14.
  4. ^ CBC News (January 22, 2015). "Steve Martin makes surprise visit to London, Ont., museum". CBC. Retrieved May 14, 2021.
  5. ^ Belanger, Joe (March 12, 2021). "Museum London boss Brian Meehan stepping down next year". The London Free Press. Retrieved May 14, 2021.
  6. ^ LeBel, Jacquelyn (March 10, 2021). "Coronavirus: Museum London, LHSC partner to preserve future history". Global News. Retrieved 2021-05-14.

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