Camden Council celebrate the re-launch of Museum Mile

Central London’s historic and cultural Museum Mile is being re-launched today (Monday 26 November) by the Mayor of Camden, Councillor Dawn Somper.

The Museum Mile runs from Euston Road to the River Thames and contains 13 museums and galleries ranging from the iconic British Museum to the intimate Charles Dickens Museum.

The Museum Mile is re-launching to celebrate:

  • The arrival of two new museums to the mile – The Charles Dickens Museum and the Wellcome Collection
  • A new website to promote this diverse mix of cultural attractions in the area
  • A £22 million refurbishment of The London Transport museum
  • Renovation of nearby parks and open spaces, which provide fantastic opportunities to rest and eat along the mile
  • The reopening of St Pancras International and the arrival of Eurostar bringing added tourism
  • A new free guide distributed across London highlighting the cultural offering in the King’s Cross area

Mayor of Camden, Councillor Dawn Somper, Camden Council said:

“This event is a fantastic opportunity to promote Camden’s cultural offerings to visitors and residents alike. I don’ think many people realise how lucky we are to live in London, especially in Camden. Museum Mile has the largest concentration of museums and galleries in the UK and most of them can be visited for free.”

Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum said:

“Museum Mile is a great way to experience a wonderfully diverse range of museums and galleries. It will provide an opportunity to engage with unique collections that span the globe and the centuries.”

Notes to editors

  1. For more information about Museum Mile visit www.museum-mile.org.uk
  2. Museum Mile is a partnership of 13 museums and galleries including The British Library, British Museum, Brunei Gallery, Charles Dickens Museum, The Courtauld Gallery, The Foundling Museum, Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons, The Library and Museum of Freemasonary, London Transport Museum, Royal Opera House, Sir John Soane’s Museum, UCL Museums and Collections and the Wellcome Collection.
  3. Museum Mile is currently sponsored by the London Borough of Camden, the King’s Cross Business Forum and The Holborn Partnership.
  4. To receive a stock of Museum Mile please contact: Margaux Simms, Marketing Manager, The British Museum T:020 7323 8476 or email msimms@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

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