The Museum of London is moving in a few years, in a deal that has long been in the works. They’re moving to the abandoned Smithfield Market, which has been derelict for a few years. It’s going to be an amazing project that will transform an iconic London landmark and save it from demolition. As they begin the planning application process to get approval for the new museum, the Museum of London has released some stunning renderings of what they propose to do to the site.
The museum is due to open in the old West Smithfield market building in 2024, which is quite some time away yet. It’s going to cost £332 million (about $500 million). Most of the funding for it is being provided by the City of London Corporation and a fundraising effort. The old museum, which is one of the worst places to access in London, will be demolished and turned into a new premier concert venue (I don’t think anyone will miss the Brutalist monstrosity).
It looks amazing – check them out below (click or tap them to view larger versions):