Museum London, London
On a rainy Saturday afternoon, we visited Museum London. It is located downtown on the banks of the Thames River.
There are displays on three floors - primarily the basement and second floors and has a little of this and a little of that. On the second floor, we saw part of the permanent collection of art, but but enjoyed most one of the temporary displays - various works by Paula Jean Cowan who had paintings, drawings and electronic art featuring non-skinny people.
Actually all in all, I found the museum to be a bit boring. I guess the building is too small to house anything comprehensive, so I found the displays to be detached - not like the Manitoba Museum which seems to provide a total natural and social history of Winnipeg and Manitoba.
The museum has a lot of meeting rooms and non-display area, and on the day we visited, they were setting up for a wedding to be held after the museum closed.
The museum is open 12 noon to 5 pm, but is closed Mondays and holidays. Admission is by donation.
The Moore, Volunteer, Interior and Sculpture Galleries on the second floor, highlight works from MUSEUM LONDON permanent collection, including a representation of the work of London and area artists.
The Lawson Family Gallery on the lower level, features "The Forest City: Life in Southwestern Ontario 1793 -1945, a permanent exhibition illustrating London and region's origins and growth.
Open year round Tuesday thru Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m.. closed Mondays. Extended summer hours. Admission by donation.
Also on site:
The Gallery Shop - offers a wide selection of works by Canadian artists and artisans
On the Fork Bistro - offers fine food with a view of the Forks of the Thames River
Coat check and lockers