Museum of London Medieval Gallery

Graphic design of the permanent Medieval London gallery.

The gallery, designed by At Large, forms part of the Museum of London’s sequence of permanent historical galleries.

The centre of the space is occupied by London and the Thames: an etched glass wall with the 16th-century Wyngearde panorama superimposed on an aerial view of the river. A graphic ‘hypertext’ using keywords from the narrative, important dates, monarchs, place names and evocative phrases, runs throughout the gallery.

The new gallery forms part of the Museum of
London’s sequence of permanent historical
galleries, replacing the Saxon/Medieval and
Early Tudor galleries that remain much as they
were when the Museum first opened in 1976.
The conceptual framework for the gallery is
as a clear, open space. ‘London’ occupies the
centre of the space surrounded by the region
and the wider world. Visitors look outwards
from London to influences and connections
in the world beyond.
The graphic design uses a ‘hypertext’ stream
of words throughout the gallery. The hypertext
includes keywords from the narrative,
important dates and Kings, placenames and
other evocative phrase