Museum of London – Opening the Olympics Exhibition

To see a selection of Olympic and Paralympic Costumes, along with a whole heap of other interesting items, we strongly recommend that your head on down to the FREE Opening the Olympics exhibition at the Museum of London


Hear personal accounts from those who attended and were involved in the Games, and see a selection of objects and costumes from London 2012, many on view for the first time since the close of the summer spectacular.

Recognisable items on display include Tom Daley’s 28” Union Jack swimming trunks, the yellow jersey which Bradley Wiggins wore in the opening ceremony, and an Olympic torch from the official relay.

You can also step back in time to the Opening and Closing ceremonies which are recorded with a display of costumes and accessories from Mary Poppins outfit to the dramatic punk heads from the Paralympic Opening ceremony. In addition a display of protest material captures a full picture of London 2012, remembering the ‘unofficial’ Olympic stories.