See three London museums-in-progress as part of Open House festival’s special tours
See the proposed location for the new Museum of London, at a derelict former poultry market in West Smithfield. It’s the first time in 20 years that the public will have access to the site. Central Markets, Charterhouse St, EC1A 9LY. m Farringdon. Sat Sep 21, 1pm-5pm. Sun Sep 22, 10am-5pm. Spaces very limited, arrive early and sign up on the day, find out more here.
The Geffrye is closed until 2020, so this a rare chance to look around. Hard hat tours are sold out, but the restored almshouse is open-access. 136 Kingsland Rd, E2 8EA. Hoxton Overground. Sat Sep 21, 11am-5pm.
A museum dedicated to the stories of east London women is scheduled to open in Barking in 2021. Find out what’s in store with this talk at the construction site. Meet at St Margaret’s Parish Church, The Broadway, IG11 8AS. Barking Overground. Sat Sep 21, 11am-3pm. Hourly tours.
Prefer to look around buildings that aren’t under construction? Check out our Open House highlights.
And while you’re at it, have a look at the best museum exhibitions coming to London this autumn