Tom Daley’s trunk call

Olympic exhibition showcases hero Speedos

The swimming trunks that Tom Daley wore as he won bronze at the 2012 London Olympics arguably constituted one of the most iconic fashion moments of the decade so far.

Now, you can see them in the Spandex.

The Museum of London will this week open its doors on a new exhibition, Opening the Olympics, showcasing over 70 objects, outfits and ‘personal accounts’ from the Games.

Alongside Daley’s much-ogled Speedos (which have a 28 inch waist, fact fans), visitors will also be able to see the yellow jersey that Bradley Wiggins wore during the Opening Ceremony, as well as some of the incredible costumes featured – think NHS nurses, Mary Poppins and oversized punk heads – and the torch that lit the flame in the stadium.


‘The Museum of London is an active collector of objects of material culture, and there was no event which defined London more than last year’s Olympic Games,’ comments Timothy Long, the museum’s curator of fashion and decorative arts. ‘This display brings together a collection of objects and stories, allowing the public to re-engage with London 2012 and reflect on its legacy and success.’

As if all of that weren’t enough of a draw, admission is free.

Opening the Olympics will take place in the Galleries of Modern London at the Museum of London from Thursday 28 March until 31 October 2013.

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