Back in 2019 the Museum of London announced their ambition to acquire the
Trump Baby blimp, recognising its importance in the protests that happened in
London in 2018.
In July 2018, Londoners took to the streets to protest President Trump’s visit to the
UK. To mark this moment, an over-sized balloon of the President was flown above
Parliament Square and was dubbed the “Trump Baby”.
Having toured the world the Trump Baby blimp is now heading to its final resting
place, the Museum of London, where it will be conserved and potentially displayed
in the museum’s future new home in West Smithfield in the coming years.
Sharon Ament, Museum of London Director, said: “London has always been an
open, ever-evolving polyglot city. A haven for knowledge, tradition and controversy
and over thousands of years we have played host to many a historic protest. From
the Suffragettes of the early twentieth century to the anti-austerity marches, free
speech and Black Lives Matter most recently – the capital has always been the place
to have your say. By collecting the baby blimp we can mark the wave of feeling that
washed over the city that day and capture a particular moment of resistance – a
feeling still relevant today as we live through these exceptionally challenging times
– that ultimately shows Londoners banding together in the face of extreme