April events at Museum of London

April 1, 2009toApril 30, 2009

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Wednesday 1 April – Toddlers and Carers Group
Learn, play and explore together in this hands-on, creative session for under 5s and their carers. Every Wednesday during term-time.
Duration: 1 hour(s) .
Advanced booking required.
No fee
3.30pm

Saturday 4 April – Good enough to eat
Sometimes how food looks is just as important as how it tastes. Find out how this was achieved in the past using different tools such as a wafer irons, butter stamps and cookie moulds
Duration: 1 hour(s) 30 mins.
No fee
11.30am & 1.30pm

Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 April – 1940s shopping list
The shelves in the supermarket are almost empty and you have to think carefully before you spend your last coupons. In this art workshop children and adults will work together to solve the challenge of shopping with ration books. In the end you’ll have the chance to create your own game to take home.
Duration: 1 hour(s) 30 mins.
No fee
12.30pm & 2.30pm

Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 April – A tasty selection
Join this object handling session for a closer look at some of the objects in the Museum’s collection relating to food. Meet our curators and learn more about the fascinating objects from the experts.
Duration: 60 mins.
No fee
2.0pm

Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 April – Tea time
Many stylish tea caddies arrived in London on ships from the Far East. Their beautiful designs made them very popular with wealthy, fashionable Londoners. Design your own tea caddy to wow your guests.
Duration: 1 hour(s) 30 mins.
No fee
12.30pm & 2.30pm

Wednesday 8 April – Musical cooking
Come and be a Roman cook and sing and play in this musical feast. An interactive musical session for children under 5 and their carers.
Duration: 30 mins.
No fee
10.30am & 11.30am & 2.0pm

Wednesday 8 April – Roman cooking
Step into a Roman kitchen and discover how food was prepared 2000 years ago using mortarias and barbeques.
Duration: 2 hour(s) .
No fee
12.0pm

Thursday 9 and Friday 10 April – Old Chelsea Bun House
At Easter the Old Chelsea Bun House would be mobbed by Londoners wishing to get their hands on a hot cross bun or a Chelsea Bun. Enjoy a mouth-watering story about this famous 18th century bakery.
Duration: 30 mins.
No fee
1.0pm & 2.0pm & 3.0pm

Friday 10, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 April – Object bingo
Play object bingo and see if you can identify different kitchen and food related objects in a new version of this game.
Duration: 1 hour(s) 30 mins.
No fee
Dates & times
2009: 12.30pm & 2.30pm

Saturday 11 April  – Roman cooking
Step into a Roman kitchen and discover how food was prepared 2000 years ago using mortarias and barbeques.
Duration: 2 hour(s) .
No fee
12.0pm & 2.30pm

Sunday 12 and Monday 13 April – Sharpen up
The prehistoric stone tools in the London before London gallery were used for hunting and cutting meat. Find out how it was done by watching a professional flint knapper transforming a flint nodule into a knife or an arrow head.
Duration: 1 hour(s) 30 mins.
No fee
11.30am & 1.30pm

Monday 13, Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 April – Daily bread
Anglo-Saxon Londoners didn’t buy a loaf of bread or piece of cheese, they had to make their own. See how it was done using a replica quern and butter churn.
Duration: 1 hour(s) 30 mins.
No fee
11.30am & 1.30pm

Tuesday 14 April – Perfect plates
The plates on display in the museum have come from all over the world, including Spain, the Middle East and Germany. Design your own plate, inspired by those in the collection, in this art workshop.
Duration: 1 hour(s) 30 mins.
No fee
12.30pm & 2.30pm

Wednesday 15 April – Goldilocks and the three bowls
Help us to tell the story of Goldilocks and the three bears and then make your own special bowls together, inspired by our collections. A hands on creative session for children under 5 and their carers.
Duration: 45 mins.
Advanced booking required.
No fee
10.30am & 11.30am

Thursday 16 and Friday 17 April – Old Chelsea Bun House
At Easter the Old Chelsea Bun House would be mobbed by Londoners wishing to get their hands on a hot cross bun or a Chelsea Bun. Enjoy a mouth-watering story about this famous 18th century bakery.
Duration: 30 mins.
No fee
1.0pm & 2.0pm & 3.0pm

Friday 17 April – Pottery madness
Potter has been used for storing food since prehistoric times. This workshop will take you back 5,000 years and help you discover the skills of Londoners from long ago. Using pots in the museum for inspiration, make your own to take home.
Duration: 1 hour(s) 30 mins.
No fee
12.30pm & 2.30pm

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 April – Roman banquet
What will you wear, who will be at your table and will you have the stuffed doormice or snails? Imagine yourself at a Roman banquet. Find out more about Roman food and create your own perfect dinner.
Duration: 1 hour(s) 30 mins.
No fee
12.30pm & 2.30pm

Monday 20 April – London’s Burning
Join curator Meriel Jeater for a fascinating exhibition tour. Find out more about the fast and furious spread of the fire and its effects on Londoners and the City .
Duration:  30 mins.
No fee
3.0pm

Wednesday 22 April – Toddlers and Carers Group
Learn, play and explore together in this hands-on, creative session for under 5s and their carers. Every Wednesday during term-time.
Duration: 1 hour(s) .
Advanced booking required.
No fee
3.30pm

Wednesday 29 April  – Toddlers and Carers Group
Learn, play and explore together in this hands-on, creative session for under 5s and their carers. Every Wednesday during term-time.
Duration: 1 hour(s) .
Advanced booking required.
No fee
3.30pm

Details
Museum of London
London Wall
EC2Y 5HN

Open Daily 10am-6pm
Last Admission 5.30pm

020 7001 9844

www.museumoflondon.org.uk

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