April events @ Museum of London Docklands

April 1, 2010 1:00 amtoApril 30, 2010 1:00 am

Under 5s storytime

  • Join us in our galleries for stories, music and fun every Thursday during term-time, then come and play in Mudlarks.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Minimum age: 0
  • Thursday, April 1 – 15:00 – 15:30
  • Thursday, April 22 – 15:00 – 15:30
  • Thursday, April 29 – 15:00 – 15:30


Little Mudlarks toddlers group: Musical Mondays

  • Sing, rhyme and play together in this special monthly musical session as part of our Little Mudlarks toddlers group.
  • Duration: 1 hour  45 minutes
  • Ticketed event: advance booking only
  • Fee payable  £1.00
  • Minimum age: 1
  • Monday, April 19 – 10:15 – 12:00

Mini Mudlarks babies group: Musical Mondays

  • Sing, rhyme and play together in this special monthly musical session as part of our Mini Mudlarks babies group.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Ticketed event: advance booking only
  • Monday, April 19 – 12:45 – 13:45

Sailor’s 1000 stories and puppet making

  • Join us for a fun story and turn your favourite character into a puppet to take home with you.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Minimum age: 5
  • Saturday, April 3 – 12:30 – 13:30 / 14:30 – 15:30
  • Saturday, May 1 – 12:30 – 13:30

BSL signed storytelling
Join us for a fun story and turn your favourite character into a puppet to take home with you. This event will have BSL interpretation.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Minimum age: 5
  • Saturday, April 3 – 12:30 – 13:30 / 14:30 – 15:30

Easter egg creatures

  • Come and make a tasty chocolate creature and find out all about chocolate in this hands-on, sweet and sticky workshop for under 5s and their carers.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Ticketed event: tickets allocated upon arrival
  • Minimum age: 2
  • Monday, April 5 – 11:00 – 11:30 / 12:00 – 12:30 / 14:00 – 14:30

Put yourself in the picture

  • Dress up, have your picture taken and then see yourself in one of the old photographs from our collection. Ride an elephant, arrest a suffragette or much more.
  • Instructions
  • Arrive early to be sure of your ticket. Craft activities provided while you wait for your picture to be taken.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Ticketed event: tickets allocated upon arrival
  • Minimum age: 5
  • Tuesday, April 6 – 12:30 – 13:30 / 14:30 – 15:30
  • Tuesday, April 13 – 12:30 – 13:30 / 14:30 – 15:30

Victorian working life: tales and tunes

  • Join us to hear stories about children working in Victorian London. Dress up, play an instrument.
  • Instructions
  • Feel free to bring your own instrument along.
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Minimum age: 5
  • Wednesday, April 7 – 12:30 – 13:15 / 14:30 – 15:15 / 15:30 – 16:15

Chocolate tasting

  • Would this be your dream job? Come along and join Brenda Coyle in her quest for the perfect chocolate bar. Learn the history and the contents of your favourite chocolate bar and how it makes the journey to your local corner shop.
  • Health & Safety Warning: All ingredients in this workshop may contain or be made in a factory that uses: Nuts / E additives/Preservative etc. Please note: You should not attend this workshop if anyone in your group has any known food allergies.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Ticketed event: tickets allocated upon arrival
  • Minimum age: 2
  • Friday, April 9 – 12:30 – 13:30 / 14:30 – 15:30

Maeve Dawson, pub landlady

  • Meet Maeve the Victorian pub landlady in Sailortown. Drop in for a chat -you’ll find Maeve has some amazing stories to tell.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Minimum age: 6
  • Saturday, April 10 – 12:30 – 13:00 / 14:30 – 15:00 / 15:30 – 16:00

Musical jobs

  • Sailor, diver, dockworker or coachman: if you lived in London 150 years ago, what job would you have liked to do? Through sound, musical games, objects and instruments have fun exploring the work of some exciting London characters in this interactive musical session. Especially for children under 5 and their carers.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Ticketed event: tickets allocated upon arrival
  • Minimum age: 0
  • Monday, April 12 – 10:30 – 11:00 / 11:15 – 11:45 / 14:00 – 14:30

Champion of the Sweeps

  • Join us to hear the legend of Elizabeth Montagu whose young son was allegedly kidnapped for his fine clothes. Years later, she found him working as a chimney sweep and every May Day after that held a feast for all the young chimney sweeps of London.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Minimum Age: 2
  • Wednesday, April 14 – 12:30 – 13:00 / 14:30 – 15:00 / 15:30 – 16:00

All aboard!

  • Our ship is nearly ready to leave but we need your assistance. Help us load our ship by making something we need on board. The final model will be displayed.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Minimum age: 5
  • Friday, April 16 – 12:30 – 13:30 / 14:30 – 15:30
  • Saturday, April 17 – 12:30 – 13:30 / 14:30 – 15:30

The rope maker

  • Join us to discover how to make extraordinary knots. Then make your very own friendship bracelet or magical amulet to take home.
  • Under 5s are welcome to this workshop. Health & Safety Warning: All under 5s must be supervised by their adult carer at all times as we will be using small beads/objects which may cause choking or injury etc.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Ticketed event: tickets allocated upon arrival
  • Minimum age: 2
  • Saturday, April 24 – 12:30 – 13:30 / 14:30 – 15:30

Little Mudlarks toddlers group: Puppets and stories

  • Make your own puppet together and then help us to tell a story. A special creative workshop as aprt of our Little Mudlarks toddlers group.
  • Duration: 1 hour  45 minutes
  • Ticketed event: advance booking only
  • Fee payable  £1.00
  • Minimum age: 1
  • Monday, April 26 – 10:15 – 12:00

Where do we go?

Museum of London Docklands
West India Quay
E14 4AL

Open Daily 10am-6pm
Last Admission 5.30pm

How do we find out more?
Visit our Museum page on the Museum of London