August events @ Museum of London

August 1, 2010toAugust 31, 2010

london_guide_museum_londonPunch and Judy

  • Come and join in with this popular Victorian entertainment.
  • Minimum age: 5
  • FREE

Sunday, 1 August
13.00 – 13.25
14.00 – 14.25
15.00 – 15.25

Meet Jonathan Tyres

  • Meet the man behind Vauxhall Pleasure Garden and hear about how he influenced leisure time for many Londoners in the 18th century.
  • Minimum age: 5
  • FREE

Sunday, 8 August
11.00 – 12.30
13.00 – 14.30
15.00 – 16.30

Catch!

  • Play a game of Jacks in their original form using sheep knucklebones, then make your own set to take home.
  • Minimum age: 5
  • FREE

Saturday 14 August – 12.30 – 14.00  & 14.30 – 16.00
Sunday, 15 August –  12.30 – 14.00 & 14.30 – 16.00

Victorian playtime

  • Come and play with 150-year-old children’s toys. Which one will be your favourite?
  • Minimum age: 5
  • FREE

Saturday 14 August @ 11.00 – 16.00
Sunday 15 August @ 11.00 – 16.00
Monday 16 August @ 11.00 – 16.00

Film to flipbook

  • Make your own film and then turn it into a flipbook in this history-inspired session in our e-Learning Studio.
  • Minimum age: 5
  • FREE

Tuesday 17 August
12.00 – 13.00
13.30 – 14.30
15.00 – 16.00

Toys through the ages

  • Meet the Museum’s curators and let them guide you through London’s past using toys from our Roman, medieval and Tudor collections.
  • Minimum age: 5
  • FREE

Tuesday 17 August @ 14.00 – 15.00
Tuesday 24 August @ 14.00 – 15.00

Caring for toys

  • Join the Museum’s conservators and see how they look after our amazing collection of toys.
  • Minimum age: 5
  • FREE

Wednesday 18 August
11.00 – 13.00
14.00 – 15.30

Bill and Ben puppet fun

  • Have fun making and playing with your own Bill or Ben puppet and then see if you can find them in the galleries. A playful and creative workshop for under 5s and their carers. Older siblings welcome.
  • Minimum age: 2
  • FREE

Wednesday, 18 August
11.0 – 11.30
12.00 – 12.30

14.00 – 14.30

Wednesday, 25 August
11.0 – 11.30
12.00 – 12.30
14.00 – 14.30

Never board

  • Be inspired by old and new board games and learn more about their history, then make your own to take home.
  • Minimum age: 3
  • FREE

Thursday, 19 August
12.30 – 14.00
14.30 – 16.00

Monday, 23 August
12.30 – 14.00
14.30 – 16.00

Favourite toy

  • Our storyteller will explore stories of favourite toys and entertain you with examples from around the world.
  • Minimum age: 5
  • FREE

Thursday, 19 August
13.00 – 13.30
14.00 – 14.30
15.00 – 15.30

Friday, 20 August
13.00 – 13.30
14.00 – 14.30
15.00 – 15.30

Archaeology up close – My childhood

  • Children and toys go hand in hand. Learn more from the staff at the Museum’s archaeological archive about how this has been true all the way through London’s past. You will have the opportunity to get close to and be able to handle some of the very old toys.
  • Minimum age: 7
  • FREE

Friday 20 August
12.00 – 14.00
14.30 – 16.00

100 challenges

  • Join us for a Girl guiding centenary challenge.
  • Minimum age: 5
  • FREE

Saturday 21 August
12.00 – 15.00

Roman toys

  • Meet Roman soldiers and learn about their more peaceful activities. What sort of games did they play to keep themselves amused in the evenings? Have a go and see if you can beat the master.
  • Minimum age: 5
  • FREE

Saturday, 21 August
11.30 – 16.00

Sunday, 22 August
11.30 – 16.00

Jumping through hoops

  • Hear the fun story of possibly the most popular toy in Victorian London. It was so popular that both the police and parliament tried to stop it!
  • Minimum age: 5
  • FREE

Saturday, 21 August
13.00 – 13.30
14.00 – 14.30
15.00 – 15.30

Sunday 22 August
13.00 – 13.30
14.00 – 14.30
15.00 – 15.30

Monday 23 August
13.00 – 13.30
14.00 – 14.30
15.00 – 15.30

Get moving

  • Make your own mini animations using just a strip of paper and a spinning drum.
  • Minimum age: 3
  • FREE

Tuesday, 24 August
12.30 – 14.00
14.30 – 16.00

Wednesday, 25 August
12.30 – 14.00
14.30 – 16.00

Toys old and new

  • Can you spot the new toys amongst the old? See how toys have changed over time and learn more about them in this object handling and art drop-in session.
  • Minimum age: 5
  • FREE

Thursday, 26 August
12.30 – 14.00
14.30 – 16.00

Sunday, 29 August
12.30 – 14.00
14.30 – 16.00

Now you see it

  • Discover the secrets of optical illusions then make a toy to baffle your friends.
  • Minimum age: 3
  • FREE

Thursday, 26 August
12.30 – 14.00
14.30 – 16.00

Monday, 30 August
12.30 – 14.00
14.30 – 16.00

A miniature house

  • In this art workshop we will look closely at the amazing 18th century doll’s house belonging to the Blackett family. Made as a replica of their own house, they could recreate life in their family through small world play. Before you go make a copy or recreate your own home.
  • Minimum age: 5
  • FREE

Friday, 27 August
12.30 – 14.00
14.30 – 16.00

Saturday, 28 August
12.30 – 14.00
14.30 – 16.00

Day out at the seaside

  • An interactive storytelling session about going on a trip to the seaside, a popular pastime for Victorian families. The session will look at toys, food and clothes worn for the outing.
  • Minimum age: 5
  • FREE

Friday, 27 August
14.00 – 14.45
15.30 – 16.15

Saturday, 28 August
12.30 – 13.15
14.00 – 14.45

15.30 – 16.15

Sunday 29 August
12.30 – 13.15
14.00 – 14.45
15.30 – 16.15

Hamleys’ favourites

  • Hamleys has been selling toys in London for over 250 years. In partnership with the Museum, staff from the favourite toy shop will show off some of their best sellers over the years. You can also meet the Hamleys’ bear!
  • Minimum age: 5
  • FREE

Monday, 30 August
11.30 – 13.00
13.30 – 15.00

Where do we go?

Museum of London
London Wall
EC2Y 5HN

Open Daily 10am-6pm
Last Admission 5.30pm

How do we find out more?

Visit our Museum page on the Museum of London