Half Term events at Museum of London Docklands (14 to 22 Feb)

February 14, 2009toFebruary 22, 2009

Victorian sweets
In the 19th century, sugar was one of the most expensive goods brought into West India Docks. Victorian Londoners used it to sweeten their tea and coffee, and to make sweets sold by streetsellers across the city.
Duration: 75 mins.
Advanced booking required.
No fee

Saturday 14 February 2009: 12.30pm & 2.30pm
Thursday 19 February 2009: 12.30pm & 2.30pm

Maeve Dawson
Meet Maeve the Victorian pub landlady in Sailortown. Drop in for a chat – you’ll find Maeve has some amazing stories to tell!
Duration: 25 mins.
No fee

Monday 16 February 2009: 12.30pm & 2.30pm & 3.30pm
Wednesday 18 February 2009: 12.30pm & 2.30pm & 3.30pm

Spicy painting
In Victorian times the Thames was buzzing with ships from all over the world carrying precious goods such as cloves, cinammon, nutmeg and other spices used in cooking and medicines. Touch and smell some of these spices and use them to make a spicy painting to take home.
Duration: 75 mins.
Advanced booking required.
No fee

Friday 20 February 2009: 12.30pm & 2.30pm

Victorian rhyme time!
Did you know that some of the nursery rhymes we sing at school have been entertaining children since Victorian times? Learn some wonderful Victorian rhymes and make a book to take home.
Duration: 40 mins.
Advanced booking required.
No fee

Saturday 21 February 2009: 12.30pm & 2.30pm

Museum of London Docklands
West India Quay, E14 4AL

Open Daily 10am-6pm
Last Admission 5.30pm

0870 444 3855
www.museumindocklands.org.uk