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

February 14, 2009toFebruary 22, 2009

All dressed-up
Find what rich and poor children wore in Tudor London and make a stick puppet to take home. What will you choose, itchy wool or smooth velvet?
Duration: 1 hour(s) 30 mins.
No fee

Saturday 14 February 2009: 12.30pm & 2.30pm
Sunday 15 February 2009: 12.30pm & 2.30pm

Next patient please!
Only the rich could afford to visit a doctor in Tudor times – the poor treated most illnesses themselves with home-made remedies. Discover the secrets behind some of these remedies and hear tales of doctors, leeches and blood-letting.
Duration: 1 hour(s) 30 mins.
No fee

Saturday 14 February 2009: 11.30am & 1.30pm
Sunday 15 February 2009: 11.30am & 1.30pm

Tudors rich and poor
Hear the amusing story of ‘Rich Spencer’, who’s daughter was carried away in a bread basked by her fiance. Set in Tudor times, the story tells of rich and poor Londoners and gives a sense of what life was like at the end of the 16th century.
Duration: 30 mins.
No fee

Saturday 14 February 2009: 1.0pm & 2.0pm & 3.0pm
Sunday 15 February 2009: 1.0pm & 2.0pm & 3.0pm
Wednesday 18 February 2009: 12.0pm & 1.20pm & 2.40pm

Child’s play
Find out how children in Tudor London entertained themselves. In this creative art workshop you will have the chance to make some of the games they played and to take them home.
Duration: 1 hour(s) 30 mins.
No fee

Monday 16 February 2009: 12.30pm & 2.30pm
Tuesday 17 February 2009: 12.30pm & 2.30pm
Wednesday 18 February 2009: 12.30pm & 2.30pm

Living in two worlds
This story and role-play session will take you back to one of the houses on Old London Bridge in 16th century London. What was life like for the rich and how did the less well-off make their way in the Tudor world.
Duration: 30 mins.
No fee

Monday 16 February 2009: 1.0pm & 2.0pm & 3.0pm
Tuesday 17 February 2009: 1.0pm & 2.0pm & 3.0pm

Who lived on a street like this?
This art workshop will transport you back in time to the streets of Tudor London. How was the Strand different to Bishopsgate and where did the maid live?
Duration: 1 hour(s) 30 mins.
No fee

Thursday 19 February 2009: 12.30pm & 2.30pm
Friday 20 February 2009: 12.30pm & 2.30pm
Friday 20 February 2009: 12.30pm & 2.30pm

Tudor innkeeper
Meet Annie Watling, a Tudor innkeeper, and find out about the dangers of city life and the entertainment of the day. Listen to tales about her guests. This event is BSL interpreted.
Duration: 30 mins.
No fee

Thursday 19 February 2009: 1.0pm & 2.0pm & 3.0pmtimes
Friday 20 February 2009: 1.0pm & 2.0pm & 3.0pm
Saturday 21 February 2009: 1.0pm & 2.0pm & 3.0pm
Sunday 22 February 2009: 12.0pm & 1.20pm & 2.40

Dinner’s ready!
See the tables laid for dinner and find out about the diets of rich and poor Tudor Londoners. Would you prefer stale bread and broth or fowl and wine? Be careful with the salt, it’s very expensive.
Duration: 5 hour(s) .
No fee

Saturday 21 February 2009: 11.0am
Sunday 22 February 2009: 11.0am

Museum of London
London Wall, EC2Y 5HN

Open Daily 10am-6pm
Last Admission 5.30pm

020 7001 9844
www.museumoflondon.org.uk