July events @ Museum of London

July 1, 2010toJuly 31, 2010

london_guide_museum_londonLittle Moles toddlers group
Learn, play and explore together every Wednesday during term-time in this fun, hands-on and creative session.
FREE: advance booking only
Minimum age: 1

  • Wednesday, July 7 @ 15:30 – 16:30
  • Wednesday, July 14 @ 15:30 – 16:30

Mini Moles babies group
Learn, play and explore together every Wednesday during term-time. This session is for babies aged 6 months-walking and their carers and includes stories, rhyme time and an opportunity to meet others in a relaxed setting.
FREE: advance booking only

  • Wednesday, July 7 @ 11:00 – 12:00
  • Wednesday, July 14 @ 11:00 – 12:00

Reach for the sky
To celebrate the Festival of Architecture, come along for a walk exploring some of the buildings around the Museum of London. Afterwards recreate London’s skyline or imagine your own.
Minimum age: 5
Duration: 45 mins.
FREE

  • Sunday, 4 July @ 12.30 – 13.15 / 14.30 – 15.15 / 15.30 – 16.15

Edible history
Choose your picture wisely, make it your own by adding a personal touch, then turn it into a delicious cupcake.
Minimum age: 5
FREE

  • Sunday, 11 July @ 12.00 – 12.45 / 14.00 – 14.45

The great outdoors
Join us for fun filled family activities outdoors
Minimum age: 3
FREE

  • Saturday, 17 July @ 12.00 – 15.00

Saxon tales
Join the scop, a Saxon storyteller, whose job is to entertain King Alfred with stories about kings, monsters and adventure. Which tale do you think he should tell the king?
Minimum age: 5
FREE

  • Sunday, 18 July @ 13.00 – 13.30 / 14.00 – 14.30 / 15.00 – 15.30

Archaeology in action
Take a tour of the new Archaeological display with a member of the Department of Archaeological Collections team. During the tour you will discover the contribution that archaeology has made, and continues to make, to our understanding of London’s past
FREE: tickets on application.

  • Monday, 19 July @ 14.00 – 14.20
  • Tuesday, 20 July @ 14.00 – 14.20
  • Wednesday, 28 July @ 14.00 – 14.20
  • Thursday, 29 July @ 14.00 – 14.20

Hands-on Thames finds
Try sorting and identifying objects found on the foreshore of the Thames in this interactive activity run by the Thames Discovery Programme.
Minimum age: 5
FREE

  • Saturday, 24 July @ 11.45 – 12.30 / 13.45 – 14.30 / 15.45 – 16.30
  • Sunday, 25 July @ 11.45 – 12.30 / 13.45 – 14.30 / 15.45 – 16.30

Open Lab: Conservation in action
Visit the conservation studio to view some fascinating archaeological objects and learn about the work of archaeological conservators. Find out what issues conservators face when they receive an object and the different approaches the Museum of London takes to conserve them.
Minimum age: 8
FREE: tickets on application.

  • Saturday, 24 July @ 12.00 – 12.45 / 14.00 – 14.45 / 16.00 – 16.45
  • Sunday, 25 July @ 12.00 – 12.45 / 14.00 – 14.45 / 16.00 – 16.45

What is it?
Learn how to identify archaeological finds with this fun family activity. What is your object made from? What is it for? How old is it? Find out the answers by using real archaeological techniques.
Minimum age: 5
FREE

  • Saturday, 24 July @ 10.30 – 12.00 / 13.00 – 14.30 / 15.00 – 16.30
  • Sunday, 25 July@ 10.30 – 12.00 / 13.00 – 14.30 / 15.00 – 16.30

After the excavation
Join experts from the London Archaeologist magazine to solve a series of archaeological mysteries. Follow the clues to discover more about what we find in the ground and how it can teach us about the past.
Minimum age: 5
FREE

  • Saturday, 24 July @ 11.30 – 16.30
  • Sunday, 25 July@ 11.30 – 16.30

People from the past
Come and be an osteologist for the day. Discover how we record and analyse a human skeleton. Skeletons provide a wealth of information about people and how they lived. Learn some of the methods used to estimate a person’s age, whether they are a male or female and identify any nasty diseases!
Minimum age: 7
FREE

  • Saturday, 24 July@ 11.30 – 13.30 / 14.30 16.30
  • Sunday, 25 July@ 11.30 – 13.30 / 14.30 16.30

Finds washing
Get your hands dirty by helping us wash archaeological finds that have come straight from excavations in London.
Minimum age: 5
FREE

  • Saturday, 24 July @ 11.00 – 12.00 / 13.00 – 14.00 / 15.00 – 16.00
  • Sunday, 25 July@ 11.00 – 12.00 / 13.00 – 14.00 / 15.00 – 16.00

Finds from community digs
See the fascinating finds and discover what they can tell us about the history of London’s local areas.
FREE

  • Saturday, 24 July @ 11.00 – 13.00 / 14.00 16.00
  • Sunday, 25 July@ 11.00 – 13.00 / 14.00 16.00

The Big Dig
Try your hand at being a real archaeologist in our replica excavation and discover genuine artefacts. Our experts will show you how to observe, record, analyse, identify and interpret your finds which will form vital pieces of a bigger puzzle. One trench is available for users with mobility access requirement; this trench can be booked in advance.
Minimum age: 4
FREE: tickets on application.

  • Saturday, 24 July @ 10.30 – 11.30 / 12.30 – 13.30 / 14.00 – 15.00 / 15.30 – 16.30
  • Sunday, 25 July@ 10.30 – 11.30 / 12.30 – 13.30 / 14.00 – 15.00 / 15.30 – 16.30

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