June events at Museum of London Docklands

June 1, 2009toJune 30, 2009

Sat 6 Jun

Pearly Kings to Kingsley Hall
10:30

For those of you prepared to go a bit off the beaten track, discover the undervisited area of Bromley by Bow with Blue Badge Guide, Rachel Kolsky. Hear the wonderful variety of history and stories from Suffragettes, almshouses to royal hunting lodges. We end the walk with a visit and tour of Kingsley Hall hearing of its associations with Doris and Muriel Lester, who both worked tirelessly for the community, and Mahatma Ghandi who chose to stay in this area during his visit to London in 1931.

The sailor’s 1000 stories
14:30
This time the sailor brings you a story from China. Find out what happens when a rich merchant becomes very hungry when visiting the Village of 1000 Smiles. Will anyone want to share their food with him?

Mon 8 Jun

Babies and Carers Group
13:00

Learn, play and explore together every Monday during term-time in our Mudlarks gallery. The session is for babies aged 6-18 months and their carers and includes soft play, rhyme time and an opportunity to meet others in a relaxed setting.

Toddlers and Carers Group
10:15

Learn, play and explore together every Monday during term-time in our Mudlarks gallery. The session is for children aged 1-5 years and their carers and involves soft play, rhyme time, play materials and refreshments.

Thu 11 Jun

The Blackest Streets: The life and death of a Victorian slum
13:10

In her latest book ‘The Blackest Streets’, Sarah Wise reconstructs how life was really lived in the Old Nichol, a notorious 15-acre slum in London’s East End with a reputation for criminality, disease and dilapidation so bad that in 1887 government inspectors were sent in to report. The ‘Blackest Streets’ received widespread critical acclaim: “A revelatory book… scrupulously researched and eye-opening”. – John Carey, Sunday Times “An excellent and intelligent investigation of the realities of urban living that respond to no design or directive. All is chaos, accident and randomness. This is a book about the nature of London itself.” – Peter Ackroyd, The Times “In every respect this is a note-perfect work of social history, thoroughly researched, charitable in its sympathies, and sadly still embodying lessons for today.” Ken Worpole in The Independent.

Under 5s storytime
15:00

Join us in our galleries for stories, music and fun every Thursday during term-time, then come and play in Mudlarks afterwards.

Sat 13 Jun

Be a Pearly King or Queen for a day
12:30, 14:00, 15:00

Find out about Pearly Kings and Queens, one of the most cherished East End traditions, and try the look for yourself!

Mon 15 Jun

Toddlers and Carers: Musical Mondays at Museum of London Docklands
10:15

Sing, rhyme and play together in this special monthly musical session as part of our Toddlers and Carers Group. For those aged 12 months to 5 years and their carers.

Babies and Carers Group
13:00

Learn, play and explore together every Monday during term-time in our Mudlarks gallery. The session is for babies aged 6-18 months and their carers and includes soft play, rhyme time and an opportunity to meet others in a relaxed setting.

Thu 18 Jun

Under 5s storytime at Museum of London Docklands
15:00

Join us in our galleries for stories, music and fun every Thursday during term-time, then come and play in Mudlarks afterwards.

Sat 20 Jun

Excavating post-medieval cemeteries at Museum of London Docklands
10:15

Discover what post-medieval cemetery studies tell us about the past through discussion of excavation results from St Marylebone, Westminster and Old Church, Chelsea. Speakers will discuss different strands of the evidence and examine historical, documentary, artefactual and osteological clues to the lives of past populations. The event also provides an opportunity to examine human remains first hand, under the supervision of our osteologists. Attendees will meet the authors of the MOL Archaeology publications on these sites, while delegates will receive a 25% discount on each book.

Running 1000 miles to freedom at Museum of London Docklands
12:30, 14:30, 15:30

Discover the inspiring story of Ellen Craft, the talk of Victorian London, and find out how she overcame many dangers to become a celebrated abolitionist.

Sun 21 Jun

London in film at Museum of London Docklands
14:00

An afternoon of old and new films about London. Includes showing of new film ‘A13: Road Movie’ and archive film from London’s Screen Archives.

Mon 22 Jun

Toddlers and Carers Group at Museum of London Docklands
10:15

Learn, play and explore together every Monday during term-time in our Mudlarks gallery. The session is for children aged 1-5 years and their carers and involves soft play, rhyme time, play materials and refreshments.

Babies and Carers Group at Museum of London Docklands
13:00

Learn, play and explore together every Monday during term-time in our Mudlarks gallery. The session is for babies aged 6-18 months and their carers and includes soft play, rhyme time and an opportunity to meet others in a relaxed setting.

Thu 25 Jun

Dockers and detectives at Museum of London Docklands
13:10

In the early 1980s, Ken Worpole interviewed a number of East End writers and personalities, such as novelists Alexander Baron, Simon Blumenfeld and dockers’ leader Jack Dash, about growing up in the East End before the War and their reading and writing interests. These interviews formed the basis for several of the essays in Worpole’s 1983 book, Dockers and Detectives, an updated edition of which was re-published earlier this year.

Under 5s storytime at Museum of London Docklands
15:00

Join us in our galleries for stories, music and fun every Thursday during term-time, then come and play in Mudlarks afterwards.

Mon 29 Jun

Babies and Carers Group at Museum of London Docklands
13:00

Learn, play and explore together every Monday during term-time in our Mudlarks gallery. The session is for babies aged 6-18 months and their carers and includes soft play, rhyme time and an opportunity to meet others in a relaxed setting.

Toddlers and Carers Group at Museum of London Docklands
10:15

Learn, play and explore together every Monday during term-time in our Mudlarks gallery. The session is for children aged 1-5 years and their carers and involves soft play, rhyme time, play materials and refreshments.

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Where do we go?
Museum of London Docklands
West India Quay
E14 4AL

Open Daily 10am-6pm
Last Admission 5.30pm

0870 444 3855

How do we find out more?
www.museumindocklands.org.uk