June events @ Museum of London

June 1, 2010toJune 30, 2010

Little Moles toddlers group

Learn, play and explore together every Wednesday during term-time in this fun, hands-on and creative session.
Duration: 1 hour
Ticketed event: advance booking only
Minimum age: 1

  • Wednesday, June 9, @15:30 – 16:30
  • Wednesday, June 16, @ 15:30 – 16:30
  • Wednesday, June 23, @ 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.
Duration: 1 hour
Ticketed event: advance booking only

  • Wednesday, June 9, @11:00 – 12:00
  • Wednesday, June 16, @11:00 – 12:00
  • Wednesday, June 23, @11:00 – 12:00
  • Wednesday, June 30, @11:00 – 12:00

Victorian children
Join our storyteller and discover how poor children survived the streets of Dickens’ London.
Minimum age: 5
FREE

  • Tuesday 1 June
  • 13.00 – 13.30
  • 14.00 – 14.30
  • 15.00 – 15.30

Stories from the past
Every day during May half-term you will meet different characters from London’s past in our new Galleries of Modern London. Meet Jonathan Tyres, the founder of Vauxhall Pleasure Garden, or one of his performers. Talk to a seller working on the streets of Victrian London or listen to the taxi driver and his tales about his favorite spots around London.
Minimum age: 5
FREE

  • Daily between Tuesday, 1 June to Sunday, 6 June
  • 11.30 – 14.00
  • 14.30 – 17.00

My allotment
Food was sparse during the war years and Londoners were asked to turn lawns and flower beds into allotments. Come and design your own World War II allotment, complete with Anderson shelter.
Minimum age: 5
FREE

  • Tuesday 1 June @ 12.30 – 14.00 / 14.30 16.00
  • Thursday 3 June @ 12.30 – 14.00 / 14.30 16.00

You’re nicked!
Going to prison in 18th century London was both scary and dangerous. Join our curator, find out what it was like, and see some of the things used in prisons at the time.
Minimum age: 5
FREE

  • Thursday 3 June
  • 12.00 – 13.00
  • 14.00 – 15.00

My Victorian puppet
What did rich and poor children wear in Victorian times? Come and have fun finding out by making your very own special, Victorian puppet. A hands-on, creative workshop for under 5s and their carers.
Duration: 30 minutes
Ticketed event: tickets allocated upon arrival
Minimum age: 2

  • Wednesday, June 2
  • 11:00 – 11:30
  • 12:00 – 12:30

Talking pictures
Discover the stories of the people in some of the Museum’s paintings. See the difference between how rich and poor Londoners lived and step into their history.
FREE
Minimum age: 5

  • Wed, 2 Jun
  • 11.30 – 12.30
  • 14.00 – 15.00

Riches to rags
He started his life as an African prince, but was one day captured and sold as a slave. Use new technology to follow the story of Job Ben Solomon and his many life changes.
Minimum age: 5
FREE

  • Friday 4 June
  • 11.30 – 12.15
  • 13.30 – 14.15

Changing lives
Meet Edwin Chadwick, who helped improve living and working conditions for many of London’s poor in the 19th century. Listen to his gruesome stories of visits to workhouses and how he started public health reform.
Minimum age: 5
FREE

  • Friday, 4 June and Saturday 5 June
  • 13.00 – 13.30
  • 14.30 – 15.00
  • 15.30 – 16.00

Fine wares for sale!
Making a living in Victorian London was sometimes hard. Meet a man who has found his path in life and hear his entertaining stories about the people he meets, as he sells his wares on the city’s streets.
Minimum age: 5
FREE

  • Sunday 6 June
  • 13.00 – 13.30
  • 14.00 – 14.30
  • 15.00 – 15.30

Dressed to impress
What did Londoners wear in the past? In our family drop-in learn how fashion has changed and see what suits you. Make a mask for the Victorian pleasure garden or have a go at designing a Pearly King’s outfit on our interactive whiteboard.

Museum of London
Minimum age: 3
FREE

  • Friday, 4 June and Saturday, 5 Jun
  • 12.30 – 14.00
  • 14.30 – 16.00

London Unlocked – Launch
Celebrate the launch of London’s best new guide book for children, by unlocking the Museum of London with a special trail helping you to find some of the most exciting parts of London’s past. All children completing the trail get a free gift. For a taster go to www.factfinderguides.co.uk
FREE

  • Sunday 13 June
  • 11.00 – 16.00

An Ayah in London
Hear the story of how this Victorian girl from India ended up in London and what she thinks about the big city, the empire and of leaving her family.
Duration: 30 minutes
Minimum age: 5
FREE

  • Sunday, June 20
  • 13:00 – 13:30
  • 14:00 – 14:30
  • 15:00 – 15:30

Victorian spice seller
Nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper, come and buy. Meet a Victorian spice seller and find out what else he might have for sale.
Minimum age: 5
FREE

  • Sunday, 20 June
  • 13.00 – 13.30
  • 14.00 – 14.30
  • 15.00 – 15.30

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, 27 June
  • 11.30 – 14.00
  • 14.30 – 17.00

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