May events at Museum of London

May 1, 2009toMay 31, 2009

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Old St Paul’s
Unravel the story of Old St Paul’s with our storyteller. Using your imagination to travel back in time and discover the smells, sounds and people behind this grand building.

Duration: 30 minutes
Minimum age: 5
Sunday, May 3, 2009, 13:00 – 13:30
Sunday, May 3, 2009, 14:00 – 14:30
Sunday, May 3, 2009, 15:00 – 15:30

Story time
Join the Museum’s gallery Hosts to discover stories from and about London. You could discover whether William Night became a knight, if sparrow Samuel returns all the lost items he found, or solve the clues in our Roman game. For dates call the Box Office.

Duration: 20 minutes
Minimum age: 5
Sunday, May 3, 2009, 11:00 – 11:20
Sunday, May 10, 2009, 11:00 – 11:20
Sunday, May 17, 2009, 11:00 – 11:20
Sunday, May 24, 2009, 11:00 – 11:20
Sunday, May 31, 2009, 11:00 – 11:20

Squaring up
Choose your favourite museum objects and create a fun and exciting puzzle, inspired by a Victorian toy shop.

Duration: 1 hour  30 minutes
Minimum age: 5
Monday, May 4, 2009, 12:30 – 14:00
Monday, May 4, 2009, 14:30 – 16:00

Toddlers and Carers Group
Learn, play and explore together in this hands-on, creative session for under 5s and their carers. Every Wednesday during term-time.

Duration: 1 hour
Ticketed event
Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 15:30 – 16:30
Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 15:30 – 16:30
Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 15:30 – 16:30

Stories from the Thames
Do you know why oil lamps and elephant gods are being found in the Thames? Come and enjoy the Hindu stories which solved this mystery.

Duration: 30 minutes
Minimum age: 7
Sunday, May 10, 2009, 13:00 – 13:30
Sunday, May 10, 2009, 14:00 – 14:30
Sunday, May 10, 2009, 15:00 – 15:30

What’s hiding in the Thames?
Join our experts and find out what is lurking beneath the Thames’ waves. Stroll along the foreshore and pick up your own archaeological finds and discover how to use them as clues to London’s past.

Duration: 2 hours
Ticketed event
Minimum age: 5
Sunday, May 17, 2009, 12:00 – 14:00

Let’s have a party
The year is 1951 and parts of London are still in ruins after the Second World War, but better times are ahead and the whole country is getting ready for a party. Come and make a poster to invite everybody to the Festival of Britain.

Duration: 1 hour  30 minutes
Minimum age: 3
Saturday, May 23, 2009, 12:30 – 14:00
Saturday, May 23, 2009, 14:30 – 16:00
Sunday, May 24, 2009, 12:30 – 14:00
Sunday, May 24, 2009, 14:30 – 16:00
Monday, May 25, 2009, 12:30 – 14:00
Monday, May 25, 2009, 14:30 – 16:00

London’s first Pearly King
Hear the story of Henry Croft and how a simple street seller became a king and raised thousands of pounds for charity.

Duration: 30 minutes
Minimum age: 5
Saturday, May 23, 2009, 13:00 – 13:30
Saturday, May 23, 2009, 14:00 – 14:30
Saturday, May 23, 2009, 15:00 – 15:30
Sunday, May 24, 2009, 13:00 – 13:30
Sunday, May 24, 2009, 14:00 – 14:30
Sunday, May 24, 2009, 15:00 – 15:30
Monday, May 25, 2009, 13:00 – 13:30
Monday, May 25, 2009, 14:00 – 14:30
Monday, May 25, 2009, 15:00 – 15:30

From quill to ballpoint
Put pen to paper in this art workshop and travel through time to discover how people used to write in the past.

Duration: 1 hour  30 minutes
Minimum age: 3
Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 12:30 – 14:00
Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 14:30 – 16:00
Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 12:30 – 14:00
Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 14:30 – 16:00

Victorian belongings
A special chance to get a closer look at some Victorian objects before our new Galleries of Modern London open in early 2010. Test your knowledge and see if you can guess what they are.
Duration: 1 hour  30 minutes
Minimum age: 5
Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 11:30 – 13:00
Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 13:30 – 15:00
Sunday, May 31, 2009, 11:30 – 13:00
Sunday, May 31, 2009, 13:30 – 15:00

Meet the experts
Meet some of the museum’s conservators and find out how they are preparing objects for display in our new Galleries of Modern London, opening in early 2010.

Duration: 1 hour  30 minutes
Minimum age: 5
Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 11:00 – 12:30
Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 14:00 – 15:30

Toy theatres
Before TV, toy theatres were a popular form of family entertainment. Create your own theatre to entertain your family and friends at home.

Duration: 1 hour  30 minutes
Minimum age: 5
Thursday, May 28, 2009, 12:30 – 14:00
Thursday, May 28, 2009, 14:30 – 16:00
Friday, May 29, 2009, 12:30 – 14:00
Friday, May 29, 2009, 14:30 – 16:00

Victorian children
Join our storyteller and discover how poor children survived the streets of Dickens’ London.

Duration: 30 minutes
Minimum age: 5
Thursday, May 28, 2009, 12:00 – 12:30
Thursday, May 28, 2009, 13:00 – 13:30
Thursday, May 28, 2009, 14:00 – 14:30
Friday, May 29, 2009, 12:00 – 12:30
Friday, May 29, 2009, 13:00 – 13:30
Friday, May 29, 2009, 14:00 – 14:30
Saturday, May 30, 2009, 13:00 – 13:30
Saturday, May 30, 2009, 14:00 – 14:30
Saturday, May 30, 2009, 15:00 – 15:30

Read all about it!
Be a newspaper editor for the day in this art workshop inspired by London’s news over the past 150 years.

Duration: 1 hour  30 minutes
Minimum age: 5
Saturday, May 30, 2009, 12:30 – 14:00
Saturday, May 30, 2009, 14:30 – 16:00
Sunday, May 31, 2009, 12:30 – 14:00
Sunday, May 31, 2009, 14:30 – 16:00

Details
Museum of London
London Wall
EC2Y 5HN

Open Daily 10am-6pm
Last Admission 5.30pm

020 7001 9844

www.museumoflondon.org.uk

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