May events @ Museum of London Docklands

May 1, 2010toMay 31, 2010

Family events

Little Mudlarks toddlers group: Messy Mondays

  • Come and use your senses and get messy together in our special monthly creative session as part of our Little Mudlarks toddlers group
  • Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Ticketed event: advance booking only
  • Fee payable: £1.00
  • Minimum age: 1
  • Monday, May 3 @ 10:15 – 12:00

Mini Mudlarks babies group

  • Learn, play, explore and have fun together every Monday during term-time in our Mudlarks gallery. The 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
  • Minimum age: 0
  • Ticketed event: advance booking only
  • Monday, May 3, @ 12:45 – 13:45
  • Monday, May 10, @ 12:45 – 13:45
  • Monday, May 24, @ 12:45 – 13:45

Little Mudlarks toddlers group: Musical Mondays

  • Sing, rhyme and play together in this special monthly musical session as part of our Little Mudlarks toddlers group.
  • Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Ticketed event: advance booking only
  • Fee payable: £1.00
  • Minimum age: 1
  • Monday, May 17, @ 10:15 – 12:00

Mini Mudlarks babies group: Musical Mondays

  • Sing, rhyme and play together in this special monthly musical session as part of our Mini Mudlarks babies group.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Minimum age: 0
  • Ticketed event: advance booking only
  • Monday, May 17, @ 12:45 – 13:45

Under 5s storytime

  • Join us in our galleries for stories, music and fun every Thursday during term-time, then come and play in Mudlarks
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Minimum age: 0
  • Ticketed event: advance booking only
  • Thursday, May 6, @ 15:00 – 15:30
  • Thursday, May 13, @ 15:00 – 15:30
  • Thursday, May 20, @ 15:00 – 15:30
  • Thursday, May 27, @ 15:00 – 15:30

Sailor’s 1000 stories and puppet making

  • Join us for a fun story and turn your favourite character into a puppet to take home with you.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Minimum age: 5
  • FREE with £5 annual adult ticket
  • Saturday, May 1, @ 12:30 – 13:30 / 14:30 – 15:30

Runaways

  • Runaways tells the story of slave boy from Africa who runs away from persecution to the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • FREE with £5 annual adult ticket
  • Minimum age: 5
  • Saturday, May 8, @ 12:30 – 13:00 / 14:30 – 15:00 / 15:30 – 16:00

The legend of Moll Cutpurse

  • Join us to hear the legend of Moll Cutpurse, Queen of the London Jacobean underworld – pickpocket, thief, forger and highwaywoman.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Minimum age: 3
  • FREE with £5 annual adult ticket
  • Saturday, May 15, @ 12:30 – 13:00 / 14:30 – 15:00 / 15:30 – 16:00

Secret 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 solve this mystery.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • FREE with £5 annual adult ticket
  • Minimum age: 7
  • Saturday, May 22, @ 12:30 – 13:30 / 14:30 – 15:30

Little Mudlarks toddlers group: Make-it Monday

  • What will we be making today? A hands-on creative workshop as part of our Little Mudlarks toddlers group.
  • Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Ticketed event: advance booking only
  • Fee payable: £1.00
  • Minimum age: 1
  • Monday, May 24, @ 10:15 – 12:00

John Ardley the cooper

  • Meet John Ardley the cooper, watch him make a barrel and hear his real life stories about work in the docks.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Minimum age: 6
  • FREE with £5 annual adult ticket
  • Saturday, May 29, @ 12:30 – 13:00 / 14:30 – 15:00 / 15:30 – 16:00

Cornelius Long, London Docker

  • Meet this character based on family and oral history. Cornelius will tell you about working life in the docks as the area began to decline.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Minimum age: 7
  • FREE with £5 annual adult ticket
  • Saturday, May 29, @ 12:30 – 13:00 / 14:30 – 15:00 / 15:30 – 16:00

Dockers day

  • Join us for a day celebrating the history of the docks. Meet a docker, see a cooper demonstrate his craft, make a souvenir to take home.
  • FREE with £5 annual adult ticket.
  • Dates and times
  • Saturday, 29 May, 10.0 – 18.00

London! A musical journey

  • Come on a musical adventure and explore London’s buildings, transport and famous places through the magic of music and sound! This interactive, imaginative session for under 5s and their carers is brought to life through song, movement, instruments and musical stories.
  • Museum of London Docklands
  • FREE with £5 annual ticket. Tickets allocated on arrival.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Minimum age: 1
  • Mon 31 May @ 10.30-11am / 11.15-11.45am / 2 – 2.30pm

Where do we go?

Museum of London Docklands
West India Quay
E14 4AL

Open Daily 10am-6pm
Last Admission 5.30pm

How do we find out more?
Visit our Museum page on the Museum of London