Friday 28 March 2014

Museum of London -New displays open, family fun for Easter

April at the Museum of London
Record breaking year for visitors announced, your last chance to see The Cheapside Hoard and crafts, storytelling and performance take over the museum as part of Cityread London. 
1,000,000 visitors!Museum of London title bar (#171d58)
It's been a busy year for the museum and we’re thrilled to announce that one million people visited the Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands in just 11 months! This is a record-breaking figure for us and we want to say a huge thank you to all of our visitors for your support.
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Final weeksMuseum of London title bar (#171d58)
Until Sun 27 Apr
Our blockbuster exhibition The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels is coming into its final weeks! Make sure you catch it before it closes 27 Apr. Don't forget to prebook your ticket online for your chance to win a real jewel! This month is also your last chance to explore our free exhibition of contemporary London jewellery design, Made in London: Jewellery Now.
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Easter holidaysMuseum of London title bar (#171d58)
We’ve got free fun for all the family at the Museum of London, the Museum of London Docklands and at the Museum of London Archaeological Archivethroughout the Easter holiday. Join us at all three of our venues to follow Giant Stories, a gigantic craft project and special story telling event.
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Christina BroomMuseum of London title bar (#171d58)
On display from Fri 4 Apr
This month, in anticipation of an exhibition to be held next year, see a selection of images by photographer Christina Broom in the museum's foyer, capturing poignant scenes of soldiers in London during World War I.
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In tune with archaeology Museum of London title bar (#171d58)
Fri 4 & Sat 5 Apr, 11am – 12.30pm & 2-3.30pm 
Interested in the roots of London's music scene? Get up close to bird bone flutes and a medieval tuning pegs in April's musically-themed tour of the Museum of London Archaeological Archive .
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Cityread LondonMuseum of London Docklands title bar (#171d58)
Sat 5 Apr, 10am – 4pm 
Crafts, storytelling, performance and family trails take over at Museum of London Docklands as part ofCityread London. The project invites the children of London to mark the centenary by reading Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo. There will also be a free showing of the new Private Peaceful film (Certificate 12A) at 11am and 1pm.
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War of wordsMuseum of London Docklands title bar (#171d58)
On display from Fri 4 AprIn the centenary year of the outbreak of the World War I, this small display at the Museum of London Docklands explores the impact of the war on East London. The objects on display are new additions to the museum's permanent galleries. 
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Write with MortiMuseum of London title bar (#171d58)
Fri 11 Apr, 11am – 12pm & 2-3pm
Explore quills, styli and other ancient writing equipment with Morti, the resident mouse at theMuseum of London Archaeological Archive. Get hands on with artefacts and create your own storyboard inspired by the archive's treasures in this under 5s session.
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Switching systemsMuseum of London
The Museum of London will be using a new ticketing and email system from Tue 1 Apr. Future newsletters will look different and you may receive an email asking you to update the details we have for you, so that we can send you the news and events that you most want to hear about. Existing bookings will not be affected and you will still only be sent emails that you have signed up to receive.
On the blogMuseum of London title bar (#171d58)
Lion-tamers, balloon ascents, trampoline clowns and fortune tellers -find out all about the 17th centuryVauxhall Pleasure Gardens on the Museum of London blog!
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Frozen ThamesMuseum of London Docklands title bar (#171d58)
Until Mon 21 Apr
It's your last chance to catch our Frozen Thamesdisplays at Museum of London Docklands andMuseum of London. The small displays celebrate the frost fairs of 1814 and 1684, when the frozen Thames became a carnival and street market all rolled into one!
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Shakespeare Week
Guildhall Library, 22-25 Apr
To celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, Guildhall Library is hosting an exciting week of Shakespeare-themed events, including walks, talks, sonnet readings and an exhibition!
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The BP exhibitionVikings: life and legend
British Museum, until 22 Jun 
Discover the Viking world in this major exhibition – the first at the British Museum for over 30 years. Swords and axes, coins and jewellery, hoards, amulets and religious images show how Vikings created an international network connecting cultures over four continents. Supported by BP. 
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Nasser Al Salem, Kul, 2012
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Jameel Prize 3
V&A, until 21 Apr
See the works by the 10 shortlisted artists and designers, ranging from Arabic typography and calligraphy to fashion inspired by the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul, and from social design and video installation to delicate miniature drawings.
Admission free. In partnership with Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives.
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