Thursday 30 April 2015

Museum of London - What's on in May

This month, we welcome a new free display tot he Museum of London, London Dust, which showcases recent work by artist Rut Blees Luxemburg. This small photography and film exhibition responds to the redevelopment of the City of London and the fallout from the 2008 financial crisis through contrasting an idealised London, with the gritty, unpolished reality.               

What's new this month

We're exploring the myths and mysteries of The Thames this May bank holiday weekend at the Museum of London Docklands with family events including crafts, storytelling and shows, in partnership with Cityread London.

This month, explore Roman Londinium with a new walk Londinium II: defences to civic centre, celebrate a literary master with Shakespeare's London and join our popular Evolving cityBlitz in the City and Smithfield tours.
Hidden London
Ever wanted to know what gets found beneath London's famous landmarks? Explore secret finds in a tour of our Archaeological Archive on 4 & 18 May.

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25 Jun, 7-8pm
Love photography? Make sure you catch the curator of Soldiers and Suffragettes: The Photography of Christina Broom, Anna Sparham, in conversation with women’s history specialist Di Atkinson and Edwardian postcard expert Guy Atkins. You can also enjoy an exclusive after-hours viewing of the exhibition.  

Half term at the Museum of London Docklands
Join us for a week of craft, drama, storytelling and art workshops all about London's theatrical East End with family events from 23-31 May at the Museum of London Docklands.

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From Tudor theatres to the Olympic Opening Ceremony, we're getting to know the performances of London's past with a week of crafts, storytelling and drama for families of all ages at the Museum of London.

Journey through Canary Wharf and learn how the derelict West India Docks were transformed into a thriving business hub with our walk, Regeneration, on Sun 3 May.
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To mark the launch of The Crime Museum Uncovered, we've teamed up with Penguin Books UK to offer you the chance to win a copy of the enthralling new crime novel from M.J. Carter, The Infidel Stain, and a pair of tickets to our major exhibition opening in October.

To enter, follow the link below and enter by 5pm, Sunday 31 May 2015.

On the blog

Read about the mystery of the 'spring bodice', currently in the museum's newShow Space, where we present some of our more recent arrivals, making connections with what's happening in London right now.

Partner promotions
Christopher Williams the Production Line of Happiness
29 April – 21 June
Whitechapel Gallery, Free
Somewhere between a film director, a picture editor and an art historian, American artist Christopher Williams investigates photography as the defining medium of modernism.

Changing Britain 1997-2015
Southbank Centre
Sat 2 May

A new political era dawns as the rise of Tony Blair's New Labour ends 18 years of Tory rule. Get 50% off talks, screenings, music, performance and visual arts by quoting BRITAIN when booking.

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Olympia in kensignton
21-23 May
150 modern and contemporary galleries from 40 countries will present artists from across the globe. 2 for 1 tickets are available to Museum of London subscribers. Use code 'museumoflondon' to claim this special offer.

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