Friday 26 June 2015

Museum of London - The Romans are taking over this summer! - What's On At The Museum

A summer of Roman fun, photography and walks through the city in the sunshine.

This July we're celebrating everything Roman with the Festival of British Archaeology at the Museum of London. From Sat 11 to Sun 26 July, discover Londinium with events including Roman walking tours, a chance to see objects from a Roman site in Southwark Street in Archaeology up close, tours of the Roman Fort Gate and get hands on in a family fun day, Secrets of Roman Londoners.  

What's new this month
Photography workshop
Fancy yourself as a photographer? Get hands-on making pinhole cameras and experiment at and around the Museum of London Docklands. Artist and photography expert Jo Gane shares the tricks of the trade and insights into early photographic techniques.

Get out and about in London with our July walking tours. You can explore Shakespeare's London, the effects of London 2012 on the city and discover London's part in slave trade.

Our live action summer spectacular is just a little over a month away and the gladiators are training hard honing their deadly skills. Get your tickets now for London's most unique summer holiday event!  

The summer holidays are all about Romans at the Museum of London. Find out about amphitheatres, gladiators and battles with Boudicca with free workshops, storytelling and craft sessions.

On 18 July, join us at a free family day as part of our Festival of British Archaeology. Explore with museum experts to discover everything from what Roman Londoners ate to where they came from and even how they died. You can see ancient skeletons, dress up as a Roman, hear about the mysteries of Mithras and get crafty with making magic mosaics and items for the underworld!



What happens in the museum once the doors close for the night? Book now for our September sleepover experience for families and walk in the shoes of past Londoners for the night with immersive and hands-on activities.

On the blog
A Riot of Colour: Christina Broom and the Suffragettes
Curator of Soldiers and Suffragettes: The Photography of Christina Broom, Anna Sparham, writes about Broom's stunning photography of the women who campaigned for the vote in London in the years up to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914.

Time for a reshuffle… Playing cards in the collection
Card games have long been a traditional pastime of Londoners, and as our collection demonstrates, they often serve as a window into a particular period of history. Discover card games on display or in the archives at the museum!
Friends of the Museum of London
Did you know?

If you join the Friends of the Museum of London you'll get free fast-track entry intoThe Crime Museum Uncovered!

Partner promotions
Homes of the Homeless: Seeking Shelter in Victorian London
The Geffrye Museum of the Home, until Sun 12 Jul
This exhibition tells the story of Homelessness in Victorian London, exploring the places the poor inhabited and bringing them to life through paintings, photographs and personal stories. Adult £5 concs £3

Pirates of the Carabina Flown
Brighton Dome, 19 & 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27 Dec

After its huge success at Brighton Festival 2014, we are thrilled to bring Pirates of the Carabina back to Brighton Dome for Christmas. Get ready for a captivating night at the circus packed with thrills, extraordinary feats, laughs and live music.

Real Crime Magazine

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