Sunday 5 July 2015

Museum of London - What's on for families this summer?

Get into archaeology, history and photography as a family this summer!

Our family programme is jam packed with activities and special events at the Museum of London Docklands and the Museum of London this summer.

But why wait until then? Secrets of Roman Londoners, a unique family day at the Museum of London on 18 July will kickstart our Roman season with an opportunity to meet expert archaeologists and a few real Roman skeletons!

Read on for all our summer highlights for families...
What's on for families this summer?

Holiday highlights

Find out all about amphitheatres, gladiator games and battles with Boudicca at free workshops, craft activities and storytelling from 29 July to  6 August.

See battle commence on the site of London’s only Roman amphitheatre in this summer spectacular on Sat 8, Sun 9, Sat 15 & Sun 16 August.

Explore Christina Broom's amazing photographs through crafts, digital sessions and art workshops from 15 to 22 August.

Dig up London's past with an interactive family experience at the Museum of London from 25 July to 6 August.

Our weekly sessions for Under 5s take a break over the summer but we have special sessions, Monstrous masks and Sailor sea shanties during the break.

From our partners

Two new Horrible Histories shows with amazing 3D effect come to  Dartford's Theatre from 23 – 26 July and Hackney Empire from 7 – 11 October.
Jewish Museum

Have tea with a life-size Tiger, curl up in Mog’s basket, and discover the childhood drawings of a girl escaping Hitler’s Germany.
Sunday 14 July

Join us for a day of World War I themed activities including storytelling, drama, family history research, craft activities and more!


Our friends at The Young Poets Network have a number of competitions this summer, including the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award, a literarytranslation competition around Mexican Poet Pedro Serrano's poem PelĂ­cula, and the annual Timothy Corsellis Poetry Prize and Young Critics Prize for writing in response to the life and works of selected WWII poets.