Friday, 28 August 2015

Museum of London - What's on at the Museum of London

One month until The Crime Museum Uncovered!

It's just over a month until The Crime Museum Uncoveredopens at the Museum of London and this month, a programme of intriguing events and workshops has gone on sale. With curator talks, expert panels from the Metropolitan Police's Crime Museum and workshops exploring digital crime fighting, make sure you book now to experience the exhibition in full!

What's new in September
London's Night Owls sleepover
Walk in the shoes of past Londoners on 19 Sep in this special after hours’ event for children at the Museum of London. Immersive and hands-on activities throughout the night explore London’s history from the Romans to the Victorians.
Photography workshop
After a sell-out summer event, Jo Gane returns for an early photography workshop where you can learn pinhole techniques, take shots around the Museum of London Docklands and the surrounding area and develop your own photos.

Forgotten Thames champions
Discover the stories of once-famous women swimmers from the 19th and 20th centuries who set records swimming the Thames! This free curator talk on 19 Sep explores how their legacy was lost and rediscovered.
New app: Museum of London postcards
Create and send real postcards from the Museum of London's Photographic and Art collections, including images from the current exhibition Soldiers and Suffragettes: The Photography of Christina Broom. Available on iTunes now.
Billingsgate Roman House & Baths tours
Join a tour of this historic Roman site, hidden in the City of London, at weekends throughout September. The site has rarely been open to the public so grab your chance to see it now!

Your river family weekend
Explore the sights, sounds and stories of the Thames at the Museum of London Docklands with free crafts, storytelling, local memories and lively performances for all ages on Sat 26 and Sun 27 Sep.

Hidden London archive tour
What lies beneath the Gherkin or the Olympic Park’s Velodrome? Explore archaeological secrets from beneath some of London’s most iconic buildings in this tour of the Archaeological Archive on 5 and 19 Sep.

The change of the season marks the beginning of London’s most exciting programme of arts, performance and culture and our exhibition The Crime Museum Uncovered has been highlighted in this video as one of the top things to see! Find out what else is happening in London this autumn from musicals to exhibitions.

On the blog
On the Blog: The Great Fire of London and the invention of insurance
The Great Fire devastated London. There were few recorded deaths, but estimates put the destroyed property value at £10,000,000 (£1.5 billion in today’s money). From the ashes rose an unlikely development: the world’s first property insurance policies...

Friends of the Museum of London
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Friends of the Museum of London can book exclusive events with access to some of London's most interesting buildings, locations and tours - not usually open to the public!

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