Friday, 29 April 2016

Museum of London - What's on in May? 2016

Catch it before it closes!
Tattoo London closes on the 15 May. Don't miss this free display of newly commissioned artworks by four contemporary London based tattoo studios as they reveal their creative influences and the working practices of their unique craft.

Events in May
Roman archaeology under your feet
Sat 7 & 21  May
Museum of London
Walk around various Roman sites in the City of London and discover what was found under the buildings from over 50 years of excavations.
Tattoo London: Art Macabre Life Drawing Salon
Wed 4 May
Museum of London
Get under the skin of what it means to be a tattoo artist by drawing your own designs on to life models. Only a few more places left.
Cheapside walk
Wed 11 May
Museum of London
Discover feisty residents, royal love and priceless jewels on a guided walk of this famous London street.
City Green Spaces walk
Wed 25 May
Museum of London
From the unsung hero of Postmans Park to the ghost of Christchurch Greyfriars explore the secrets of the City's gardens.
Events for families
Where it happened
Mon 30 May
Museum of London
Discover the history beneath our feet in this new interactive guided walk reuniting archaeological finds with their place of discovery.
May Day on the Docks
Sun 1 May
Museum of London Docklands
Bring the family and join us at the museum to celebrate May Day with loads of free fun hands-on family events. 
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Swept under the carpet? Servants in London households, 1600-2000
Open now until Sun 4 Sep
This special exhibition at the Geffrye Museum will explore domestic service and the experiences of servants living and working in middle-class homes over the last 400 years. Entry is free.
Fri 27 May - Sun 4 Sep
For this major exhibition curator Cornelia Parker has invited over 60 outstanding artists to respond to the theme 'found', reflecting on the Museum’s heritage, combining new and existing work with found objects kept for their significance.
Botticelli and Treasures from the Hamilton Collection
Until 15 May
This major exhibition offers a rare opportunity to enjoy a rich selection of Sandro Botticelli’s exquisite drawings for Dante’s Divine Comedy alongside a selection of outstanding Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, including the monumental Hamilton Bible.
Images copyright Kate Berry (banner image), Art Macabre (Drawing Salon) and Museum of London