Tuesday 4 April 2017

Museum of London - What's on in April?

What's new at the museum?
What does it mean to live in a truly global city? Join the conversation about the past, present and future of our cities in a brand new season City Now City Future which kicks off on 19 May with a launch late. There will be ideas, debate and inspiration until April 2018.

The City is Ours, the Museum of London’s new exhibition opening on 14 July 2017, will take you on a journey through a familiar setting – our cities. This free, interactive exhibition reflects on the joys and frustrations of urban living in the 21st century and explores the innovations being developed around the world to tackle the challenges cities face today.

Our current major exhibition at the Museum of London, Fire! Fire! comes to a close this month on 17 April. Don't miss your last chance to see this interactive exhibition and follow the story of the Great Fire of 1666.

Check out our full range of walks, tours, workshops and family events to see what else is on this month.
April highlights
Wed 5 Apr, 3pm
Museum of London
The last of this free lecture series on the Great Fire of 1666 will be led by archaeologist and architectural historian, John Schofield, who will reveal if the fire changed London's architecture as we are led to believe.
Thu 6 Apr, 7pm
Museum of London
Grab the last few remaining tickets for this popular forensic workshop. Excavate and reconstruct five skeletal structures and learn how to determine their sex and age, and examine them for disease and trauma, guided by real-life forensic anthropologists. 
Daily, 10am – 6pm
Museum of London Docklands
Explore the remarkable artefacts found during the construction of London's newest railway. Discover the amazing story of the Crossrail project and marvel at fascinating objects revealing 8,000 years of London's history, from prehistoric flints and Roman coins to Tudor bowling balls and Victorian chamber pots. 
Various dates and times
Onsite and off-site locations
Tour the remains of the western gate of London’s Roman military fort or visit the Billingsgate Roman House & Baths, explore the stories behind hidden art in the city or visit the scenes of infamous crimes in the East End on one of this month's walks and tours.
Family events
Mon 3 – Sun 16  Apr
Museum of London Docklands
Explore the exciting world of archaeology over the holidays with free workshops including making Roman sculptures, learning how real archaeologists know how old something is and recreating pottery from archaeological finds.
Mon 3 – Sun 16 Apr
Museum of London
Discover what we can learn about the Great Fire from the objects that survived at our free family events during the holidays. Become a history detective and solve the mystery of how the fire started in an interactive storytelling session or join us for arts and crafts, object handling and much more. 
Discover articles
City Now City Future: introducing a season >
A sneak preview of our new City Now City Future season, a year-long festival of exhibitions and events exploring what the future holds for London and cities around the world.
Blitz Underground: how war artists saw the tube shelters >
Curator Francis Marshall explores the astonishing war art produced during the Blitz, from Henry Moore’s paintings to Bill Brandt’s haunting photographs.
Partner events
Apr and May 
Don’t miss the BFI’s selection of distinguished wartime shorts and features that embrace the everyday reality of a besieged and battered Britain. To enjoy 2 tickets for the price of 1 simply quote GIRLS241 when booking.