Sunday 30 April 2017

Museum of London - What's on in May?

What's on in May?
We are kicking off our City Now City Future season in style with a free late launch event on the 19 May exploring what it means to be a Londoner, plus a range of new displays and commissions across the Museum of London.

At the Museum of London Docklands, we bring you Archaeology of the tunnel, a fascinating talk exploring the discoveries featured in our free exhibition Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail.

There's plenty for our younger visitors to enjoy too. Join us for our Toddler takeover festivaland free family events during half term.
City Now City Future: May highlights
Fri 19 May, 7.30pm
Museum of London
Join us for a free evening of performances, workshops, films and music celebrating London as one of the most diverse cities in the world. Create your own statement posters with Rabbits Road Press, taste culinary delights from Mazi Mas roaming restaurant, explore the history and art of barbering with CUT Festival and more. Plus there's a music programme curated by Reprezent 107.3FM.
Magnum live lab in conversation
Sat 20 May, 5-6.30pm
Museum of London
We've collaborated with the legendary photographic agency, Magnum, to commission three photographers to capture contemporary Clerkenwell over a two week period. Join the photographers, Olivia Arthur, Mark Power and Carl De Keyzer, for a panel discussion about the project.
Lady Lucy's portrait studio
Select dates between 18 May  18 Jun
Museum of London
As part of our display Lady Lucy: Portraits for Services, Gifts and Favours, Lady Lucy will be inviting visitors to have their portrait painted at the museum in exchange for a service, gift or favour that will be passed along to another visitor. Portrait sittings are free but must be booked in advance.
Clerkenwell walks
23, 24 & 25 May, 1-2pm
We've partnered up with Clerkenwell Design Week to bring you three, free guided walks exploring the past, present and future of the area known for its creativity and maker communities. Walks are free but places should be booked in advance.
Talks and tours highlights
Archaeology of the tunnel
Wed 9 May, 6.30-9pm
Museum of London Docklands
Find out more about the objects on display in Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail during this talk with leading archaeologists from Crossrail and MOLA. Hear first-hand what it is like to be involved in the Crossrail project, the role archaeology plays in modern construction and discover what the future holds for the objects that have been discovered.
Jazz and blues bus tour
Sat 27 May, 1.45-5.45pm
Hop aboard a vintage Routemaster and travel in style around the city, uncovering the secret sights of London's jazz and blues history. Hear about the arrival of jazz from the USA to London and explore local music scenes, including the clubs, fan societies and men and women that shaped the jazz scene.
Family highlights
Great Fire family walks
13 & 31 May, 1 & 3 Jun, 11-11.45am
Museum of London
Our Great Fire family walks are back! Visit the sites struck by the Great Fire of London and take part in mini challenges as a family during this fun and interactive walk. Special lunch deals are also available. Why not make it a full family day out and take part in our free weekend or May half term activities too?
Toddler takeover
Sat 20 & Sun 21 May, 10.30am  4pm
Museum of London Docklands
Bring your little ones to this family festival designed especially for under 5s. Take part in a range of exciting activities and interactive workshops created in collaboration with local families as we let our littlest visitors take over the museum.
Partner events
The Prize for Illustration 2017: Sounds of the City
From 19 May
This new exhibition at the London Transport Museum will showcase the 100 winning entries from the prestigious Prize for Illustration 2017. These stunning illustrations cover themes such as nightlife, wildlife, music, markets and transport.