Friday 30 June 2017

Museum of London - What's on in July?

What's on in July?
Our free, major exhibition, The City is Ours, opens at the Museum of London on 14 July. Explore how and why global cities are changing, as well as local innovations designed to improve urban living, through interactive exhibits and short films as part of our City Now City Future season.

As part of the exhibition, we are shining a spotlight on London, presenting free, weekly lunchtime sessions with 25 local community initiatives. Build a solar panel, taste sustainable salads or pedal on a bike to turn surplus fruit into delicious smoothies.

For families, we have a fun-filled family festival at the Museum of London, followed by our interactive family shows at the Museum of London Docklands.

Plus, we have forensic workshops and events exploring the history of the railways.

City Now City Future highlights
Tue 11 Jul, 7-10pm
Museum of London
Join us for an intimate evening of readings and ideas about love and anxiety with writer Megan Nolan, poet Jay Barnard and historian Tiffany Watt-Smith, author of The Book of Human Emotions. In partnership with Time Out.
Hack it: build a bee hotel
Sat 22 Jul, 1.30-4pm
Museum of London
What do bees do for cities? And what can we do for them? Join Alison Benjamin of Urban Bees Ltd in this workshop to learn all about bees in London, and get hands-on making your own bee hotel to take home. In partnership with Time Out.
New display
Open until 1 Oct 2017
Museum of London
Open now, our new display Junk looks at a range of objects that Londoners have recycled and upcycled across the centuries. The curator of our new display discusses how one Londoner's trash was another's treasure in our latest Discover article.
Inspired by Junk, we want to see pictures of what you have saved from the scrapheap. Have you transformed a broken teacup into a flowerpot, or found that bargain item of clothing at a charity shop? If so, why not share some pictures of your latest salvages with us using #LondonView @MuseumofLondon
Event highlights
Close to the bone
Thu 20 Jul, 7-10pm
Museum of London
Discover what you can learn about a person's life from the skeleton they left behind at this forensic workshop. From a syphilitic Victorian 'lady of the night' to a Georgian gentleman with more than a few medical conditions, excavate and reconstruct skeletons with our expert forensic anthropologists.
History of London's railways
Tue 18 Jul, 6.30-9.15pm
Museum of London Docklands
Hear the history of London's early railways through to untold stories of the future Elizabeth line, as seen in our exhibition, Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail. Join John Liffen, Curator of Communications at the Science Museum, Tim Dunn, Trainspotting Live presenter, acclaimed author, Andy Shelley, and Professor Richard Dennis from UCL.
Family highlights
Sat 22 & Sun 23 Jul
11am – 4pm
Museum of London
Get inspired by London's amazing architecture at this weekend festival jam-packed full of awesome events. Make architectural masterpieces out of Lego, create a poem and then hear it performed, design a new museum and much more. In partnership with Open City.
Time tunnellers
Every Wed-Sat in Aug
Times vary
Museum of London Docklands
The museum needs your help to piece together clues from London’s past! Become an archaeologist and discover amazing objects unearthed from the Crossrail project in these free interactive family shows.
Partner events
Magnum Manifesto is the landmark book celebrating the 70th anniversary of the world's greatest photographic agency, Magnum Photos. Enjoy 20% off by entering the code MUSEUMOFLONDON20. Offer ends 31 July 2017.
Gross Indecency at BFI Southbank
July & August
Uncover Britain's pioneering, problematic relationship with on-screen homosexuality, 50 years since a human rights landmark.