Friday 28 July 2017

Museum of London - What's on in August?

What's on in August?
The Romans return this August with the spectacular Gladiators Games in the Guildhall Yard and a summer of Roman fun for families throughout the summer holidays at the Museum of London.

Our City Now City Future season, which includes a free major exhibition at the Museum of London, The City is Ours and over 100 events, displays and artistic commissions, continues with opportunities to learn, discuss and get hands-on with food growing and urban gardening this month.

August is also the last chance to catch Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail, at the Museum of London Docklands along with interactive family shows and our final Discover Crossrail walk.
City Now City Future highlights
Weekly on Thursdays, 1-2pm
Museum of London
Taste salad grown on an aquaponic farm with GrowUp, drink bike-powered smoothies made from surplus fruit by FoodCycle, discover the benefits of community growing with OrganicLeaand find out where to find canalside fruit cared for by Hanwell Orchard Trailat our weekly free drop-in events running alongside The City is Oursexhibition. In partnership with Time Out.
Sat 26 Aug, 1.30-4pm
Museum of London
Get your hands dirty in this DIY veg growing workshop. Join Julie Riehl of Capital Growth, London's food growing network, and learn how to grow your own food in the smallest of city spaces, from patios and balconies to window sills. In partnership with Time Out.
Roman summer
Gladiator Games
Fri 25 - Mon 28 Aug
Museum of London
Be transported back to Londonium this summer with our spectacular re-enactment of the gladiatorial games on the site of London's only Roman amphitheatre. Choose your favourite warrior and roar them on as they battle for glory. Will they be crowned the Emperor's champion or will they meet a gruesome end?
Free Roman activities for families
Activities every day during the summer holidays
Museum of London
Become a Roman expert this summer! Explore our Roman London gallery with a special family trail before joining our daily interactive storytelling sessions. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays you can also hold real Roman artefacts and discover what they reveal about life 2,000 years ago.
Event highlights
Sat 19 Aug, 1.30-4pm
Museum of London
Homewares and accessories designer Melodie Tellilez will share her designing and making skills to guide you in creating statement leather jewellery at this workshop. All materials are provided in a choice of colours. No previous experience is necessary but by the time you leave, you’ll have all the skills you need to carry on creating leather accessories.
Fri 11 Aug, 2-3.30pm
Meeting point supplied on booking
Discover the scenes of the East End's most infamous crimes on this walking tour. Hear more about the perpetrators, victims, and the individuals investigating them, from the gruesome murders by Jack the Ripper in Whitechapel to the infamous Kray brothers.
Docklands highlights
Until 3 Sep, 10am - 6pm
Museum of London Docklands
Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail closes on 3 September. Don't miss your last chance to see fascinating finds spanning 8,000 years of human history uncovered during the Crossrail project. Also this month, join the final Discover Crossrail walk to learn about the archaeology revealed and the new viewpoints created in London's West End during the project.
Time tunnellers free summer shows
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. 
A new display at the museum celebrates the years when children could play safely on the streets of London. You can join a conversation about play and public space on 8 August at The London Salon: playing out.
Our new installation, Pulse, tracks Londoners’ social media use in real time to see what the city is thinking about. We look at the first month of results and what they tell us about London’s feelings at the start of the summer.