Thursday 31 August 2017

Museum of London - What's on in September?

What's on this month?
Our City Now City Future season continues at the Museum of London this month. Investigate the issues facing cities today in our free, interactive exhibition, The City is Ours. Explore protest in the capital at the next of our monthly salons and join a practical workshop teaching you how to forage in the city.

The school holidays may be over but there’s lots still to come for families this month including a new Roman London family walk around the City and an exciting family festival at the Museum of London Docklands.
City Now City Future highlights
The London Salon: protest
Tue 12 Sep, 7-10pm
Museum of London
Join Lauren Elkin, author of Big Society Anna Minton, researcher Oli Mould, author of Autonomous City Alex Vasudevan, and filmmaker Sarah Turner for talks, readings and film screenings exploring activism in suburbia, gentrification and power in the modern city. Entry includes a drink. In partnership with Time Out.
Hack it: urban foraging
Sat 16 Sep, 1.30-3.30pm
Museum of London
Join John Rensten, founder of Forage London, on a foraging walk around the Square Mile to discover the wild foods growing right under our noses in the city.

Free exhibition and workshops
Until 2 Jan 2018
Museum of London
The City is Ours continues at the Museum of London this month. This interactive exhibition, exploring how and why cities all over the world are changing is accompanied by a weekly lunchtime chance to engage with exciting things that are happening all over London. In September you can meet altruistic joggersdonate a winter coatlearn how to make herbal tea and meet the architects of a co-housing project.
Video games and design: Minecraft
18 Sep, 7-9.30pm
Museum of London
Has Minecraft changed the way architecture and design is taught and practiced? Our panel of experts discuss how one of the world’s most popular video games is changing the way we design and see the world.

Don't miss
Final days of our the Tunnel exhibition
Closes 3 Sep
Museum of London Docklands
It’s your last chance to see our free exhibition Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail at the Museum of London Docklands. Discover the fascinating finds unearthed from the Crossrail project and explore the engineering story behind Europe’s largest infrastructure project.

Tour the Thames: history, legends and folklore
Sat 7 Oct, 1.15-4.15pm
Meeting point provided on booking
Take a cruise down the River Thames from Westminster to Greenwich and see London through tales of fact and fantasy with Simon Costin, curator and director of the Museum of British folklore and blue badge guide Julie Chandler.
Family highlights
Roman London family walk
Sat 2, Sun 10, Sat 23 & 30 Sep, 12-1pm
Museum of London
Visit the sites of Roman Londinium together as a family on this fun and engaging family walk. Discover fascinating facts and remarkable anecdotes about life in the Roman Empire as you explore the ancient landmarks hidden amongst our 21st century skyscrapers.

Treasures from the Thames
Sat 23 & Sun 24 Sep
Museum of London Docklands
What secrets does the river hold? Find out at our free family festival, Treasures from the Thames.Discover what fascinating objects can be found in the Thames with various community led workshops, craft and performances. Build your own instruments out of everyday recycling or see a dramatic performance exploring the history of London told through five objects. See what treasures you will find, will it be junk or will it be gold?
Smithfield memories
What memories, places and events around Smithfield would you want to include in a new Museum of London?
The Museum of London is moving to Smithfield. We want to know what memories, places or events around Smithfield you would like to see in the new museum.

Partner events
Orhan Pamuk In Conversation
Fri 15 Sep, Southbank Centre
Join The Museum of Innocence author and Nobel Prize-winner as he reads from his latest novel and explore visuals from a newly published edition of his classic memoir, Istanbul.  
Multmedia 1900
Mon 25 Sep, 6pm, Museum of London
In 1900 people were fascinated by communication. In this Gresham lecture Ian Christie explains the new media experiences Londoners could enjoy in 1900.