Friday 27 October 2017

Museum of London - What's on in November?

Make it: Christmas crafts
If you’re a keen crafter who loves to create your own gifts then this month’s Make It workshop on 18 November has the solution for you. Professional crafter Stewart Johnson will lead you in making hand-sewn tree decorations and miniature matchbox toys just in time for Christmas.
What's on at the Museum of London
London on wheels: a city of Black history
Thu 9 Nov, 1.45-5.15pm
Off site
Join Blue Badge Guide Angela Morgan on board a vintage Routemaster for a bus tour exploring the city’s Black history, from the legacies of the transatlantic slave trade through to the first Black parliamentarians.

Hack it: pickling and preserving
Thu 2 Nov, 6.30-8.30pm
Museum of London
We’re bringing the ancient art of pickling and preserving right up to date in this workshop with Kylee Newton, master preserver at Newton & Pott. Learn all the skills you need to make seasonal produce last throughout the year and take home your own jars of delicious sauerkraut and gin pickle. Part of the City Now City Futureseason. In partnership with Time Out.
Close to the bone
Fri 10 Nov, 7-10pm
Museum of London
What can the bones of Londoners tell you about their lives? With expert guidance from forensic anthropologists you’ll learn how to decipher the clues left behind in the remains of five skeletons from different periods of the city’s history at this fascinating evening workshop.

The London salon: cultural infrastructure
Tue 14 Nov, 7-10pm
Museum of London
Can culture be designed into the city? Through an evening of talks and performances in collaboration with Theatrum Mundi we debate whether culture can be considered as an infrastructure for a city no less essential than water, roads or sewer pipes. Entry includes a drink. Part of the City Now City Future season. In partnership with Time Out.

What's on at the Museum of London Docklands
Fighting for Empire
Fri 10 Nov – Sun 13 May
Museum of London Docklands
In 1866 Samuel Hodge became the first soldier of African descent to be awarded the Victoria Cross. A private in the 4th West India Regiment, he was born just after slavery was ended in the Caribbean and served later in West Africa. This free display examines the background to his award and the history of the West India Regiments.

Docks after dark 
Tue 31 Oct, 14 & 21 Nov
Museum of London Docklands
Steady your nerves with a glass of prosecco as you explore the chilling history of London's docks and journey through our 200-year-old warehouse after-hours.

Join us on 14 and 21 November… or on All Hallows' Eve if you dare.

Events for families
Celebrate your city family festival
Sat 11 & Sun 12 Nov, 11am – 4pm
Museum of London
Become a digital expert at our free weekend festival exploring technology. Learn to code like a pro, create amazing inventions and learn about renewable energy at hands-on workshops, interactive adventure games and craft activities. In partnership with Raspberry Pi. In partnership with Londonist.

Maritime music festival
Sat 18 & Sun 19 Nov, 12-4pm
Museum of London Docklands
All aboad as we welcome a host of maritime musical acts for an unforgettable weekend of fun and games. Two days of live music await you, with performances from Hughie Jones, Keith Kendrick and many more throughout the weekend.
From poetry performances to sea shanty workshops this free festival will get all the family singing and dancing! In partnership with Londonist.