Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Museum of London - What's on in January?

Futureshocks is a series of events at the Museum of London chaired by the Guardian, exploring the relationship between technology and the city. In the first event on Thursday 25 January, we're exploring identity and the body in our changing cities with speakers including Rachel Coldicutt, CEO of Doteveryone, scholar, dancer and author Aimee Meredith Cox, and writer and urbanist Adam Greenfield.

In partnership with the Guardian. Sponsored by DLA Piper.
Museum of London
Make it: arm knitting
Sat 27 Jan, 10am – 12.30pm
Museum of London
Master a new skill this January with this fun and practical workshop. No previous experience is necessary to learn how to cast on, knit, cast off and sew up in quick and simple steps. Two and a half hours later, you’ll have a created a snood or infinity scarf - without a knitting needle in sight!
London Visions
Fri 19 Jan – Sun 15 Apr 2018
Museum of London
Visit our new free display which sees artists, architects and designers reimagine London based on the challenges we face today, through installations, architectural narratives and video games.

Museum of London Docklands
Docks after dark
Tue 9 & 23 Jan, 6.30-8.30pm
Museum of London Docklands

Hear chilling accounts of the workers in the docks, and stop off at the most haunted spots of the building in this after dark tour of our 200 year old building. Includes a glass of Prosecco.

West Indians: Forefathers of the Metropolitan Police?
Open until Sun 14 Jan
Museum of London Docklands
The River Thames has provided London with trade and commerce for decades. What most don’t know is that it also provided the world with the first police force. Don’t miss your last chance to uncover the forgotten history of the world’s oldest continuously serving police force in this free display.
Family events
Under 5s events
Mondays at the Museum of London Wednesdays at the Museum of London Docklands
Museum of London
Museum of London Docklands
Our weekly sessions designed especially for under 5s return on 3 January at the Museum of London and 8 January at the Museum of London Docklands. These toddlers and babies groups inspire creativity and curiosity and explore our museums’ collections and stories. Events are free but places must be booked in advance for certain sessions.
Roman London family walk
Sat 6 Jan, 11am – 12pm
Museum of London
Travel back 2,000 years and discover Roman Londinium. Visit the remains of the city’s only Roman amphitheatre and gain exclusive access to the hidden remains of the Roman fort gate as you take part in mini challenges together as a family.

Votes for Women
Next year, we will mark the centenary of the Representation of People Act, which granted some women in the UK the right to vote. Join us for an evocative display revealing the fascinating stories behind iconic artefacts from our suffragette collection as well as a series of special events.

Learn more about key dates, people and events connected to the Suffragette movement with our Votes for Women newsletter which will showcase more of the remarkable items in our collections.
Partner events
London Short Film Festival: official competition
Sat 13 – Thu 18 Jan
Rich Mix London
Rich Mix hosts the London Short Film Festival bringing you the best in short-form filmmaking from across the globe in six official competition strands.
Pablo Bronstein: Conservatism, or the long reign of pseudo-Georgian architecture
Open until Sun 11 Feb
The third RIBA commission anchors around the practice of British-Argentinian artist Pablo Bronstein, and his exploration of the British obsession with Georgian architecture.