Saturday 29 December 2018

Somerset House - Celebrate your NYE in style at Somerset House

NYE at Somerset House, Image: Luke Dyson

Celebrate your New Year's Eve
in style at Somerset House 

Still undecided on how to wrap up your 2018? Join us at Somerset House and experience the ultimate party destination right in the heart of London for an uplifting start to your 2019. 
Whether you choose to skate or simply soak up the atmosphere, there's a fantastic variety of delicious seasonal food and drinks on offer across the site, plus you’ll have exclusive access to our River Terrace at midnight, with one of the very best views of the Mayor of London's fireworks.
And with celebrated club promoters Sink The Pink creating a spectacular New Year’s show, featuring drag performers, DJs, classic hits and gloriously wild routines, you're sure of a night to remember. 


NYE fireworks on the River Terrace

National Army Museum - The horse in war: January at the National Army Museum

National Army Museum Logo
Painting of horse and soldier

Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918

★★★★ Time Out

Until 3 March 2019

Featuring over 40 original paintings, displayed together for the first time in a century, our landmark exhibition focuses on Alfred Munnings’ time with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

Munnings’ work gives an insight into the role of horses in military operations. Impressionist in style, the vibrant paintings capture the beauty of these animals in the wartime landscapes of France.

Talks and tours: The horse in war

Painting of Maj General Jack Seely and horse Warrior

Alfred Munnings: Memory, the War Horse and the Canadians in 1918

9 January 2019, 6.00pm

Join Dr Jonathan Black and Brough Scott for an evening discussing their new book. Ticket includes a glass of wine and entry to our special exhibition.
Photo of soldiers on horseback

The last cavalry war in Europe

11 January 2019, 11.30am

Adam Zamoyski’s talk will focus on the use of cavalry in Eastern Europe in the two years that followed the First World War.
Painting of horses and soldiers

Tours of Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918

Various dates

Join a curator for an intimate, hour-long tour of our exhibition. British Sign Language tours led by Edward Richards are also available. 
Photo of cavalry charging down a hill

Behind the scenes: British cavalry and the Western Front

5 February 2019, 6.00pm 

Join historian Allan Mallinson and curator Belinda Day for a unique insight into the British cavalry on the Western Front during the First World War.

Day in the life: The Household Cavalry

Day in the life: The Household Cavalry

2 February 2019, 10.00am - 4.30pm

Discover more about the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment and the role of horses in the Army in this day of talks, workshops and family activities.


Rifleman book cover

Rifleman: A front-line life

19 January 2019, 2.30pm 

Join veteran Victor Gregg, in conversation with historian Rick Stroud, talking about his life in the Army and beyond.
Photograph of Falklands War

The Falklands 1982: Realities of a shared war

18 January 2019, 6.00pm

Join Lieutenant General Sir Cedric Delves and Helen Parr in conversation with Major General Arthur Denaro as they look at the Falklands War through the experiences of those who fought there.

Flag for the future: Families

Children playing giant games

Giant games for little soldiers

16 - 24 February 2019

Step inside our life-size board game this February half-term and battle it out to see who wins.

Hussar heritage

Photograph of Call in the Cavalry exhibition

Call in the Cavalry

Until 9 June 2019

From flamboyant uniforms to fast horses, this exhibition looks at the shared heritage between the Hungarian and British hussars.
Painting of hussars charging

11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own)

After this unit escorted him at his wedding to Queen Victoria, Prince Albert adopted it and converted it to a hussar regiment. 

Museum of London - What's on in January?

Explore and learn with us
Christmas day may have come and passed, but the fun continues at the Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands, with fun events, workshops and galleries bursting with exciting stories from London’s history.  

Discover the ancient settlement of Londinium; learn about the devastating effects of the plague; or explore a Victorian high street at our London Wall site. Or, take a journey through London’s docks, once the centre of the British Empire, and discover the unique history of the East End.

Both sites have plenty happening to keep all ages entertained, and are just a short walk from St Paul’s and Canary Wharf respectively. And did we mention that kids eat free?!

New in January
London Folktales for Children
Sat 26 Jan, 12-4pm
Museum of London
Celebrate the launch of the book ‘London Folktales for Children’ with a magical day of storytelling, music and song. Discover folktales from London’s past and present, sing London songs and explore what it means to be a Londoner through interactive storytelling sessions and performances.
Enjoy our interactive exhibits
Museum of London Docklands
Our galleries are now bursting with exciting new interactive exhibits and games which are perfect for teaching the little ones about London's Docklands in a fun way. 

Build a bridge, create a story with our magnet wall, or see if you're tough enough to lift the barrow of our tread wheel, just like Londoners used to unload ships centuries ago!
Become a morning explorer
Enjoy a series of free events with an informal atmosphere in which to explore the museum, sensitive to the needs of children with autistic spectrum conditions. Discover fascinating objects and take part in relaxed family activities.

Siblings and children with other types of SEND are very welcome. These early openings will take place in February, April, June & August. Please see our website for dates and more details.

Discover Londinium
Museum of London
Discover how Londinium came to life and what daily life was like in the city 2000 years ago

The Romans built the city where London now stands, bridging the Thames and creating Londinium. From around AD 50 to 410, this was the largest city in Britannia and a vital international port.
Learn about the Great Fire of 1666
Museum of London
The Great Fire of London is one of the most well-known disasters in London’s
history. It began on 2 September 1666 and lasted just under five days. One-third of London was destroyed.

Learn about what happened, the causes and how London was rebuilt in our War, Plague and Fire gallery.