Saturday, 29 December 2018

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.