Friday, 24 May 2019

Museum of London - Secret Rivers is now open

Be the first to see Secret Rivers
Museum of London Docklands

For centuries, London built itself around the waterways that fed into the Thames. This relationship between these rivers and the people of London is the subject of Secret Rivers, our latest free exhibition at Museum of London Docklands.

Previously unseen artefacts and excavations show the industrial, economic and religious significance of some of London's waterways. Historic and contemporary work of artists, poets and authors will help frame how London's rivers have played on the city's imaginations.

Secret Rivers is a free exhibition so why not factor it into a great day out round London's historic Docklands?
Secret Rivers adult events
Secret Rivers: sacred waters
Tue 11 Jun, 6.30-9.30pm
Museum of London Docklands
Explore religious and spiritual beliefs relating to London's rivers, from the prehistoric Walbrook to the present-day Thames, through the lenses of archaeology, art and contemporary religious practise. The talk will be followed by an hour's private view of the exhibition.

Tour the Thames: Secret Rivers
Thu 13 Jun, 2.15-5pm
Take a boat tour along the River Thames from Tower Pier to Battersea and back, to explore the locations of some of the secret rivers of London. Join Museum of London curators, Kate Sumnall and Tom Ardill as they reveal how these rivers have shaped the city of London throughout its history.
Secret Rivers family events
Secret Rivers map
Mon 17 & Wed 19 May, 12-1.30pm, 2.30-4pm