Saturday, 31 August 2019

Museum of London - Raves and punks?

Take a sneak peek at our new home
Sat 21 - Sun 22 Sep, General Market, West Smithfield

The Museum of London will relocate to West Smithfield in a set of beautiful but currently derelict market buildings in 2024 – one of the most ambitious cultural projects in Europe.

Sat empty for over 25 years, the incredible Sir Horace Jones designed General Market hasn’t been open to the general public since the mid-1990s - until now.

As part of Open House 2019, members of the public will have the chance to take in the Victorian wonder of the currently empty General Market before it becomes part of the Museum of London’s future home.

Activities, self-guided tours and a chance to see the latest plans and designs for the new Museum of London will also be on offer over the weekend of 21-22 September. You will need to sign up on the day.
Party with The Clangers
Reduce, reuse, recycle family rave
Come rave with award-winners Big Fish Little Fish as they bring bangin' tunes back to the museum with world-famous DJ Barry Ashworth (Dub Pistols). Joining us this time are The Clangers - turning 50 this year! 

Make animal and plant inspired decor with Captain Cookie Crafts and in the special Clangers room decorate eco-friendly plant pots and take a pack of seeds to grow at home.
The Clash: London Calling
Introduce the spirit of punk early
15 Nov 2019 - Spring 2020

We're celebrating the birthday of The Clash's iconic 'London Calling' album with a free display to celebrate this anthem for London and Londoners.

As well as showcasing the influences on and context of the writing and recording of the seminal double album, this new exclusive display at the Museum of London will examine how the capital influenced The Clash as they became one of the most popular British bands of the 20th century. 

It's never too early to learn about London's legendary musical influence so why not introduce the family to The Clash this November?
Gonna get a bit weird in this bit
Inside the Vegetable Kingdom
The Vegetable Kingdom dolls are a collection of 34 visually striking dolls. Just like Londoners, they come in a variety of shapes and sizes and wear characterful expressions. Some of them are convivial and smiling, others less so. 

Whether you find them charming or creepy, the usual reaction on a first encounter is one of curiosity. Who made these? Why? And, most importantly, who is Lord Cucumber?