Saturday 30 July 2022

Museum of London - August and fun in the sun ☀


August is upon us!

Hello Dominic

August promises to be a busy month and we have a lot for you to explore and discover.

You can always plan ahead and check out our schedule for other upcoming online and offline events.


We hope to see you soon!


The Museum of London Team


Last chance to enter

© Henry Grant Collection/Museum of London.

London-wide poetry competition

In collaboration with the BBC and Transport for London (TfL), the Museum of London is launching a London-wide poetry competition for young people aged 11-16. Part of ‘My London Story’, a project to mark the BBC100 centenary, this exciting collaboration will capture the unique experiences, opinions and creativity of children in the capital today.  

We invite entries on the theme of ‘a London bus journey’: something which connects young people to their community, their city and their history.

The competition will be judged by Raymond Antrobus, the award-winning poet, educator and spoken-word artist. The winning poem will be displayed in public across the London bus network; and will also enter the Museum of London’s permanent collection.

The competition is open until 31st July 2022. All entries should be submitted here. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.


Free family fun

A summer of Roman London fun 

Various dates throughout August

All ages

Museum of London

Pop along to the Museum of London this August to celebrate all things Roman! From a giant LEGO mosaic to Minecraft workshops and the opportunity to meet a Roman soldier, there’s plenty to get excited about.

Check out our website for further details. Some activities are bookable, while others are drop-in.


Morning Explorers

Sat 6 Aug, 8:30am

Free advanced booking

Museum of London

Explore the museum at this relaxed early opening, designed for families and individuals who would benefit from a less busy environment. Enjoy quiet time in the galleries between 8.30-10am and visit our object handling table and sensory space.  

This event is free but requires online advance booking. Siblings and children with other types of special educational needs and disabilities are very welcome.


Yoga explorers

Mon 1 Aug, Fri 5 Aug and Mon 8 Aug

Free advanced booking
Ages 6+

Museum of London Docklands

Get the whole family stretching in this children's yoga session by Butterfly Kids Yoga Club. Inspired by our museum building, recreate life in the warehouse through movement and breathing in this free bookable session. 


Dance at the Dock

Thu 18, Thu 25 and Fri 26 August
Free advanced booking

Ages 5+

Museum of London Docklands

Join dance teacher and choreographer Vivian Tr to wiggle, move and shake to the rhythm of the museum warehouse in this active bookable workshop.



Family fun: Top things to do at home

Wondering what to do this summer when it's just too hot to go outside? We've got a whole host of activities, including games, films and quizzes for you to try while at home. Here's a taste of what’s on offer.