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UNDER 5s     Mini Moles babies group (6 months – walking)     19 Sep – 12 Dec, 11am – 12pm     (no session 31 Oct)        ...
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EVENTS FOR UNDER 5s       Mini Mudlarks babies group (6 months – walking)       1 Oct – 10 Dec, 12.45-1.45pm              ...
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  1. 1. “ ow! Now we understand W why things are the way they are today… The kids learnt a lot!” Prudence Renders and family “ he storytelling was very T engaging, the children really enjoyed that… It’s a way of bringing history to life.” Kelly Knight and family “ here’s so much to see!” T Helen, Charlotte and Luke Foreman “ ne of the best museums O in London… one of our favourites.” Anja and Ben SteinmüllerSupported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation FREE FUNand friends of Robert Dufton FOR FAMILIES! Family events for all ages at both our venues!www.museumoflondon.org.uk020 7001 9844 July-December 2012
  2. 2. Spend the day together as a family If you’re looking for something fun and free for all the family to do during weekends or holidays then come along to the Museum of London. Our two venues are easy to get to – the Museum of London is centrally located in the City near to St Paul’s, while the Museum of London Docklands is only a short walk from the shops and restaurants of Canary Wharf. MUSEUM OF LONDON 150 London Wall, near St Paul’s Step inside the Museum of London for an unforgettable journey through the capital’s amazing past. Find out why people from all over the world came to settle in London. Travel back half a million years to a time when lions and hippos roamed Trafalgar Square! Discover characters from London’s past, see treasures from a Roman temple, witness the fear of the Black Death and find out the real stories behind the Great Fire of London. Downstairs in the Galleries of Modern London you can experience life as a debtor in an 18th century prison cell, take a stroll in recreated pleasure gardens or window shop in the Victorian Walk. Wonder at the magnificent Lord Mayor’s Coach, see inside a 250 year old doll’s house or explore the concerns of 21st century Londoners. See as much or as little as you like – the Museum is free For a large print, text only version of this and here for your family all year round so you can come back any time. leaflet call 020 7001 9844. Find out more at www.museumoflondon.org.uk Kids in Museums The Museum of London is proud to support the Kids in Museums manifesto. Find out more at www.kidsinmuseums.org.uk2| www.museumoflondon.org.uk | 020 7001 9844 | 3
  3. 3. NEW EXHIBITION ACTIVITY SHEETS BAGS Doctors, Dissection and FREE activity sheets and bags are available from the Resurrection Men information desk for children aged 4 and over. FREE Explorer 19 Oct 2012 – 14 Apr 2013 back packs are also available to borrow every day from the information desk for children aged 2-5. Explore the early 19th century history of human dissection and the trade in FREE FAMILY EVENTS FREE dead bodies through dramatic evidence unearthed during Museum of London Every Sunday and during the school holidays the Museum Archaeology excavations at the Royal hosts FREE family events that support learning at school London Hospital in Whitechapel. 12+ as part of a great day out together. Join us for storytelling, © Science Museum Society Picture Libr / Science Book tickets at ary workshops, drama, art and much more! www.museumoflondon.org.uk/dissection Flexible family tickets available Festival of British Archaeology Due to its subject matter, this exhibition is not recommended for children 21 22 Jul under 12. Please note this exhibition features human skeletal remains. Find out about the vital role that ceramics have played in the history of the capital. Discover how and why pots were made then try crafting your own. FAMILY FAVOURITES October half term Galleries of Modern London 27 Oct – 4 Nov Explore our interactive River Thames, find your street on the Be inspired to read more. Make alphabets, write poems or create Booth Map of Poverty or watch some of the first children’s your very own book! television programmes in our Playtime area. Santa’s Grotto Animals of prehistoric London 8-23 Dec Imagine elephants, mammoths and cave bears roaming around Come and meet Santa in our traditional Victorian grotto. the capital! See some of the remarkable remains left behind by Tell him your Christmas wishes and receive a special present. prehistoric animals in our London before London gallery. £5 incl gift, photo available at extra cost. London before London Christmas holidays Become an explorer and go on an object treasure hunt to discover 28 Dec – 6 Jan the real gems in our London before London gallery. Boards can be Find out what 19th century Londoners knew about the human picked up at the entrance to the gallery. body and how they cared for their dead. Roman London market Scrooge’s Grotto Take a closer look at life in Roman London with a model of the Basilica 27-31 Dec and Forum in our Roman London gallery. Try to find the dogs who Meet old Ebenezer and share your Christmas grievances, or try have run away and see what you could buy in Roman shops. to cheer him up in order to win a late Christmas gift. £5 incl gift, photo available at extra cost. At home in Saxon London To view our full programme of events for children of all Be transported back to London 1,000 years ago. Explore a Saxon ages visit www.museumoflondon.org.uk/families where house, listen to the hustle and bustle from the streets outside or you can also sign up to receive our free enewsletter. try to work out what Saxon families cooked and how they slept.4| www.museumoflondon.org.uk | 020 7001 9844 | 5
  4. 4. UNDER 5s Mini Moles babies group (6 months – walking) 19 Sep – 12 Dec, 11am – 12pm (no session 31 Oct) For extra fun join Learn, play and explore together every us on the third Wednesday during term time. This Wednesday of session includes multi-sensory play, the month for rhymes, songs and an opportunity to Messy Babies and meet others in a relaxed setting. enjoy gallery visits FREE but book in advance throughout the term. Little Moles toddlers group (walking – 5 years) 19 Sep – 12 Dec, 3.30-4.30pm For extra fun join (no session 31 Oct) us on the last Learn, play and explore together Wednesday of every Wednesday during term the month for time in this fun, hands-on and Messy Moles and creative session. enjoy gallery visits MUSEUM OF LONDON DOCKLANDS FREE but book in advance throughout the term. West India Quay, Canary Wharf Under 5s storytime Tue 25 Sep, 30 Oct 27 Nov, 3-3.30pm From Roman settlement to Docklands’ regeneration, this Join us in the galleries for stories, music and fun on the last 200 year old warehouse reveals the long history of London Tuesday of the month. as a port through stories of trade, migration and commerce. FREE, no advance booking required Discover a wealth of objects from enormous whale bones to World War II gas masks in our state-of-the-art galleries, Holiday events which include Mudlarks, an interactive area for children, and Sailortown, an atmospheric recreation of 19th century Join us for extra fun in the school riverside Wapping. holidays when we have special events for under 5s and their carers. Older Take cover in a bomb shelter, see what London Bridge was like in siblings are also welcome. Please see medieval times and discover the gruesome fate of captured pirates! our website for further details. And there’s no need to cram everything into one visit. The FREE, numbers will be limited at Museum is free of charge so you can come back as many times as busy times. Please arrive early to you like, leaving you time to enjoy a relaxed, stress-free day out. avoid disappointment www.museumoflondon.org.uk/docklands To book your place call 020 7001 9844 The Museum of London Docklands will be closed between 9 July and 16 September 2012 inclusive To view our full programme of events for under 5s visit to host Deutsches Haus, the official base for the www.museumoflondon.org.uk/families where you can German National Olympic Committee. also sign up to receive our free enewsletter.6| www.museumoflondon.org.uk | 020 7001 9844 | 7
  5. 5. FROM FREE FAMILY EVENTS 17 SEP ONWARDS Most Saturdays and during the school holidays the Museum holds FREE family events, many of which link into themes studied at school so you can learn about London’s history together. Join us for storytelling, workshops, drama, art and much more! October half term 27 Oct – 4 Nov Explore our Museum’s science. Meet Sir Isaac Newton or the electric Mr Faraday, make and test your own plane or discover what inspired the first frozen chicken. Santa’s Grotto FROM 8-23 Dec FAMILY FAVOURITES 17 SEP Come and meet Santa in our traditional Victorian grotto. Tell him ONWARDS your Christmas wishes and receive a special present. Mudlarks £5 incl gift, photo available at extra cost. Weekdays during term time: 2-5.30pm Weekdays during school holidays: 10am – 5.30pm Weekends: 10am – 5.30pm Christmas holidays Make a splash in our exciting children’s gallery which brings the 22 Dec – 6 Jan history of London’s docks to life through hands-on interactives. Discover the amazing world of Victorian paper toys, make some Under 5s can play at train-driving and ship-loading or get active traditional decorations or create some spooky artwork. in our special soft play area. Height restrictions apply. Scrooge’s Grotto Sailortown 27-31 Dec Venture into the mysterious alleyways of 19th century Meet old Ebenezer and share Sailortown. Eavesdrop on tales of the high seas in the pub and your Christmas grievances, or glimpse curious displays in the Animal Emporium. try to cheer him up in order to win a late Christmas gift. Warehouse of the World £5 incl gift, photo available at Smell exotic spices once shipped into London and stored in its extra cost. seemingly endless warehouses with this hands-on display. Play touch screen games to find out where in the world imports to London’s docks came from. Explorer back packs To view our full programme of events for children of all FREE Explorer back packs are available to borrow everyday ages visit www.museumoflondon.org.uk/families from the information desk for children aged 2-5. where you can also sign up to receive our free enewsletter.8| www.museumoflondon.org.uk | 020 7001 9844 | 9
  6. 6. EVENTS FOR UNDER 5s Mini Mudlarks babies group (6 months – walking) 1 Oct – 10 Dec, 12.45-1.45pm For extra fun join us (no session 29 Oct) on the third Monday Learn, play, explore and have fun of the month for together every Monday during Musical Mondays. term time. FREE but book in advance Little Mudlarks toddlers For extra fun join us group (walking – 5 years) on the first Monday 1 Oct – 10 Dec, 10-10.50am of the month for 11-11.50am (no session 29 Oct) Messy Mondays and Learn, play, explore and have fun the third Monday together every Monday during of the month for term time. Musical Mondays. FREE but book in advance Under 5s storytime JOIN THE FRIENDS OF 4 Oct – 13 Dec, 3-3.30pm Join us for stories, music and fun every Thursday during term time. THE MUSEUM OF LONDON Get a backstage pass to the capital with free entry to FREE, no advance booking required exhibitions, exclusive tours, special offers, reduced-price tickets to events, and discounts in our Museum shops and Music and movement cafés. Become a Friend of the Museum from just £40 a year. 23 Oct, 27 Nov 18 Dec, 10-10.45am For more information call 020 7814 5507 or visit Join us for our monthly music and movement session then come www.museumoflondon.org.uk/friends and play in Mudlarks afterwards! FREE, at busy times numbers will be limited. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment Stay up to date with all the latest news and events! Visit www.museumoflondon.org.uk/enews to sign up for Holiday events our enewsletter and be entered into our regular prize draw Join us for extra fun during the school holidays with our special to win an iPod nano! Terms and conditions apply. events for under 5s and their carers. Older siblings welcome. Please see our website for further details. You can also follow us online: FREE, numbers will be limited at busy times. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment www.museumoflondon.org.uk www.mymuseumoflondon.org.uk/blogs To book your place call 020 7001 9844 twitter.com/MuseumofLondon facebook.com/MuseumofLondon To view our full programme of events for under 5s visit www.museumoflondon.org.uk/families where you can scribd.com/MuseumofLondon also sign up to receive our free enewsletter.10 | www.museumoflondon.org.uk | 020 7001 9844 | 11
  7. 7. Planning your visit to the Any questions? Museum of London If you have questions about family provisions at the Museum of London email families@museumoflondon.org.uk or call 020 7001 9844. Admission FREE Museum of London is easy to get to! Opening times Open daily 10am – 6pm. Closed 24–26 December. Barbican, St Paul’s, Moorgate Liverpool Street, City Thameslink Eating and drinking 4, 8, 25, 56, 100, 172, 242, 521 There’s lots of choice for dining at the Museum. In the entrance Planned engineering works on the Underground may disrupt hall café the award-winning benugo offers a menu of delicious your journey so please check www.tfl.gov.uk before you visit. hot and cold deli lunches, sandwiches, salads and cakes, plus The Museum entrance is located on a pedestrian high walk fairly traded coffees and teas. Downstairs in the Sackler Hall the level. Arriving from St Paul’s, Moorgate or Barbican tube café also serves a range of teas, coffees and cakes. station, there is lift access from street level at St Martin’s A children’s menu and highchairs are available at both cafés. Le Grand, Aldersgate Street and London Wall. A lunch space is also also open for picnics during weekends and school holidays. GATE REET H ST BARBICAN BEEC TE ST S ILK STR OR London Wall Bar Kitchen is a great place to unwind with family NE EE T ALDERSGA LA LIVERPOOL MO NG STREET LN and friends. Enjoy food from a dining menu of British classics. LO SO UT HP OR L MO LI TT Food is served from 2-3pm and 5-9.45pm. MOORGATE LE BR IT LONDON WALL AI LON N Open Mon-Fri 11am – 11pm. For reservations and information visit D ON W ARTIN’S LE GRAND AL L M A N ST www.londonwallbarandkitchen.com or call 020 7600 7340. TE EET M OO R GA T DS WO OD STR NEW CO L E OA GA GRE TE SHA BR ST M MS OL D Access and facilities T R EET CHE LE ST The Museum is fully accessible to buggies and wheelchair users. ST. PAUL’S ST. PAUL’S APSI DE P OU LTRY THR EAD NEED CATHEDRAL L E A D E N HA L L S T Lockers can be hired for £1 per use and baby-changing facilities CA N N ON BANK are also available. The Galleries of Modern London include ST R EET KI N GW induction loops, Braille panels, touch objects and audio guides Q U E E N V I C TO R I A S T R E E T CLO AK L FEN C H URCH ILL MANSION N I AM for the visually impaired. Please call or visit our website to find UPP ER TH AM E S STRE ET HOUSE TOWER OF ST EASTC LONDON out about the facilities that may help you during your visit. MONUMENT HE AP MILLENNIUM BRIDGE CANNON STREET Free audio described tours are available for visually impaired BR LOWER THAM K ES STREE visitors and some lectures and walks can be BSL interpreted on WAR T TH request. To book please call 020 7001 9844 at least two weeks SOU before your intended visit. TATE MODERN Learning = ntrance from E 150 London Wall street level School visits and resources are free. All group visits London must be booked in advance. For information please call EC2Y 5HN 020 7001 9844, visit www.museumoflondon.org.uk 020 7001 9844 or email groups@museumoflondon.org.uk.12 | www.museumoflondon.org.uk | 020 7001 9844 | 13
  8. 8. Planning your visit to the Any questions? Museum of London Docklands If you have questions about family provisions at the Museum of London Docklands email families@museumoflondon.org. uk or call 020 7001 9844. Admission FREE Museum of London Docklands is easy to get to! Opening times West India Quay (14 minutes from Bank) Open daily 10am – 6pm. Closed 24–26 December. Canary Wharf (11 minutes from Waterloo) Canary Wharf Pier (13 minutes from London Bridge Pier) The Museum of London Docklands will be closed 15, 115, 135, 277, D3,D6, D7, D8 between 9 July and 16 September 2012 inclusive to host Deutsches Haus, the official base for the German Planned engineering works on the DLR and Underground National Olympic Committee. may disrupt your journey so please check www.tfl.gov.uk before you visit. Eating and drinking PE W ES NN WESTFERRY N T Y FIE Take a break with a drink, sandwich, salad or homemade cake in DI I A LDS DO CK our Museum café conveniently located on the entrance level. RD POPLAR HIGH STREE T A children’s menu, including kids lunchboxes, and highchairs D are also available, as well as a picnic area during weekends and ROA S ASP C AST T IGA N EN W OR LA NE MILL AY school holidays. RRY HERTS WESTFE K MERE RD Our bar and restaurant Rum Sugar offers a menu based on L I M E H O US E L IN WEST INDIA QUAY fresh seasonal products and is an ideal place to stop before or WEST IN DIA QU AY after your visit to the Museum galleries. Open Tue-Sun, opening ONTARIO WAY hours vary. Access and facilities WEST IN DIA AV E CANARY WHARF DLR NORT CABOT The Museum is fully accessible to buggies and wheelchair users. SQ H CO LONNAD E ONE Please call or visit our website to find out about the services CANARY WHARF PIER CANADA SQ SOUTH C OLONNA and facilities we provide that may help you during your visit. RIVERBOAT SERVICES DE Free audio described tours are available for visually impaired visitors and some lectures and walks can be BSL interpreted on HERON QUAYS request. To book an audio described tour or to enquire about BSL CANARY WHARF JUBILEE LINE interpreted events please call 020 7001 9844 at least two weeks HERON QUAYS before your intended visit. Learning = alking route W School visits and resources are free. All group visits to the Museum West India Quay must be booked in advance. For information please call London E14 4AL 020 7001 9844, visit www.museumoflondon.org.uk 020 7001 9844 or email groups@museumoflondon.org.uk14 | www.museumoflondon.org.uk | 020 7001 9844 | 15

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