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The museumâ€™s family events and learning programme is supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and friends of Robert Dufton
Bring this voucher and receive a discount in the museum shop From big to small our shop has everything including fun gifts, books and games! See reverse for terms and conditions. Valid at both the Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands shops, or simply enter LEA13 at the online checkout before 30 Nov 2013.
DISCOVER LONDONâ€™S HISTORY TOGETHER FREE family events July-November 2013
NEW EXHIBITION The Cheapside Hoard: London’s Lost Jewels 11 October 2013 – 27 April 2014 Discover the secrets of the Cheapside Hoard. This extraordinary and priceless cache of 16th and 17th century jewels – displayed in its entirety for the first time in over 100 years – was discovered in 1912, buried in a cellar on Cheapside in the City of London. Who owned the Hoard, when and why was it hidden, and why was it never reclaimed? Book tickets at www.museumoflondon.org.uk/cheapside Flexible family tickets available. Recommended for age 11+
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150 London Wall, near the Barbican 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! See as much or as little as you like – the museum is free and here for your family all year round so you can come back any time. Find out more at www.museumoflondon.org.uk
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Animals of prehistoric London Imagine elephants, mammoths and cave bears roaming around the capital! See some of the remarkable remains left behind by prehistoric animals in our London before London gallery.
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At home in Saxon London
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Explore our interactive River Thames, find your street on the Booth Map of Poverty or watch some of the first children’s television programmes in our Playtime area.
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Take a closer look at life in Roman London with a model of the Basilica and Forum in our Roman London gallery. Try to find the dogs who have run away and see what you could buy in Roman shops.
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Be transported back to London 1,000 years ago. Explore a Saxon house, listen to the hustle and bustle from the streets outside or try to work out what Saxon families cooked and how they slept.
Activity sheets and bags FREE activity sheets and bags are available from the information desk for children aged 4 and over. FREE Explorer back packs are also available to borrow every day from the information desk for children aged 2-5. www.museumoflondon.org.uk | 020 7001 9844 | 3
MUSEUM OF LONDON DOCKLANDS West India Quay, Canary Wharf
FAMILY FAVOURITES Mudlarks*
From Roman settlement to Docklands’ regeneration, this 200 year old warehouse reveals the long history of London as a port through stories of trade, migration and commerce. The museum is free of charge and open all year round so you can come back as many times as you like, leaving you time to enjoy a relaxed, stress-free day out. www.museumoflondon.org.uk/docklands
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Venture into the mysterious alleyways of 19th century Sailortown. Eavesdrop on tales of the high seas in the pub and glimpse curious displays in the Animal Emporium.
Smell exotic spices once shipped into London and stored in its 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.
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Weekdays during term time: 2-5.30pm Weekdays during school holidays: 10am – 5.30pm Weekends: 10am – 5.30pm Make a splash in our exciting children’s gallery which brings the history of London’s docks to life through hands-on interactives. Under 5s can play at train-driving and ship-loading or get active in our special soft play area. Height restrictions apply. *Tickets allocated on arrival
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Explorer back packs FREE Explorer back packs are available to borrow every day from the information desk for children aged 2-5. www.museumoflondon.org.uk | 020 7001 9844 | 5
FREE WEEKENDS EVENTS
Enjoy FREE weekend events every Sunday at the Museum of London and most Saturdays at the Museum of London Docklands
Come cycle 7 & 8 Sep Get inspired to get on your bike or marvel at past Londoners who did. A weekend of exciting activities for the whole family on the theme of cycling and bikes. Museum of London. FREE Find out more at www.museumoflondon.org.uk/weekends
FREE HOLIDAY EVENTS
Mini Mudlarks babies group (6 months – walking) Little Mudlarks toddlers group (walking – 5 years) 2 Sep – 25 Nov (no session 28 Oct) Learn, play, explore and have fun together every Monday during term time. Please see our website for session times. Museum of London Docklands. FREE but book in advance
Mini Moles babies group (6 months – walking) Little Moles toddlers group (walking – 5 years) 4 Sep – 27 Nov (no session 30 Oct) Learn, play and explore together every Wednesday during term time. Visit our website for session times. Museum of London. FREE but book in advance
Under 5s storytime 5 Sep – 28 Nov, 3-3.30pm (no session 31 Oct) Join us for stories, music and fun every Thursday during term time. Museum of London Docklands. FREE
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Summer holidays: Play 16 Jul – 1 Sep Love to play? Then join us this summer as we re-live how children in London played in the past! Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands. FREE
October half term: Monsters 26 Oct – 3 Nov Join us for a week of monster related fun. Help us make a giant monster puppet or discover hidden monsters from our collection and London’s history. Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands. FREE 6|
24 Sep, 22 Oct & 26 Nov Join us for our monthly music and movement session then come and play in Mudlarks afterwards! Museum of London Docklands. FREE, at busy times numbers will be limited. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment
Holiday events Various dates Join us during the school holidays with our special events for under 5s and their carers. Older siblings welcome. FREE, tickets allocated on arrival, places are limited Visit www.museumoflondon.org.uk/events to view our full programme of events. To book your place call 020 7001 9844. www.museumoflondon.org.uk | 020 7001 9844 | 7
EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM OF LONDON ARCHAEOLOGICAL ARCHIVE What’s hidden beneath your feet? Come along to one of our themed family events and help us find out!
Archaeological detectives Third Saturday of the month 11am – 12.30pm & 2-3.30pm Descend into London’s past with a hands-on interactive tour of the world’s largest archaeological archive. Discover some of the millions of finds not yet in the museum’s galleries and help uncover their hidden meanings. 7+ Mortimer Wheeler House. Book in advance £3 per child, accompanying adults are free of charge
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Mortimer Wheeler House, Hackney Explore behind the scenes at the Museum of London’s archaeological archive where you will see everything we’ve found from the tiny to the huge; the ancient to the modern. Please note our archaeological archive is open for events only. Find out more at www.museumoflondon.org.uk
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Third Friday of the month 11am – 12pm & 2-3pm Come join Morti the Mouse in a quest to experience the world’s largest archaeological archive through creative play, songs and stories. Under 7s Mortimer Wheeler House. Book in advance £3 per child, accompanying adults are free of charge
16-21 Jul Shhh! Just between us… we are offering exclusive behind the scenes tours of stores and laboratories at the Museum of London and our archaeological archive. Find out more at www.museumoflondon.org.uk/FOA Museum of London and Mortimer Wheeler House. Admission charges apply to some events www.museumoflondon.org.uk | 020 7001 9844 | 9
Planning your visit to the Museum of London Admission FREE, suggested donations of £5 welcome
Planning your visit to the Museum of London Docklands
Opening times Open daily 10am – 6pm. Closed 24–26 December.
Admission FREE, suggested donations of £5 welcome
Eating and drinking The award-winning benugo offers a delicious menu at both our cafés. Highchairs are available. A lunch space is also open for picnics during weekends and school holidays.
Opening times Open daily 10am – 6pm. Closed 24–26 December.
Our bar and restaurant London Wall Bar & Kitchen is open Mon-Fri 9am – 11pm and Sun 10am – 4pm. Food is served 12-3pm and 5-9.45pm.
Our bar and restaurant Rum & Sugar is open Mon-Sun, opening hours vary. See website for details.
Access and facilities The museum is fully accessible to buggies and wheelchair users. Lockers can be hired for £1 per use and baby-changing facilities are also available. The Galleries of Modern London include induction loops, Braille panels, touch objects and audio guides for the visually impaired. Please call or visit our website to find out about the facilities that may help you during your visit. Free audio described tours are available for visually impaired visitors and some lectures and walks can be BSL interpreted on request. To book please call 020 7001 9844 at least two weeks before your intended visit.
Access and facilities The museum is fully accessible to buggies and wheelchair users. Lockers can be hired for £1 per use and baby-changing facilities are also available. Please call or visit our website to find out about the services and facilities we provide that may help you during your visit. Free audio described tours are available for visually impaired visitors and some lectures and walks can be BSL interpreted on request. To book an audio described tour or to enquire about BSL interpreted events please call 020 7001 9844 at least two weeks before your intended visit.
The Museum of London is easy to get to!
The Museum of London Docklands is easy to get to! West India Quay (14 minutes from Bank) Canary Wharf (11 minutes from Waterloo) Canary Wharf Pier (13 minutes from London Bridge Pier) 15, 115, 135, 277, D3, D6, D7, D8
Barbican, St Paul’s Liverpool Street, City Thameslink 4, 8, 25, 56, 100, 172, 242, 521 Planned engineering works on the Underground may disrupt your journey so please check www.tfl.gov.uk before you visit.
The museum entrance is located on a pedestrian highwalk level. Arriving from St Paul’s and Barbican tube station, there is lift access from street level at St Martin’s Le Grand and Aldersgate Street.
For a large print, text only version of this leaflet call 020 7001 9844. Kids in Museums The Museum of London is proud to support the Kids in Museums manifesto. Find out more at www.kidsinmuseums.org.uk 10 |
Eating and drinking The museum café is conveniently located on the entrance level next to Mudlarks. A tasty children’s menu and highchairs are available, as well as a picnic area during weekends and school holidays.
Planned engineering works on the DLR and Underground may disrupt your journey so please check www.tfl.gov.uk before you visit.
Terms and Conditions 1. 10% off online and at the Museum of London shop and Museum of London Docklands shop. (Please note there is no shop on site at the archaeological archive). 2. To claim the discount items must be purchased in one transaction online or in store between 1 July – 30 November 2013. 3. To claim your discount online visit www.museumoflondonshop.co.uk and type the offer code LEA13 for 10% discount in the promotional box once you have added the item(s) to your shopping basket. 4. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount offer or promotion and can only be claimed once. 5. The discount is not applicable to stamps.
Published on Jun 19, 2013
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