Events all year round

Every Sunday at the Museum of London and Saturday at the Museum of London Docklands, plus during the school holidays, we put on FREE family events that support learning at school as part of a great day out! Events include: • storytelling • workshops • drama • art… and much more!

Under 5s
Learn, play and explore in our regular sessions for under 5s and their carers during term time and the holidays. Find out more at www.museumoflondon.org.uk/families For our full programme of events for children of all ages or for more information visit www.museumoflondon.org.uk /families or call 020 7001 9844. Sign up to enews to be the first to find out about events throughout the year at www.museumoflondon.org.uk /enews and be entered into our draw to win an iPod nano! Terms and conditions apply.

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Museum of London
150 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5HN Barbican, St Paul’s, Moorgate Liverpool Street, City Thameslink 4, 8, 25, 56, 100, 172, 242, 521

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Museum of London Docklands
West India Quay, London, E14 4AL West India Quay (14 mins from Bank) Canary Wharf (11 mins from Waterloo) 15, 115, 135, 277, D3, D6, D7, D8

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19-27 February 2011
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Spend the day together as a family
Free events at the Museum of London
Sharpen up
Sat 19 & Sun 20 Feb, 11am – 1pm & 1.30-3.30pm Find out how prehistoric people made stone tools. FREE 5+

If you’re looking for something fun and free for all the family to do then visit the Museum of London and the Museum of London Docklands for a great day out that everyone can enjoy!

Free events at the Museum of London Docklands
Docklands at war
Sat 19 Feb, 12.30-1.30pm & 2.30-3.30pm Hear stories of Docklands during wartime and create your own identity card to take home. FREE 5+

Crazy creepy crawlies

Putting your finger on it

Sat 19 & Fri 25 Feb, 12.30-2pm & 2.30-4pm Find out about inventor Francis Galton and have a go at some real science. FREE 5+

Wed 23 Feb, 11-11.30am, 12-12.30pm & 2-2.30pm Find out about the bugs and insects that live at the Museum of London then make your own colourful creepy crawlies to take home. FREE but tickets allocated on arrival 2-5 yrs

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Wed 23 Feb, 12.30-1pm, 2.30-3pm & 3.30-4pm Meet Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the great engineer of bridges, ships and much more. FREE 5+

Saxon machinery

Boggling puzzles

Edmund and his comet

Sun 20 & Mon 21 Feb, 1-1.30pm & 2-2.30pm & 3-3.30pm Hear the story of how this Londoner showed that science could explain the appearances of a comet. FREE 5+

Thu 24 & Fri 25 Feb, 11.30am – 1pm & 1.30-3pm Come and see a Saxon lathe in use and find out what fantastic things it has produced. FREE 5+

Sun 20 Feb, 12.30-1.30pm & 2.30-3.30pm Design and create your own unique puzzle games to take home. FREE 5+

Enter a Victorian photograph

Wed 23 & Fri 25 Feb, 12.30-1.30pm & 2.30-3.30pm Create fictional Victorian characters then dress up and enter a photograph from the time. FREE 7+

Explosive history!

Wind and sails

How did they make that?

Mon 21 Feb, 12-2pm Find out how medieval craftsmen made everyday items such as pins, buckles and buttons. FREE 5+

Sat 26 & Sun 27 Feb, 12.30-2pm & 2.30-4pm Visitors to Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens were treated to spectacular nightly fireworks. See if you can recreate the magic in this art workshop. FREE 5+

Mon 21 Feb, 11am – 12.30pm & 1.30-3pm Experiment with wind, sails and more, then make your own kite to take home! FREE 2-5 yrs

Paper science

Transforming objects

Thu 24 Feb, 11.30am – 1pm & 2-3.30pm Does paper always tear in a straight line? Come and have a ripping time with our conservators and experiment with different types of paper. FREE 5+

Characters from history: Isambard Kingdom Brunel

London bones

Tue 22 Feb, 11.30am – 12.15pm, 1-1.45pm & 2.30-3.15pm What can we learn by studying skeletons? Discover the secrets bones hold. FREE but tickets allocated on arrival 5+

Sat 26 Feb, 1-1.30pm, 2-2.30pm & 3-3.30pm Meet Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the great engineer of bridges, ships and much more. FREE 5+

Tue 22 Feb, 12.30-1.30pm & 2.30-3.30pm Give unusual objects in our collection a new life using collage and computer animation. FREE 5+

The ghost chicken of Pond Square

Thu 24 Feb, 12.30-1pm, 2.30-3pm & 3.30-4pm Discover the story of the first frozen chicken. FREE 5+

Cars and planes

Characters from history: 1920s lift attendant

Tue 22 Feb, 11.30am – 12pm & 1.30-2pm Find out all about cars and planes made in London. FREE 5+

The marvellous story of Vincent Lunardi

Perfect planes

Tue 22, Wed 23 & Thu 24 Feb, 12.30-2pm & 2.30-4pm Learn the science behind making the perfect paper plane, then make your own. FREE 5+

Sun 27 Feb, 1-1.30pm, 2-2.30pm & 3-3.30pm Meet one of the lift attendants from Selfridges and hear about some of the new inventions that can be bought in the store. FREE 5+

Fri 25 & Sun 27 Feb, 12.30-1pm, 2.30-3pm & 3.30-4pm Join us to hear the story of Vincent Lunardi and his amazing flight. FREE 4+

Impossible engineering

Sat 26 Feb, 12.30-1.30pm & 2.30-3.30pm Cut and paste parts of machines, buildings and boats to make a digital collage of fantastic imaginary creations. FREE 5+

Paper science – rip, blot, colour and trace
Wed 23 Feb, 11.30am – 1pm & 2-3.30pm Does paper always tear in a straight line? Come and have a ripping time with our conservators and experiment with different types of paper. FREE 5+

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