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Wow! Now we understand why


things are the way they are
today… The kids learnt a lot!”
Prudence Renders and family

“ The storytelling was very


engaging, the children really
enjoyed that… It’s a way of
bringing history to life.”
Kelly Knight and family

“ There’s so much to see!”


Helen, Charlotte and Luke Foreman

“ One of the best museums in


London… one of our favourites.”
Anja and Ben Steinmüller

FREE entry to Museum of London Docklands!


Get free entry for up to 2 adults on presentation of this voucher
at the Museum of London Docklands admission desk.
Kids go FREE all year round.
Terms & Conditions: This voucher allows entrance to the Museum for a
maximum of 2 adults for one visit only. Only one voucher per transaction.
Offer valid until 30 June 2010. Non-transferable and non-exchangeable.
No cash alternative. Subject to availability.

FREE FUN
FOR FAMILIES!
www.museumoflondon.org.uk
Family events for all ages at both
020 7001 9844 our venues all year round!
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 Museum of London. Our
two venues are easy to get
to – Museum of London
is centrally located in
the City just by St Paul’s,
while Museum of London
Docklands is just a short walk
from the shops and restaurants
of Canary Wharf.

MUSEUM OF LONDON
150 London Wall, near St Paul’s
Step inside 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 ago to a time
when lions and hippos roamed Trafalgar Square!
Meet 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.
See as much or as little as you like – the Museum is free and
here for your family all year round so come back any time.
In May 2010 our spectacular new Galleries of Modern London
will open. Our biggest development since the Museum opened
in 1976, the £20 million project will tell the story of London
and its people from 1666 to the present day and show how the
vibrant and unflagging energy of Londoners has shaped this
global city over the past 350 years.
For a large print, text only version
Find out more at www.museumoflondon.org.uk
of this leaflet call 020 7001 9844
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FAMILY favourites London before London
Become an explorer and go
Galleries of NEW on an object treasure hunt to
Modern London discover the real gems in our
Opening May 2010 London before London gallery.
Innovative interactive Boards can be picked up at the
technology, specifically entrance to the gallery.
designed for families, will be
fully integrated into our new Roman London market
galleries so you can enjoy Take a closer look at life in
learning about London’s Roman London with our model
history together. Step inside of the Basilica and Forum in
an original prison cell, go our Roman gallery. Try to find
back in time to our Pleasure
Gardens and Victorian Walk
the dogs who have run away Regular events FREE family FREE
and see what you could buy events
and check out fabulous toys in Roman shops. Every Sunday and school
through the ages. holiday the Museum puts Feb half term
At home in on FREE family events that
13-21 Feb
Animals of Saxon London
support learning at school
as part of a great day London is constantly
prehistoric London Be transported back to London changing! Find out about
out together.
Imagine elephants, mammoths 1,000 years ago. Explore a new beginnings in the city
and cave bears roaming Events include
Saxon house, listen to the as we move into spring.
around the capital! See some • storytelling
hustle and bustle from the
of the remarkable remains • workshops
streets outside or try to work Easter
left behind by prehistoric out what Saxon families • drama
3-18 Apr
animals in our London before cooked and how they slept in • art… and much more.
London gallery. Ever wondered what it was like
our Medieval London gallery.
to be a Roman soldier, jester
or plague doctor? Find out in
Activity sheets our fun events looking at jobs
FREE activity sheets through the ages.
are available from the
information desk for May half term
children aged 5 and over. 29 May – 6 Jun
This half term have fun and
find out about the life chances
of ordinary Londoners in our
new galleries.

To view our full programme of events for children of all ages


visit www.museumoflondon.org.uk/families, where you
can also sign up to receive our free enewsletter.

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Under 5s Little Moles toddlers
group: Messy Moles
Mini Moles (walking – 5 years)
babies group Last Wed of each month
(6 months – walking) 3.30-4.30pm
6 Jan – 31 Mar & Come and use your senses
21 Apr – 14 Jul and get messy together in
(no sessions 17 Feb & 2 Jun) our special monthly creative
11am – 12pm
session as part of our Little
Learn, play and explore Moles toddlers group.
together every Wednesday FREE but book in advance
during term time. This session
includes rhymes and stories
and an opportunity to meet Holiday events
others in a relaxed setting. Join us for extra fun in
FREE but book in advance the school holidays when
we have special events
for under 5s and their
Little Moles carers. Older siblings
toddlers group are also welcome.
(walking – 5 years)
Tickets allocated on arrival
6 Jan – 31 Mar &
21 Apr – 14 Jul
MUSEUM OF LONDON DOCKLANDS
(no sessions 17 Feb & 2 Jun)  o book your place
T West India Quay, Canary Wharf
3.30-4.30pm
call 020 7001 9844
Learn, play and explore From Roman settlement to Docklands’ regeneration, this
together every Wednesday 200 year old warehouse reveals the long history of London
during term time in this as a port through stories of trade, migration and commerce.
fun, hands-on and Discover a wealth of objects from enormous whale bones
creative session. to World War II gas masks in our state-of-the-art galleries,
FREE but book in advance which include Mudlarks, an interactive area for children,
and Sailortown, an atmospheric re-creation of 19th century
riverside Wapping.
Take cover in a bomb shelter, see what London Bridge was like in
medieval times and discover the gruesome fate of captured pirates!
And there’s no need to cram everything into one visit. Children
enter the Museum FREE of charge while adult tickets allow
unlimited admission for one year 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
To view our full programme of events for under 5s visit
www.museumoflondon.org.uk/families, where you can
also sign up to receive our free enewsletter.

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FREE family FREE Chinese New Year
events 21 Feb
Celebrate the Year of the
Every Saturday and school
Tiger with a day packed full
holiday the Museum holds
of exciting events.
FREE family events, many
In partnership with Chinese
of which link into themes Association in Tower Hamlets
studied at school so you
can learn about London’s
history together.
Easter
6-17 Apr
Events include
• storytelling This Easter join us in the
quest for the perfect chocolate
• workshops
bar, make you own Easter egg
• drama creature, meet a Victorian pub
• art… and much more. landlady or get dressed up in
our fantastic costumes and
Family favourites Sailortown Feb half term play an instrument as you
13-20 Feb find out about Londoners
Venture into the mysterious
Mudlarks alleyways of 19th century Join us for fun activities this
and their jobs!
Weekdays during Sailortown. Eavesdrop on tales half term suitable for all the
term time: 2-5.30pm of the high seas in the pub family. Make your own drum, Docker’s day
Weekdays during school and glimpse curious displays listen to stories and even 29 May
holidays: 11am – 5.30pm have a go at some computer
in the Animal Emporium. Join us for a day celebrating
Weekends: 10am – 5.30pm animation techniques. the history of the docks.
Make a splash in our exciting
children’s gallery which brings Gibbet cage Meet a docker, see a cooper
Captured pirates were often demonstrate his craft and
the history of London’s docks
brought to London for trial. make a souvenir to take home.
to life through hands-on
interactives. Under 5s can Here they were executed
play at train-driving or and hung on the foreshore May half term
ship-loading or get active in in iron cages just like the 29 May – 5 Jun
our special soft play area. one that hangs in our Celebrate London with our
Height restrictions apply. rather grisly display. fun half term events. Join us
for an exciting story and turn
Warehouse your favourite character into
of the World a puppet or help us make
a digital collage about
Smell exotic spices once
modern London.
shipped into London and
stored in its seemingly endless
warehouses with this hands-
on display. Play touch screen
To view our full programme of events for children of all
games to find out where in
ages visit www.museumoflondon.org.uk/families,
the world imports to London’s
docks came from. where you can also sign up to receive our free enewsletter.

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events for Under 5s storytime
under 5s 7 Jan – 1 Apr &
22 Apr – 15 Jul
Mini Mudlarks (no sessions 18 Feb & 3 Jun)
babies group 3-3.30pm
(6 months – walking) Join us for stories, music
4 Jan – 29 Mar & and fun every Thursday during
19 Apr – 12 Jul term-time. Come and play in
(no sessions 15 Feb & 31 May) Mudlarks afterwards!
12.45-1.45pm FREE, no advance booking
Come and learn, play and required
explore together every
Monday during term time. Holiday events
FREE but book in advance
Join us for extra fun during
the school holidays with our
For extra fun join us on the
special events for under 5s
third Monday of the month
and their carers. Older
for Musical Mondays.
siblings welcome.
Tickets allocated on arrival
Little Mudlarks
toddlers group
(walking – 5 years)
4 Jan – 29 Mar &
19 Apr – 12 Jul
(no sessions 15 Feb & 31 May)
10.15am – 12pm
Come and learn, play and FREE entry for friends
explore together every Join our Friends scheme and enjoy unlimited free entry
Monday during term time. to Museum of London Docklands. Receive a copy of our
Book in advance £1 quarterly magazine, along with an exciting calendar of events,
and get 10% off in the Museums’ shops and 20% in the cafés.
For extra fun join us on the
first Monday of the month
for Messy Mondays and the
third Monday of the month
Be the first to know about events and exhibitions
for Musical Mondays. There’s no need to trawl the internet to find out what’s on –
have details of our events and exhibitions, plus special
 o book your place
T offers, sent straight to your inbox by signing up to receive
call 020 7001 9844 our FREE enewsletter.
Sign up at www.museumoflondon.org.uk/enews and
To view our full programme of events for under 5s visit be entered into our regular draw to win an iPod nano!
www.museumoflondon.org.uk/families, where you can Terms and conditions apply.
also sign up to receive our free enewsletter.

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Planning your visit to Museum of London is easy to get to!
Museum of London Barbican, St Paul’s, Moorgate
Liverpool Street, City Thameslink
Admission FREE 4, 8, 25, 56, 100, 172, 242, 521
Planned engineering works on the Underground may disrupt
Opening times your journey so please check www.tfl.gov.uk before you visit.
Open daily 10am – 6pm. Closed 24–26 December.
The Museum entrance is located on a pedestrian high walk
Eating and drinking level. Arriving from St Paul’s, Moorgate or Barbican tube
The Museum’s café, located in the foyer, is run by award-winning station, there is lift access from street level at St Martin’s
café deli company benugo. The café offers a menu of delicious Le Grand, Aldersgate Street and London Wall.
hot and cold deli lunches, sandwiches, wraps, salads, pastries
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Planning your visit to Learning
Museum of London Docklands School visits and resources are free. All group visits
must be booked in advance. For information please call
020 7001 9844, visit www.museumoflondon.org.uk
Admission or email groups@museumoflondon.org.
Adults £5 (concessions £3). FREE entry on 13, 14 & 21 Feb,
2-5 Apr and 29-31 May and daily after 4.30pm.
Museum of London Docklands is easy to get to!
Tickets allow unlimited entry for one year.
Children and NUS cardholders enter FREE. West India Quay (10 minutes from Bank)
Canary Wharf (11 minutes from Waterloo)
Special offer: FREE Museum entry for two adults
Canary Wharf Pier (13 minutes from London Bridge Pier)
Please see back cover for voucher.
15, 115, 135, 277, D3,D6, D7, D8

Events admission Planned engineering works on the DLR and Underground


If you would like to attend one of our events at the Museum may disrupt your journey so please check www.tfl.gov.uk
please note that adults will be required to purchase an admission before you visit.
ticket. Attendees of charging events can however purchase
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