Easter Holidays 2014 Family Fun Leaflet

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All the information you need to plan your family activities this Easter.


  • FREE holiday fun for families

    Supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and friends of Robert Dufton


    5-20 April 2014




    by R




    All year round FREE activity sheets and bags are available from the information desk for families. For our full programme of family events for children of all ages visit www.museumoflondon.org.uk/families or call 020 7001 9844.

    Sign up to enews for updates and offers at www.museumoflondon.org.uk/enews

    Under 5sLearn, 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

    FREE ENTRYMuseum of London 150 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5HN

    Barbican, St Pauls

    Liverpool Street, City Thameslink

    4, 8, 25, 56, 100, 172, 242, 521

    FREE ENTRYMuseum of London DocklandsWest 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

    OPEN FOR EVENTS ONLYMuseum of London Archaeological ArchiveMortimer Wheeler House

    46 Eagle Wharf Road

    London N1 7ED

    Old Street, Angel

    Old Street

    21, 76, 141, 271

  • Cityread London family daySat 5 Apr, 10am 4pmExplore the story of London in World War I with film, crafts, storytelling, drama and family trails.

    In association with Cityread London

    Pop-up projectMon 7, Wed 9 & Mon 14 Apr, 11.30am 12.15pm, 1.30-2.15pm & 3-3.45pmJoin our artist to create a pop-up book. 5+

    Giant stories chapter twoTue 8 Apr, 11.30am 1pm & 2-3.30pm Draw Londons amazing people, to create unique characters for our gigantic book. 5+

    Fantastic picture books!Wed 9 Apr 2014, 11am 12pm & 1.30-2.30pmA fun creative session for toddlers and their parents or carers. Under 5s

    The Little Horse BusThu 10 & Fri 11 Apr, 2-2.30pm & 3.30-4pmMeet Mary in her 1950s East End kitchen for a telling of Graham Greenes classic. 3+

    Storybook challenge Sat 12, Wed 16 & Sat 19 Apr, 11.30am 12.15pm, 1.30-2.15pm & 3-3.45pmGather drawings as you visit then join our artist to create your own storybook. 5+

    Characters of the Docklands*Wed 16 Apr, 11-11.45am, 12-12.45pm, 2-2.45pm Explore London stories and characters of London. For toddlers and their parents or carers. Under 5s

    Create a circle bookTue 15 & Fri 18 Apr, 11.30am 12.30pm & 2-3pmJoin our artist to create a unique circle memory book of your visit. 5+

    Mrs Beetons bookThu 17 Apr, 11.30am 12pm, 1-1.30pm & 2.30-3pmHear the fascinating story of Isabella Beeton and her influential book. 3+

    Discover a storySat 5 & Sun 6 Apr, 11.30am 12pm, 1.30-2pm & 3-3.30pmDiscover clues to tell the story of why the Cheapside Hoard was hidden. 5+

    The Model MillionaireSat 5 & Sun 6 Apr, 12-1pm & 2-3pmA musical adaptation of Oscar Wildes story about a penniless boy in love. 6+

    Giant stories chapter oneMon 7 Apr, 12.30-2pm & 2.30-4pm Draw Londons amazing places, to create the setting for our gigantic book. 5+

    Medieval manuscriptsMon 7 Apr, 1-3pmHow were books made in medieval London? Meet our curator and investigate objects. 5+

    Fantastic picture books!Mon 7 Apr 2014, 11am 12pm & 1.30-2.30pmA fun creative session for toddlers and their parents or carers. Under 5s

    The Four Givens*Mon 7 Apr, 12.30-1pm, 1.30-2pm & 3-3.30pmTue 8 Apr, 12-12.30pm, 1-1.30pm & 2.30-3pmHandle objects with hidden stories and hunt for objects in our galleries. 5+

    Digital stories*Tue 8, Wed 9 & Mon 14 Apr, 12.30-1.15pm, 2-2.45pm & 3.30-4.15pmCreate a digital storybook using video, sound, drawing and writing. 5+

    A London guide through the ages Wed 9 Apr, 12-12.30pm, 1-1.30pm & 2.30-3pmThu 10 Apr, 1-1.30pm, 2-2.30pm & 3-3.30pmJourney through time with our storyteller and his Victorian guidebook. 5+

    Caring for booksThu 10 Apr, 11.30am 12.30pm & 1.30-3pmTalk to our conservators about how to look after your books. 5+

    The book goes round and roundFri 11 & Sat 12 Apr, 12.30-2pm & 2.30-4pm Make an extraordinary book with no beginning or end. 5+

    Giant stories chapter fourFri 11 Apr, 11-11.30am, 12.12.30pm, 2-2.30pm & 3-3.30pmA special reading of the book youve all created by our storyteller. 5+

    The A-Z, a book of London streetsSat 12 & Sun 13 Apr, 1-1.30pm, 2-2.30pm, & 3-3.30pmMon 14 Apr, 12-12.30pm, 1-1.30pm, 2.30-3pmThe incredible story of Phyllis Pearsall, the woman who mapped London. 5+

    Collecting storiesSun 13 Apr, 12.30-4pm, 2.30-4pmMon 21 Apr, 11.30am 1pm & 1.30-3pm Make a book about the things you discover at the museum. 5+

    Characters of London*Mon 14 Apr, 11-11.45am, 12-12.45pm, 2-2.45pmExplore London stories and characters. For toddlers and their parents or carers. Under 5s

    FREE events at the Museum of London

    Weve got free fun for all the family at the Museum of London, the Museum of London Docklands and our Archaeological Archive this Easter!

    Join us at all three of our venues for Giant Stories, a gigantic craft project and special story telling event.

    FREE events at the Museum of London Docklands

    Events at the Museum of London Archaeological Archive

    Archaeological detectives: ShakespeareTue 8 Apr 11am 12.30pm & 2-3.30pmGet behind the scenes and discover Shakespearian treasures with family tours and hands-on activities. 5+3 per child (accompanying adults free)

    Giant stories chapter threeTue 9 Apr, 11.30am 2pm & 2.00-3.30pm Draw Londons objects to help create a gigantic book. 5+Free

    Write with Morti Fri 11 Apr, 11am 12pm & 2-3pmMorti the mouse explores quills and more in this storytelling event. Under 5sFree

    All events at Mortimer Wheeler House. Book in advance on 020 7001 9844

    Unfolding storiesTue 15 & Wed 16 Apr, 12.30-2pm & 2.30-4pmCreate your own story in this imaginative book making session. 5+

    A book that touchesThu 17 & Fri 18 Apr, 12.30-2pm & 2.30-4pmMake a book you can feel, hear, smell and see. 5+

    What has happened here?Thu 17 & Sun 20 Apr, 1-1.30pm, 2-2.30pm & 3-3.30pmBe inspired by historical objects to create a story. 5+

    The Little Horse BusFri 18 & Sat 19 Apr, 2-2.30pm & 3.30-4pmAn interactive telling of Graham Greenes classic story with one of its characters. 3+

    Dear diarySat 19, Sun 20 & Mon 21 Apr, 12.30-2pm, 2.30-4pmDelve into Londons past with famous diarists in our art workshop. 5+

    A moving bookTue 15 Apr, 12.30-1.30pm, 2-3pm & 3.30-4.30pm

    Create a book which comes to life using iPads and family friendly apps. 7+

    3 per child (accompanying adults free)Tickets allocated on arrivalMuseum of London



    *Tickets allocated on arrival