FREE Summer holiday fun for families at the Museum of London

Summer Family Fun at the Museum of London

Summer Family Fun at the Museum of London

FREE Summer holiday fun for families at the Museum of London

Roman Summer Holiday
Wed 29 Jul – Thu 6 Aug

Find out all about amphitheatres, gladiator games and battles with Boudicca at free workshops, craft activities and storytelling sessions.

Little old boy
Wednesday 29 July, Wednesday 5 August & Thursday 6 August, 1-1.3pm, 2-2.30pm & 3-3.30pm
Meet Mandy the Mudlark who discovers the remains of a mysterious Roman pot. Who did it belong to and what tales might it tell?
Suggested ages: 5+
Event Type: Storytelling

Meet the Romans
Friday 31 July & Saturday 1 August, 12.30-2pm & 2.30-4pm
What would your family be like living in the Roman times? Would your dad be a gladiator? Your sister a wealthy merchant? Have fun collaging your own Roman family portrait at this art drop-in.
Suggested ages: 5+
Event Type: Art drop-in

Mystery of the missing brooch
Saturday 1 August & Sunday 2 August, 1-1.3pm, 2-2.30pm & 3-3.30pm
Hear more about a mysterious missing brooch in the Temple of Mithras in this storytelling session. Can you help the storyteller find the clues and solve the mystery?
Suggested ages: 5+
Event Type: Storytelling 

Create an amphitheatre
Monday 3 & Tuesday 4 August, 12.30-2pm & 2.30-4pm
Gladiators, animals and crowds. Help build up a large amphitheatre scene with inspiration from real Roman objects at this drop in art workshop.
Suggested ages: 5+
Event Type: Art drop-in

Meet Boudicca
Monday 3 August & Tuesday 4 August, 1-1.3pm, 2-2.30pm & 3-3.30pm
Are you brave enough to go on a tour with Boudicca? Hear her tale of rebellion and what London was like under Roman rule at this exciting, interactive storytelling session.
Suggested ages: 5+
Event Type: Storytelling

Design a gladiator coin
Wednesday 5 & Thursday 6 August, 12.30-2pm & 2.30-4pm
Design your own Roman coin to take home – will yours show allegiance to the emperor? Your family? Or perhaps your favourite gladiator?
Suggested ages: 5+
Event Type: Art drop-in

 

We’re off to the gladiator games
Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30 July, 12.30-2pm & 2.30-4pm
Scrawl graffiti for your favourite gladiator, create a lucky charm and get ready for the games at this art drop-in.
Suggested ages: 5+
Event Type: Art drop-in

The big match
Thursday 30 & Friday 31 July, 1-1.3pm, 2-2.30pm & 3-3.30pm
The big gladiator fight is set to happen today in London’s amphitheatre! And what’s that about a curse? Find out more in this very special broadcast on the big match at this storytelling session.
Suggested ages: 5+
Event Type: Storytelling 


If you are into Roman history you might also be interested in our Festival  of Archaeology family day and our Gladiator Games events.