may, 2023

sat27maysun04junHalf Term at the Museum

Half Term at the Museum of London Docklands

Event Details

Join in the festivities this half term at the Museum of London Docklands to celebrate their 20th birthday. There will be dancing, singing as well as lots of silliness at the museum’s fabulous fete. Decorate the museum, take part in Victorian parlour games and then join an old-fashioned East End knees-up.

When: May 27 to June 4

Where: Museum of London Docklands 

Ticket price: Free

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Party parlour games (30 May-2 June, free tickets upon arrival)

Special event | Age 5+ | 11.00am, 12.15pm, 1.45pm

Roll up! Roll up! Join in the festivities by dancing, singing and being silly at our Victorian fete. Then turn back the clock and get everyone involved for traditional games and old-fashioned family fun.

The curious tales of Polly Pickles! (30 May-1 June, free tickets upon arrival)

Workshop Age 5+ | 10.45am, 12.15pm, 2pm

Step right up, folks, and hear the curious tale of Polly Pickles! This interactive and musical family show takes you back in time to Victorian London where you will meet Polly, a pickpocket with a penchant for danger. 

Party paper chains (27th May – 4th June, free drop in)

Workshop | Age 3+ | 10.30am, 2pm

Help decorate the museum for its 20th birthday by making traditional Victorian paper chains. Design a paper chain and then create your own decorations to help us celebrate in colourful style!

Victorian party object handling (27th May – 4th June, free drop in)

Object handing | Age 3+ | 10.30am, 1.45pm

See, touch and investigate real Victorian objects that would be used to celebrate in style. Discover what accessories people wore, what games they played as well as what a bottle of Victorian fizzy pop looked like. You can also discover where these items were made, what’s home-made and their place of origin.

Family knees-up! (31st May, free drop in)

Special event| Under 5s | 11am, 2pm

Cor blimey, Guv’nor, it’s only the museum’s 20th birthday! Sounds like a chance to have a good old-fashioned East End knees-up. Join Tom Carradine (of Carradine’s Cockney Singalong) at the ol’ Joanna for a lively, interactive family event. He’ll have you and your little ones doing the Lambeth Walk, pondering How Much is That Doggy in the Window as well as marching with inflatable bananas ‘down the Strand’. You can also enjoy bubbles, puppets and plenty of singing along for adults, babies and children of all ages.

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May 27 (Saturday) - June 4 (Sunday)

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