Kids Takeover Day 2011 at the Museum of London

By john joyce on 11 Nov 2011

Our Primary Schools Programme Manager Nina Sprigge, reveals more about the build up to Kids Takeover Day 2011 at the Museum of London. If you visited the Museum of London today (Friday 11 November), you were in for a surprise! A class of 10-11 year old pupils from Prior Weston Primary School, a local Islington school, took over the Visitor Service Host team for the day. This is part of the Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Day in partnership with Kids in Museums. The pupils ran front of house operations and greeted visitors when they arrived and took part in special activities throughout […]

The History of the Olympic site (part 3 of 3)

By peter strafford on 11 May 2011

Time is ticking away before the 20 images that will make up the Your 2012 free exhibition go on display dealing with the impact of the construction of the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London. Come along and see it when it starts at the Museum of London Docklands in July. In continuation of the recent History of the Olympic Site blogs here is part 3 of the story. Bryant and May Factory Is just a stone’s throw away from the Olympic Stadium and has left an indelible mark on British socioeconomic and trade union history.  The saga that made it famous began in 1888 when […]

London's Medieval 'Flatulist'

By meriel jeater on 11 Jan 2011

Recently I researched and presented a 30 minute tour of our medieval gallery on the subject of medieval entertainment. Researching the tour was very interesting and it was great to be able to highlight certain objects that visitors might not have thought as ‘entertaining’. I talked about ice-skating… …jousting, gambling with fradulent dice… …and archery among other pastimes. But one of the things I discovered during my research took me by surprise and I found so interesting I had to include it ( I hope no one was offended!)… There was a type of medieval entertainer who we might describe […]