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 […]

First signs of discovery on community dig for 2010

By john joyce on 25 Jun 2010

Each year the Museum provides the opportunity for groups and individuals to experience a week of hands-on archaeology as we explore a site in London of historical  importance. The site of this year’s dig is Burgess Park , Southwark, South London which research has shown was once occupied by terraces of Victorian houses, many of which were destroyed during World War II. In preparation for the first of our school groups arriving on-site Monday (spaces are still available to attend the week-long adult training digs  in July – see our website for details)  Tom, one of our senior archeologists, spent a morning on-site clearing away […]