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 […]

As English as Crown Joules and Fission Chips

By john joyce on 20 May 2011

Did you know about the particle detector labs hidden deep down in one of London’s “central” tube stations or the famous landmark that was originally built to double up as a site to observe the heavens? Find out with “London Science Uncovered”, the new location based game for London! The Museum of London Learning Department has teamed up with the Institute of Physics (external link) to take you on a tour of some of London’s famous and lesser known places of scientific discovery. A brand new smartphone game will guide you around the city, giving you activities and photo opportunities along the […]

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 […]