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Family Friendly: London History Day 2018 Events

  • Helmet on display

    Barnet Museum

    Barnet Museum will explore the 1471 Battle of Barnet with a variety of activities during extended opening hours.

  • Visit the stunning neo-Classical villa today

    Chiswick House and Gardens

    Celebrate the women who made Chiswick with a day of free crafting activities and children’s trail.

  • Eastbury Manor House

    Eastbury Manor House

    Enjoy costumed tours and talks about the courage that Eastbury Manor House, a Grade I listed building, represents.

  • Long horned cow

    Epping Forest, City of London, at The View

    A self-guided indoor trail highlighting stories and original archive material about how people (and cows) united and contributed to the fight for Epping Forest.

  • Patients and nursing staff at Fulham Palace in 1919

    Fulham Palace

    Travel back in time for an action-packed afternoon at the Palace, as part of Historic England's annual celebration of the capital's extraordinary heritage.

  • Painting of the First London School Board, featuring suffragists Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Emily Davies

    Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre

    Step back in time, sit up straight, and mind your manners to take part in a Victorian school lesson inside Guildhall Art Gallery.

  • Piano

    Handel & Hendrix in London

    A chance to hear Baroque music performed in the intimate setting of Handel’s Music Room, where the composer himself would have played 250 years ago.

  • Bronze lion head

    Heritage of London Trust

    Fun online quiz to test your knowledge of London’s hidden history, for anyone who wants to test their mettle against our heritage experts.

  • Aerial view of airfield

    Kenley Revival Project

    Take a two-mile walk around RAF Kenley with the Kenley Revival Project Manager and learn about RAF Kenley's significant Battle of Britain history.

  • Old black and white photo of women wearing placquards

    Kingston Museum and Kingston History Centre

    Kingston Museum and History Centre will be exploring the suffrage movement through new exhibits, and during our children’s Thumbs Up craft event.

  • Painting of the Great Fire of London

    London Fire Brigade Museum

    Be transported back to the Great Fire of London then catapult into the present, enjoy storytelling, craft activities, fire safety talks and demonstrations.

  • Wooden with letters carved into it

    London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE

    Roman Temple of Mithras returns to the location of its discovery in the heart of the City.

  • Girl using a magnifying glass to look at an old document

    London Metropolitan Archives

    The exciting story of London’s women and their power revealed through a programme of workshops, film, talks, tours and document displays.

  • View of the side of a van with KINOVan written on the side

    London's Screen Archives and London Metropolitan Archives

    A free archive film screening with the KinoVan (a mobile cinema van) at the Guildhall Yard.

  • White tea cup and tea pot with green decoration

    LSE Library

    Come and make your own (paper) protest tea cups and plates based on those used in the suffragette's cafe in the Aldwych, the Tea Cup Inn.

  • Woman talking to a little girl. Woman is dressed in suffragette costume and wearing a sash with the words 'votes for women' on it.

    Museum of London

    Celebrate 100 years of female suffrage in the UK.

  • Children examining an interactive scale model of London

    New London Architecture

    Visit NLA to see our incredible scale model of the city past, present and future.

  • Library of the Royal Astronomical Society

    Royal Astronomical Society

    Visit the Royal Astronomical Society in Burlington House to learn more about our history and our members through drama and interactive demonstrations.

  • Tandem skydiving

    Royal Hospital Chelsea

    Royal Hospital Chelsea will bring alive the stories of our courageous Chelsea Pensioners through a series of talks and exhibits.

  • Master's Court at The Charterhouse

    The Charterhouse

    Join us on 31 May to learn about the women who have contributed to Charterhouse history.

  • Bed, chair and fireplace

    The Geffrye Museum

    Visit the Geffrye Almshouse for London History day and discover how the pensioners would have lived in 1700s and 1800s.

  • Crowds of people

    The Monument

    Come and find out about the day the suffragettes took over The Monument at our free activities between 10am and 4pm!

  • Woman dressed in period costume wearing a sash with the words 'Votes for Women' on it

    The Postal Museum

    Celebrate 100 years of ‘Votes for Women’ and delve into 500 years of social and communications history with one-off events at The Postal Museum.

  • Tower Bridge

    Tower Bridge Exhibition

    Join in with our family activities and make a bus model to discover the story of Albert Gunter, the courageous bus driver, who jumped Tower Bridge!

  • Model ship in a box

    Turner's House

    Come and learn more about Sandycombe Lodge during both the Napoleonic and Second World War with our special talks, then enjoy family crafts.