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Hands-On: 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.

  • People holding banners

    Bishopsgate Institute

    Join us to explore the history of protest on the streets of London from the 1950s to today, and its documentation by photographers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • People i white coats mouth pipetting at NIMR

    Francis Crick Institute

    Get hands-on with scientific objects from our heritage collection, not usually shown on display, in this special 'Meet a Scientist' session.

  • Children drawing in a garden

    Garden Museum

    Vegetarian cooking workshop and drop-in art sessions at the Garden Museum.

  • 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.

  • Bea Green's accordion

    Jewish Museum London

    A chance to hear, see and touch London's Jewish history with a curator talk and object handling session illustrating stories of courage.

  • Vistiors at the Kirkaldy Testing Museum

    Kirkaldy Testing Museum

    Discover how a pioneering and visionary Victorian engineer lived by the courage of his convictions!

  • Image of Bach House, Hill Street Richmond

    London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

    A beginner's guide to family history.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Group of people standing on foreshore with a road bridge in the background

    Thames Discovery Programme

    Explore the archaeology of the Thames and the Walbrook rivers.

  • Master's Court at The Charterhouse

    The Charterhouse

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 'This used to be fields' mural at Valence House

    Valence House Museum

    Join our Archivist and Curator to look at artifacts from the Becontree Estate.