United Kingdom, Visual Arts

History for kids

Parents won’t have to worry about keeping their children occupied during the Easter holidays this year as several museums in London will be laying on activities for children during the school break.

Although they will not be in school for a few days, the kids can continue to learn while having lots of fun and there’s no need to stay at home, as several museums have organised a number of activities with the school children in mind.

Between the 9th and the 25th of April, the Museum of London invites everyone between the ages of 5 and 60 to create their own art.

Events will include story telling, puppet and photography workshops, arts and crafts, archaeology shows, games from Victorian times, and much more.

Additionally, the Museum of London, Docklands, will provide visitors with the opportunity to learn more about the creation of the great city of London, from the Roman settlement to the regeneration of the Docklands including the history of the river Thames and its bridges.

Visitors can also discover objects of great historical worth, such as gas masks from the second world war and large whale bones. These activities will be running from the 9th to the 21st of April.

From the 22nd to the 25th of April at The Tower of London, children and adults can step back in time and watch historical re-enactments of some of the most important events in history, including the reconstruction of the Great Crown Jewels Robbery which took place during the rein of Charles II. They can also learn first-hand the history of the tower and its prisoners.

Finally, from the 12th of April to the 11th of September, visitors can encounter hundreds of species of tropical butterfly at The Natural History Museum as well as a maze, tree house and games area to keep the little ones entertained.

(Translated by Ruth Olney – Email: ruth.olney@hotmail.co.uk)

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