Half Term at The Museum of London Docklands

The Museum of London Docklands has a host of exciting events lined up for this February, including some great FREE activities the whole family can enjoy, perfect for half-term! Drop in and learn about life in historic London through these hands-on sessions.


Sensory object handling (11-19 February 2023)

Object handling | ages 3+ | 10.30am or 1.45pm

Get up close and personal with the exciting shapes and textures of the museum’s handling collection. Drop in and learn about life in historic London through these hands-on sessions.

Family paper crafts (11-19 February 2023)

Workshop | all ages | 10.30 am or 1.45 pm

Join in with mindful, creative paper crafts at the Museum of London Docklands this February half term. No need to book; drop in and get hands-on with this origami-inspired activity for the whole family.

The Story of Water: sensory storytelling (14 & 16 February 2023)

Storytelling | all ages | 10.30 am, 12.00 pm, and 1.30 pm (1hr)

Join musician Luke Saydon for a unique storytelling experience. Sign up on the day and get ready for a fun-filled session combining music, movement and sensory elements.

Family yoga for ages 3+ (14-16 February 2023)

Special Event | ages 3+| 10.30am-11.30am (1hr)

Move mindfully with this family-friendly yoga session with Triyoga. Bring the little ones along for a mix of exercise and relaxation, and sign up on the day to take part. Family Yoga is part of our February half-term programme, where a variety of well-being activities will be enjoyable.


Executions (paid advanced booking from £12 and £6-£13.50 concs)

Exhibition | ages 12+ | 10:15-16:30pm, Monday-Sunday

Discover how over nearly 700 years, public executions came to shape the city we know today. Executions, open until 16 April 2023, showcases a range of fascinating objects, paintings and projections, including the vest said to have been worn by King Charles I when he was executed, a recreation of the Tyburn gallows with an immersive projection, last letters of the condemned, and much more. Many of the items on display have rarely been seen in public.

Feeding Black: Community, Power & Place (free entry – no ticket required)

Display | ages 12+ | 10 am-5 pm, Monday-Sunday

A free display, until 7 May 2023, explores food’s central role in Black enterprise and identity in South East London. Feeding Black: Community, Power & Place includes recipes, objects and recorded stories from the business owners Kaleema and Kareema Shakur-Muhammad, Eugene Takwa, Junior and Tafeswork Belayneh, along with TikTok and Instagram cooking videos of traditional African and Caribbean dishes with contemporary twist. The display also showcases newly commissioned photography by Jonas Martinez and an original soundscape by Kayode ‘Kayodeine’ Gomez.

The Museum of London Docklands is located at West India Quay in east London. Opened in 2003, it occupies one of the few remaining original grade one listed warehouses, built in 1802 to store produce from the West Indies.

A shared place in the heart of the East End, where stories cross and collide, it confidently shows how international trade, migration, enslavement and the river Thames were integral to shaping London and the world we live in today.

The museum is open seven days a week, from 10 am-5 pm and is FREE to all. You can explore the Museum of London with collections online – home to 90,000 objects, with more being added regularly. www.museumoflondon.org.uk.