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Museum of London To Reopen

After five months of temporary closure, the Museum of London and the Museum of London Docklands plan to open their doors on Wednesday 19 May 2021, depending on government guidance, and welcome visitors once again.

The Museum of London is pleased to announce that the exclusive display, Dub London: Bassline of a City, celebrating dub reggae music and culture in the capital will be extended until 5 September 2021. The display not only explores the music’s influence but its wider cultural and social impact including the origins of the record shop as a community space, the continuing role of sound systems at events like Notting Hill Carnival and the religious, political and spiritual themes that form the pulse of dub culture and music.


The reopening also means that Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery at the Museum of London Docklands will be extended until 22 August 2021. This free major exhibition explores the largest Bronze Age hoard ever discovered in London with all 453 tools, weapons and other objects unearthed and on display to the public for the very first time. Starting with the moment of discovery, the exhibition takes visitors on a journey back through time to explore the mysteries, myths and realities surrounding the hoard’s burial.


Reopening the Museum of London Docklands also includes the extension of the The Krios of Sierra Leone display at the Museum of London Docklands until 4 July 2021. The Krios of Sierra Leone explores the unique and largely untold history, heritage and culture of the Krio people of Sierra Leone by highlighting the architecture, language, lifestyle and traditions of the Krio community. From its origins in transatlantic slavery through to the involvement of prominent abolitionists, the story of the Krio ties into the wider themes of the museum’s London, Sugar & Slavery gallery where the display is located.


Finally, the very popular Mudlarks children’s gallery will reopen after over a year of closure on Friday 21 May. The gallery has been refurbished and a new toddler area has been created to welcome our youngest visitors. Features include new interactive elements that introduce the stories of the docks in hands-on and stimulating ways. For more information on how to pre-book your free timed entry to Mudlarks visit the Museum of London Docklands website here.  


Keeping both visitors and staff safe is the museum’s top priority and measures first introduced upon re-opening in August 2020 will continue to be in place including timed ticket slots for entry. Visitors to each museum will be required to book a free ticket online, in advance, for a time slot of their choosing. These tickets are now available to book through 5 September 2021 from www.museumoflondon.org.uk


Both museums will be open from 10am – 5pm Wednesday to Sunday. However, from 29 May – 6 June and 19 July – Sunday 5 September, both sites will be open seven days a week from 10am-5pm for the May half-term and the summer holidays respectively, depending on government guidance.


For more information on opening hours, safety measures in place and what will be open on-site please visit the Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands safety measures pages.


The museum’s comprehensive digital offer, which has so far delivered family-friendly online content such as Museum of Fundon and the Great Fire of London: Live Stream as well as online displays and collections such as The Clash: London Calling Smartify tourDisease XVotes for Women and Windrush Stories, will continue for those who are unable to attend.

Both sites remain free to enter but will be ticketed with timed entry, which must now be booked in advance. Tickets available at www.museumoflondon.org.uk 

Maya The Bee: The Golden Orb

Kaleidescope Entertainment is buzzing to announce that Maya The Bee: The Golden Orb will be released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland from May 17.

Maya The Bee: The Golden Orb is the third theatrical feature in the successful Maya the Bee franchise; an iconic animated series that has been entertaining young children for more than 100 years.

When a bored Maya and Willi bust out of winter lockdown early, they are catapulted headfirst into a top-secret mission! Entrusted with the care of a sacred seed, Maya and Willi team up with their old pal's Arnie and Barnie to deliver the seed to its new home atop the mysterious Bonsai Mountain. When their "seed" hatches, Maya and Willi come face to face with their biggest responsibility yet - a smooshy, squishy little princess.

This adventure is a LOT more than they bargained for as they take on bounty hunters, thugs and ruthless enemies, to return the lost princess to her mountain colony, only to find it hanging in the balance of a turf war and remorseless predators. Willi discovers a side of himself that he never expected as he becomes protective of the tiny princess, but to save her, and her colony, Maya must learn that trust is not just a word, it has to be earned.

Ideal for fans of family adventures Antz, A Bugs Life and Bee Movie, Maya The Bee: The Golden Orb is an epic bug battle that will transport you to exciting new worlds.

Maya The Bee: The Golden Orb will be released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland from May 17th.


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Read my full review of this beautiful Laced Bridesmaid Maxi Dress in Blue with open back detail from Chi Chi London bridesmaid collection.

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