26 May 2013

Transpontine Half Term Hijinks - The Museums

With Spring finally sprung and half-term upon us we've put together a little round up of some activities being hosted by South London's finest museums.
There's a remarkable selection of museums to be found South of the River.
We've got not one but two for Cinema, one for War (which is closed at the moment) and even one for Fans (which is very much open).
Have a look through and let us know if there's any we've missed...

The big news from The Horniman Museum in Forest Hill is that it has loaned out its star turn, The Horniman Walrus, to a gallery in Margate until Sepember.
If you're pining for the big guy you can leave him a message on the Walrus Wall and you can see the effort it took to get him packed up for his journey in this amazing video -




Even with the walrus away there's a tremendous range of activities on offer at The Horniman this week.
Ranging from nature trails to crafty fun with a Samba session thrown in for good measure there's still plenty of reasons to visit even if one particularly large one isn't.
Full details of the events at The Horniman Museum this week can be found here.

With the recent fire at the Cuming Museum on the Walworth Road the events have been moved to the nearby InSpire centre at St. Peter's Church on Liverpool Grove.
The selection of activities is still impressive though.
This week you can enjoy seasonal songs, stories and crafts, and a very special celebration of The Camberwell Beauty this Thursday.
Full details of The Cuming Museum's events being hosted at InSpire can be found here.

The Florence Nightingale Museum by Westminster Bridge has a full week of crafts-based activities with a decidedly Victorian flavour including basket weaving, silhouette portraits and lantern making.
Full details of the events at The Florence Nightingale Museum this week can be found here.

The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich has a week of activities that revolve around the use of textiles in the exhibition of work by Alice Kettle that they are currently hosting.
Visitors will be able to contribute to some large scale embroidery and tapestry projects and enjoy talks and activities to do with the fabric on show.
Full details of the events at The National Maritime Museum can be found here.

Enjoy!

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