London Transport Museum
February Half-Term Family Fun Activities: Myths and Fairy Tales
10 –18 February 2018
Families can delve into myth and magic at London Transport Museum this February half-term, with a week of family activities inspired by the themes of mythology, fairytales and nature in the Museum’s latest archive transport poster display.
Children can join lively Storytime sessions about Hermes, the Greek God of travellers, and Make and Take activities where they can create their own headdress to take home.
Storytime session, all ages welcome
Sessions take place at 11:00 and 14:00 and last approximately 20 minutes
Young visitors can have fun with the Museum’s interactive storytelling and listen to a tale about Hermes, the Greek God of travellers. Join the Museum’s guest storyteller on a mythical adventure around London, inspired by Frederick Charles Herrick’s vibrant 1929 poster promoting travel in the Capital.
Make and Take activity, ages 3 to 12
Sessions take place at 11:30 - 12:45 and 14:30 - 15:45
Children can use feathers and flowers to create their own imaginative headdress, in a nod to the themes and characters depicted in the Myths and Fairytales poster display. Families can then join a parade around the Museum’s galleries to visit the display and see the magical characters up close.
Kids go free. Save money on adult tickets by booking online in advance at www.ltmuseum.co.uk.
Advance tickets booked online are priced at £16.00 for adults and £13.50 for concessions, and allow unlimited daytime entry to all Museum galleries and temporary exhibitions for a whole year. When purchased on the door, tickets are priced at £17.50 for adults and £15.00 for concessions.
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Notes for Editors:
About the Myths and Fairytales Poster display
This display explores themes of mythology, fairy tales and the wonders of nature in the London Transport Museum’s poster collection. Artists have used their imagination and ancient tales of gods and mythical creatures to create eye-catching posters promoting travel in London.
About London Transport Museum
The Museum is situated in the heart of Covent Garden and filled with stunning exhibits; the Museum explores the powerful link between transport and the growth of modern London, culture and society since 1800. Historic vehicles, world-famous posters and the very best objects from the Museum’s extraordinary collection are brought together to tell the story of London’s development and the part transport played in defining the unique identity of the city.
The Museum is a charity and the world’s leading museum of urban transport and a place for everyone to come to understand and enjoy the story of London’s journey. No other capital city is defined and shaped so much by its transport as London. Yet the scale of influence of transport can be invisible to those who use it every day. The Museum and its collections are a window into the past, present and future of how transport keeps London moving, working and growing, and makes life in our city better. The Museum’s charity number is 1123122.
Travel to London Transport Museum:
Address: Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E 7BB.
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