Past Events

Live storytelling with children's author Caroline Lawrence
14 May 2020 at 16:00 PM

Join renowned children’s author Caroline Lawrence for a live stream storytelling session, as she explores the mysteries of the Roman temple of Mithras, learn how it inspired her to write the time travel adventure book the ‘Time Travel Diaries’ and hear her read excerpts from the book.
This event will be live-streamed using the free Zoom video platform. Please book your free ticket(one per household) to receive the details on how to join!

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The Mithraic Mysteries live lecture with Dr David Walsh
7 May 2020 at 19:00 PM

Join us for a fascinating talk by Mithras expert Dr David Walsh, a lecturer in Classical and Archaeological Studies at the University of Kent. Discover the mysteries of Mithras and learn more about the dedicated temple built by the Romans in the heart of the city of London 2000 years ago. David will provide insights into the origins, development and the eventual decline of this secretive religion.

This event will be live-streamed using the free Zoom video platform. Please book your free ticket(one per household) to receive the details on how to join!

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Meet A Roman Soldier And Create Your Hand Puppet!
21 February 2020

Join us for a free fun family event at London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE to meet a Roman soldier and create your very own hand puppet!

Our soldier’s stories will give you insights into the culture, jobs and Roman society before you start making your hand puppet! Choose your favourite Roman character, from the noble emperor or fearless gladiator to hard-working servant. Design and create their clothes, then take them to the secret temple of Mithras to be initiated!
All materials provided just bring your enthusiasm and Roman thinking caps to colour and decorate your puppet as the character of your choice.

We encourage all children to be accompanied by adults who are most welcome to join our Roman adventures!

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Inventive Vents - Family Event
15 Feb 2020

London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE in partnership with MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) and Architecture Education Specialists Our Hut, hosted an exciting family event exploring the many layers of London’s past, examined through the archaeology of ‘inventive vents’ – underground ventilation shafts.


Jewellery Making - Family workshop
14 December 2019

London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE hosted a family workshop where children had the opportunity to design and create accessories inspired by real Roman artefacts and learn the significance of jewellery to the Romans.


Being Human Festival - Poetry by Josephine Balmer
19 November 2019

London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE, in partnership with Notre Dame University and British poet Josephine Balmer, is hosting an event as part of the nationwide humanities festival, Being Human. Inspired by the collection of writing tablets at the museum, there will be a specialist talk on the provenance and significance of the tablets by Latin scholar Roger Tomlin, followed by readings of Balmer’s poetry by Notre Dame students, introduced by Josephine.
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Junior Archaeology Academy
26 - 27 October 2019

London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE hosted a fun, hands-on family event where children had the opportunity to feel the thrill of an archaeological excavation by digging through our special in-door trenches to locate real Roman artefacts.


Uncover the Mysteries of Roman London
27 September 2019

London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE participated in this year’s Emerge Festival, providing visitors with a unique opportunity to handle real Roman artefacts, enjoy guest lectures from Mithras expert David Walsh and visit the immersive Temple of Mithras experience.


Clay Sculpture Family Workshop
27 August 2019

London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE hosted a family workshop to encourage creativity where families were invited to make clay sculptures inspired by our latest art installation, Human Activity by Daniel Silver.


Roman London Family Quest
8 August 2019

London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE, in close collaboration with the City of London, hosted a Roman London Family Quest linking three of the city’s top Roman sites. Visitors journeyed between London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE, Billingsgate Roman House and Baths and London’s Roman Amphitheatre, following a fun bespoke map which highlighted Roman points of interest en-route. Each site hosted family craft activities and quests for visitors to complete.


Earth Month: Mosaic-making
17 April 2019

To celebrate Earth Month, London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE hosted a family workshop to create art out of repurposed and recycled materials.


Meet the Author: 'The Time Travel Diaries' by Caroline Lawrence
10 April 2019
Families had the chance to meet Caroline Lawrence, the award-winning author, on the launch of her latest book ‘The Time Travel Diaries’, which features our very own Temple of Mithras!

Wear Roman for London Fashion Week
21 February 2019

On 21 February we hosted a fun and fashionable workshop to celebrate London Fashion week Roman style. Children dressed as a Roman then designed their Roman sandals and headgear to take home (or the catwalk!).


Celebrate Saturnalia
16 December 2018

Saturnalia, the most popular of Roman festivals honouring the Roman god Saturn. Families celebrated like Romans and made headdresses and soldier style helmets along with beautiful wax figurines known as sigillaria.


Spirits and Spooks of Ancient Rome
27 October 2018

Mystery Night with Roman Quests author Caroline Lawrence at a spooky #Museumsatnight event for families.


Family Event - Roman Pottery Making
26 October 2018

As part of our half-term activities, families had the opportunity to handle real Roman artefacts before making their own version of Roman pottery – an important part of daily living in ancient Rome.


City Giving Day
September 2018

In support of City Giving Day, Bloomberg hosted the Lord Mayor and led a Startup session in collaboration with several of our City neighbours, which included guided tours of the London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE.


Roman Beliefs - Amulet Making
August 2018

As part of our summer activities, 7-12 year olds handled some of the amazing artefacts found on site, before making their own Roman amulet to take home.


First Londoners - Family Workshop
June 2018

As part of London History Day 2018, the London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE gave the opportunity to imagine London’s Roman past like never before, with a range of different family activities including Roman sandal-making, pottery and writing tablet workshops.


Museums at Night
May 2018

As part of the Museums at Night festival, we hosted an evening event with children’s author Caroline Lawrence, reading an excerpt from her upcoming book, which features our Roman Temple.


Oral History Day
April 2018

To mark the anniversary of the discovery of the Temple of Mithras, the original visitors of the Temple of Mithras in 1950s took part in an oral history project to record memories of the original excavation.