Past Events

Family Craft Workshop

Hot off the Press: Jubilee Flower Family Craft Workshop
31 May 2022
11:00 – 16:00

Get into the Jubilee spirit at London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE with arts and crafts inspired by Bloomberg’s support of Historic Royal Palaces’ Superbloom and the Queen’s Green Canopy! Aimed at ages 5-11 but all welcome!!

Spring Festival, Roman Style: Family Craft Workshop
12 April 2022
11:00 – 16:00

Join us to explore the museum using our fun family pack and enjoy arts and crafts inspired by the Romans’ love of a Spring festival – with some eggstra special treats! Aimed at ages 5-11 but all welcome!!

'Going Deeper', Fernando Casasempere in conversation with The Art Newspaper's Louisa Buck
15 March 2022
18:00 - 19:00

Join us for an exclusive chat with Fernando Casasempere to learn about his latest exhibition, Scratching the Surface. We’ll explore his artwork, inspiration, and why he brought more than twelve tonnes of bespoke Chilean clay mixtures with him to London.

Rock 'n' Roman Art-Inspired Family Fun Day!
15 February 2022
11:00 - 16:00

Explore the new artwork and museum with our fun family pack. Be inspired by the artwork around you as you learn about archaeology, excavate your own stones then use your creative skills to transform them into art masterpieces.

Rubbish Romans
29 October 2021

London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE hosted Rubbish Romans, a dual-site family event collaborating with London’s Roman Amphitheatre. Families had the opportunity to visit two of London’s top Roman sites in one day, learn about how Romans recycled their waste, participate in craft activities and enjoy a unique tour between the sites, led by a Roman character.

Art-inspired family workshop
26 August 2021

On Thursday, the 26th of August, London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE hosted a creative workshop where children had the opportunity to create colourful stained glass temple designs inspired by our latest art installation Sach’ŏnwang-sa, by Korean artist Do Ho Suh

Mosaic Making
2 June 2021

London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE hosted a fun family day where children created their mosaics inspired by the Romans, and explored the museum using our free family activity pack full of games, puzzles and quizzes.

Live launch of The Budge Row Bibliotheque with international artist Adam Dant
27 May 2021

To celebrate the launch of The Budge Row Bibliotheque by Adam Dant, London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE hosted a virtual tour with the artist giving insights into his work and the City’s history, as he brought his drawings to life. 

Live storytelling with children's author Caroline Lawrence
14 May 2020

London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE hosted a live stream storytelling session with renowned children’s author Caroline Lawrence as she explored the mysteries of the Roman temple of Mithras and read excerpts from the time travel adventure book the ‘Time Travel Diaries’.

The Mithraic Mysteries live lecture with Dr David Walsh
7 May 2020

London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE hosted a fascinating talk by Mithras expert Dr David Walsh, a lecturer in Classical and Archaeological Studies at the University of Kent, exploring the origins, development and the eventual decline of Mithraism.


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

London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE hosted an interactive family event where children had the opportunity to meet a Roman soldier, learn about Roman society and create hand puppets!


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, hosted an event as part of the nationwide humanities festival, Being Human.


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.