Past Events

Spirits and Spooks of Ancient Rome
27 October 2018

Don’t miss Mystery Night with Caroline Lawrence this October. What is a Mystery Cult? Who was a psychopomp? How did Romans keep away evil spirits? Roman Quests author Caroline Lawrence answers these questions and more at a spooky #Museumsatnight event for families. Parental advisory: suitable for (brave) kids aged 8+ as ideas about life after death will be discussed.

Sessions run between 5pm and 7pm.

The event is free to attend.


Family Event - Roman Pottery Making
26 October 2018

Join us this half-term to learn about the many artefacts the Romans used in Londinium almost 2,000 years ago. See, touch and handle real Roman artefacts discovered during the excavation of the Bloomberg site, before making your own version of Roman pottery – an important part of daily living in ancient Rome.

This event will provide a rare insight into Roman life and society, and give you the opportunity to visit the Temple of Mithras, the City’s only Roman temple!

Suitable for children 4+. The event is free, with sessions running between 11am and 3pm. To book, click General Admission, select 26 October and choose the appropriate time-slot.


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.