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’.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To celebrate Earth Month, London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE hosted a family workshop to create art out of repurposed and recycled materials.
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!).
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.
Mystery Night with Roman Quests author Caroline Lawrence at a spooky #Museumsatnight event for families.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.