Friends Events

 


Dates for your diary:

 

January 15th Wednesday  2.30pm Whitehall

 Queen Victoria – Work and Play

Talk by Eleanor Jackson


We all know about Queen Victoria, or do we? We think of her as dumpy, grumpy, frumpy and short, but she was so much more than that.  Her reign saw a revolution in technology and transport, in literature and the arts, in education and in the Empire.
Come and find out about Victoria’s role in society, her work and her pleasures. We shall be amused.

For details contact FoW Secretary: 
jenny.lugton@gmail.com

Tickets Friends £5, Non-Friends £6

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February 12th  Wednesday

 Discover Roman London – Guided Walk

Let’s ‘roam’ around the City and discover a history that dates back nearly 2,000 years.
Join Valary Murphy, a qualified City of London Guide, who will reveal the ancient city of Londinium that lies beneath your feet.

Learn why the Romans founded the City of Londinium, what they brought – and what they liked to export.

See the site of a Roman bathhouse that’s now a pretty garden (a model of it is in the Museum of London) and where there was a temple to Mithras that was only discovered after bombing in the Second World War.

Step into the Guildhall Art Gallery
and view part of the original amphitheatre where gladiators once fought and take in a view of the original Roman wall that guarded the City 1,800 years ago.

The walk ends up by the Museum of London where you can learn more about the Romans in London and see some of the amazing artefacts archaeologists have unearthed – and continue to unearth.

The walk will start at Tower Hill Underground  Station 

For details contact FoW Secretary:  jenny.lugton@gmail.com

Tickets: Friends £5, Non-Friend £7

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