Thursday, 19 July 2007

The Greenwich Gazette WeekEnd Guide

Friday, July 20

Giant Rhymathon at Maritime Museum: Greenwich Council, in partnership with Surestart and the National Maritime Museum, invites babies and toddlers, parents and carers to a giant sing-a-long at the Queen's House lawns. Call: 07939 535 629

Saturday, July 21

Dig Deeper- family archaeology workshop: 10:30am - 1:30pm. Hear about recent discoveries at the Old Royal Naval College and join Thames Explorer Trust on the foreshore to carry out your own archaeological investigation. 7+, limited spaces. Booking advised so call: 020 8269 4799. Price: 5 pounds per adult and 3 pounds per child. (Part of the National Archaeology Week).

Wizarding Fun: wizards take over Canary Wharf to celebrate the release of the final Harry Potter book, plus an open air screening of a Harry Potter film. Canary Wharf, E14.

Sunday, July 22

Meet John Deman: Greenwich pensioner and sailor in Nelson's Navy - character performance in Painted Hall at the Royal Naval College. 12:00pm, 13:00, 14:30, 15:30. Free event.

Foreshore Finds at Docklands Museum: Head down to the foreshore with a museum guide and learn about London's past from the objects you can find by the river. Museum in Docklands, West India Quay, E14 4AL (0870 444 3855 / 10:15, 11:45am
Classic Cars at Eltham: Transport yourself back in time to see vintage cars of the 1930s in the drive at Eltham Palace once again. 11am-5pm.

A Bit Further out:
Sat 21 - Sun 22:

Fun on the foreshore, Tower of London: Celebrate ten years of "fun on the foreshore' with two days of free events at the Tower of London, including a rare opportunity to visit Tower Beach. Stands include museum-quality artifacts and handling collections, as well as replicas, activities and games, covering everything from bones and burials, through shoes and coins, to exploring a spoil heap, making a mosaic and dressing up as a Roman Londoner. No booking necessary but prior contact recommended. Call 020 3166 6637 or visit

Home Sweet Home, Roman Style, Museum of London, EC2: 11am-4:30pm. What was life really like for Roman Londoners? What were their homes like? Come and see how the Romans built their houses and what went on inside. 0870 444 3850 or

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