2016 Fire! Fire! exhibition at Museum of London

Date Posted: 02/09/2015

Schools can visit the Museum of London’s major new exhibition Fire! Fire! next year to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the start of the Great Fire of London.

Opening on 23rd July 2016, Fire! Fire! will be designed to give students a sense of London before, during and after the blaze in 1666.

It will also look at the causes of the fire and how London was rebuilt afterwards, as well as comparing modern and contemporary firefighting techniques.

The exhibition will feature rarely seen artefacts, including an unfinished piece of embroidery - being displayed for the first time - which is believed to have been saved from a house in Cheapside at the time of the Great Fire of London.

Multimedia and hands-on exhibits and the personal stories of Londoners who experienced the fire and its impact will also form part of the display.

Although the exhibition on the Great Fire of London ties in directly with the Key Stage 1 History curriculum, Fire! Fire! is suitable for pupils of all ages. 

For more information visit www.museumoflondon.org.uk/greatfire.

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