What’s on Locally

This page will provide information on museum and some of the local historical societies. For further details please contact them directly, or click on underlined society names below to check their websites.

Please note: There may be a charge for some of the events.

London Mithraeum: Bloomberg Space, 12 Walbrook, London EC4N 8AA.

The reconstructed Temple of Mithras within the new Bloomberg building is now open to visitors from Tuesday to Sunday.
For more details, opening times and to book your visit please see their website

British Museum: Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Tel: 020 7323 8181

Science Museum: Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD. Tel: 0333 241 4000 (020 7942 4000)

Museum of London; 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN

Museum of London Docklands; West India Quay, Canary Wharf, London E14 4AL

The Society of Antiquaries: Burlington House, Piccadilly W1J 0BE

COLAS: 7:00 p.m. at St Olave’s Hall, Mark Lane, EC3

COLCHESTER – Roman Circus: Roman Circus Walk, Colchester CO2 7GZ

The visitor centre, gardens and tea room with an interpretation devoted to the Roman Circus, including the reconstructed bases of the starting gates outside the centre, a model of the circus and a computer 3D model featuring the Roman town in the background. Open Tuesdays to Saturdays 11:00 – 16:00, free admission. See web-site for details about tours of the centre and site.

Gresham College: lectures at the Museum of London

Gresham College has provided free public talks within the City of London for over 400 years. Founded in 1597, Gresham College is London’s oldest Higher Education Institution

Royal Archaeological Institute: 5:00 p.m. lectures at the Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly

Oxford University Continuing Education: Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA

Many courses of interest to archaeologists and historians are offered

Essex Record Office: Wharf Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 6YT

Redbridge Museum: Central Library, Clements Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 1EA

Epping Forest District Museum: 39-41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1EL

Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Free

Copped Hall Trust: Crown Hill, Epping, Essex CM16 5HR

Sunday’s from 10:00 a.m.: Monthly guided tour, £10. See website for other events

Chingford Historical Society: 7:30 p.m. at The Vestry Hall on The Green, North Chingford

Colchester Archaeological Group: 7:00 p.m. at Roman Circus House, Roman Circus Walk, Colchester CO2 7GZ

Herts & Essex Architectural Society: 7:45 p.m. at St Michael & All Angels Church, Roding Road, Loughton IG10 3EJ

Leyton and Leytonstone Historical Society: EITHER St. John’s Church Hall, Leytonstone High Road, E11 1HH OR Leyton Sixth Form College, Essex Road, E10 6EQ

Loughton & District Historical Society: 8:00 p.m. at Methodist Church, Loughton High Road, Loughton

South Woodham Ferrers Local History Society: 8:00 p.m. at Champions Manor Hall Community Centre, 94 Hullbridge Road South Woodham Ferrers Essex CM3 5LJ

Waltham Abbey Historical Society: 8:00 p.m. at Waltham Abbey Baptist Church Hall, Paradise Road, Waltham Abbey EN9 1RL

Wanstead Historical Society: 8:00 p.m. at the Churchill Room, Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road E11 2EQ