Guest post: Bilkis Mosoddik from the Museum of London introduces “London Horror”

The fifth in our series of guest blog posts comes from the Museum of London’s very busy Web Content Manager, Bilkis Mosoddik!

A photo showing workmen wheeling an elaborate gilded carriage across a street

Wheeling the Lord Mayor's coach into the Museum of London, ready for opening in May 2010

When Rosie asked me for a guest blog post for Museums at Night, I went into near panic and put this off for nearly a month: I’m so busy working behind the scenes on new information architectures for the Museum of London websites! This is in between pushing our social media content (encouraging colleagues to use Twitter, Facebook, and think, breathe, and write blogs!), and just keeping the sites going, that I had no time to take a step back and look at the Museum and all the various, wonderful things we are doing.

Yes, part of the Museum of London is closed until 28 May, but work is happening frantically behind the scenes and every time I see something new installed in the new galleries, I get all giddy when I think of how much fun people will have. Yesterday I was left gaping at some of the installations.

Without giving the game away, keep an eye out on our website at www.museumoflondon.org.uk for information on some of the fabulous things you’ll be able to see soon. You’ll see changes in the website too: do tell me what you think at webmanager@museumoflondon.org.uk.

We’ve had a number of very successful events in the Museum of London at night over the past few years: we’ve made you laugh, we made you cry and we even got you to be crafty!

A photo of a family drawing a picture of a house

A family enjoying a creative event at the Museum of London

We have now decided to scare you with our next Museums at Night event, “London Horror”, which takes place on Friday 14 May, from 6pm to 9pm at the Museum of London Docklands. The evening of guts and gore includes a screening of 80s cult classic ‘An American Werewolf in London’ and open galleries that include a themed bar serving cocktails and traditional cinema food: anyone up for hotdogs, popcorn and pick and mix?

Entry is free but tickets are on a first come, first served basis therefore booking (020 7001 9844) is advised for the screening. The galleries and tours are open to all and the film starts at 7.30pm so please allow plenty of time to obtain your tickets and get to your seats.

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Bilkis Mosoddik is the Web Content Manager at Museum of London and is responsible for all the Museum of London websites which includes the Docklands and Archaeology sites. Bilkis is a keen user of social media and blogs regularly on the Museum of London blog site MyMuseumOfLondon. You can connect with Bilkis at www.twitter.com/bilkisbm.

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