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06.06.2016

Recycle challenge

Museum of London Docklands Press Release

On Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June ‘Recycle challenge’, an interactive family festival, is taking over the Museum of London Docklands. The museum is on a mission to find new and imaginative ways to look after our city and our planet and needs your help. This is your chance to become an eco-champion for the day, make a junk masterpiece or help build a new London through our interactive activities.

Crafty kids will get the chance to design an eco-happy London of the future while wannabe musicians can record a song on their handmade recycled instruments as part of an orchestra. Those who would rather sit back and relax can enjoy the story of the first junk playground in London, and listen to the story of the inspirational Lady Allen, whose idea it was initially.

This festival will encourage families to think about recycling, look after the environment and live in a sustainably fun and exciting way. It has been developed in partnership with the ecocouncils from local primary schools, who have worked to design activities that will teach children about the environment issues in ways which are engaging to them.

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Notes for editors

For more press information please contact Katie Balcombe, Communications Officer at the Museum of London Docklands on 020 7001 9809 / 07967 313176 or kbalcombe@museumoflondon.org.uk.

About The Museum of London Docklands

The Museum of London Docklands is located at West India Quay in east London. Opened in 2003, this grade one listed converted Georgian sugar warehouse specifically tells the story of the port, river and city – focusing on trade, migration and commerce in London.

The museum is open daily 10am – 6pm and is FREE to all, and you can explore the Museum of London Docklands with collections online – home to 90,000 objects with more being added. www.museumoflondon.org.uk.