Panel Talks & Workshops

Family History Day at the Migration Museum

10:30 am - 4:30 pm | 02 November 2019
Migration Museum | £5

Want to know more about your family’s history but don’t know where to look?

The Migration Museum’s Family History Day offers an accessible way for audiences of all ages and backgrounds to unlock and explore their family story.

Visitors will have the chance to find out more about genealogy and archival research, experience interactive installations on British history, hear from experts and social historians, and explore their own history at a series of stalls and workshops – leaving inspired and empowered to continue their research independently.

A selection of activities taking place include:

  • Talks from a range of celebrities and experts, including Robert Rinder, TV presenter and star of a popular recent episode of Who do you think you are?; Roger Kershaw of The National Archives; and author Robert Winder
  • “Ask-the-expert” photograph dating with National Trust
  • Find out about researching family histories from London Metropolitan Archives and local history groups and organisations
  • An installation illuminating the history of black Britons with the Black Cultural Archives
  • Find out about the colonial legacies and migration heritage of Britain’s stately homes with Dr Corinne Fowler of the National Trust
  • Search for relatives who served during WWI and WWII with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • Expert advice on specialist family research from the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain and more
  • Interactive artworks and installations, including a 10-foot migration stories ‘flotilla’
  • Food and drinks from refugee and local social enterprises

Tickets cost £5, including admission to all talks and workshops as well as an opportunity to visit the Migration Museum’s Room to Breathe exhibition.

Photograph: Beauchamp Branch library of the Wilkins Family: Marjory, David, Sr., David, Jr., John and Cheryl. Circa 1958.

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