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Heritage things to do online

These resources have been created or recommended by organisations near you in Southwark. They are available any time.
For live events visit the Southwark Presents what’s on diary.

Tunnelling through time with the Brunel Museum

This family virtual escape adventure is inspired by the history of the Thames Tunnel.

Southwark local history eBooks

Including the popular Neighbourhood Histories series published by Southwark Archives.  

Children's local history eBooks by Salt-n-Pepper

Free books for Key Stage 1, including these local history topics

Southwark heritage collections online

Explore Southwark's collections of objects, art and archive photos.

Online games with the Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret

Step into the role of a 19th century surgeon. Will your patient survive?

Fun learning resources from the Golden Hinde

Videos, podcasts, blogs and activities to start you on your seafaring adventure.

Brunel Museum virtual tours 

Click on the pictures to explore a virtual model of the museum site at different points in time.  

Interactive old maps of Southwark

Explore the history of your area in house-by-house detail with these old maps of the borough. Just choose your base map (from 1818 to 2017), then search for your street. You can also download complete historical maps to study or share.

The Southwark Heritage blog

Become an expert on Southwark's history with articles by Southwark heritage staff and guest bloggers.

The Story of Sam King

Sam King MBE was a passenger on the Empire Windrush, one of the founders of the Notting Hill Carnival, and the first Black Mayor of Southwark. This documentary by Black Heroes Foundation explores his personal story.

Voices of Tower Bridge

This series of short podcasts reveals stories behind London's defining Landmark. 

Behind the scenes tour of the Cinema Museum

Never visited? Enjoy this introduction to the museum and its unique collections.  

The Museum of Youth Culture

Use these resources to start conversations at home. Including prompts to open up discussions, youth culture colouring-in books and family games.

London’s Screen Archives and Britain on Film

Two great resources for exploring local history through film. Look out for some Southwark gems.

More resources from around the UK

The BBC Reminiscence Archive

A selection of content from the BBC Archives, designed to support reminiscence therapy.

Page last updated: 30 September 2022

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