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Key stages: Key stage 1
For: Primary
Are these the cinnamon birds?

Are these the cinnamon birds?

A jewelled clasp like this would have been owned by a Sultana or fine lady.

Session description

Join us for outrageous tales from spice traders in this sensory story session. Explore the Warehouse of the World gallery afterwards to build on the story.

Precious spices like cinnamon and nutmeg were carried over land and sea to medieval London, where they fetched high prices for cooking and medicine.

You'll hear tall tales from Eastern spice traders, who told stories about the origins of these exotic commodities to keep their sources secret and profits high...


 Free (but cancellation charges apply)

Group size:

 35, 3 groups per day

Session duration:

 40 minute session plus 30 minute self-directed gallery visit

How to book this session

To book, please complete this Museum of London Docklands session request form. If you have difficulty using the telephone, please visit the museum accessibility page for assistance.

Please be aware that, except where otherwise stated, you are booking a packaged day, including a timetable for your sessions, self-directed gallery time, and lunch tables for your group.

Dates: to be agreed in discussion with the Schools Programme Manager (please give us 30 days' notice to plan your visit). We take bookings for the autumn term from 2 July 2018. Booking for the spring and summer terms opens on 1 September 2018.

Help with visit costs

Are you a London school? You might be eligible for money to cover transport and visit costs! Find out more on the Culture Mile School Visits Fund website (external link, opens in a new tab).

Additional handy information

It might be possible to add a self-directed visit to our Mudlarks children's gallery, if it's available - just ask us when you book.