The Master's Charity

The Master’s Charity for 2019 to 2020 is the Museum of London.

The Museum of London tells the story of the capital from its first settlers to modern times with sites at the Barbican, Docklands and in Hackney.  It is an award winning Museum that sits at the heart of London past, present and future and is a key member of the City’s Culture Mile.

At the Barbican on London Wall the galleries vividly tell the story of the city and its people. The Archaeological Archive based at Mortimer Wheeler House in Shoreditch, Hackney, holds information on excavations in London over the last hundred years. The unique port and river collection is displayed at the Museum of London Docklands in a 200-year-old warehouse located close to the river Thames at the heart of Canary Wharf. The Museum receives over a million visitors each year including over 150,000 school children. It holds the largest archaeological archive in the world and cares for more than seven million objects across the collections.

The Museum allows people to discover the fascinating history of our capital city, from prehistory to today, inspiring a passion for London.  Looking forward, plans are underway to create a new Museum of London amongst the beautiful market buildings of West Smithfield, creating a new home for the story of London.

The Plaisterers are delighted to support the Museum in their work with schools and, in particular,
the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Programme. This sector-leading programme offers free, tailored workshops to schools, making London’s history accessible to children facing a wide range of challenges, ensuring that no one is excluded. The team work with around 1,600 young people each year, providing workshops both at school and at the Museum, making each one bespoke and thoroughly adapted to the needs of the group.

Alison Gowman has recently published The City of London: WHO, WHAT, WHY? The book is a personal and unique insight into the workings of the City of London Corporation and its civic traditions, historic offices, the people who hold these ancient titles and the current important purpose that the City, the Lord Mayor and the Livery Companies fulfil.

CLICK HERE to download an information leaflet and order your copy.

Proceeds from the book will be donated to The Master’s Charity.