Lunch Tours 2022
March "All over the place"
This month we cover a number of diverse topics, from women’s rights to languages and literature in Europe.
22 March Literature in Europe; What role has literature played in Europe, and what is its cultural significance?
29 March Languages in Europe; Europe has more than 300 languages and the EU has 24 official languages. What does such linguistic diversity mean for Europe?
April "From crises to prizes"
Europe went through lows and highs. In this month we look into the diverse histroy of Europe and explore it’s pitfalls and successes.
5 April Brexit; from joining and leaving the EU and everything in between.
12 April Migration; how did Europe welcome migrants in the past and in current day situation.
19 April Pandemics; how did COVID affect Europe’s continent? Did it help to create a more social and cohesive Europe that helps each other?
26 April Financial; did the EURO fulfil it’s promise as a successful integration step towards a fully integrated European market? What are it’s successes and it’s pitfalls?
May "Strike a pose: Posters"
3 May It is poster spotting time! Come and discover our posters in the permanent exhibition! We will zoom in on the COLD WAR posters to spot differences in portraying some historical events.
10 May Meet the curator; Explore our new temporary exhibition and take the opportunity to ask one of our curators questions about how the exhibition was set up!
17 May Meet the curator; Explore our new temporary exhibition and take the opportunity to ask one of our curators questions about how the exhibition was set up!
24 May Meet the educator; Explore our new temporary exhibition and take the opportunity to ask one of our educators questions about what educational activities the museum has on offer!
31 May Meet the educator; Explore our new temporary exhibition and take the opportunity to ask one of our educators questions about what educational activities the museum has on offer!
We are celebrating Pride Month in June. Let’s have a look at other celebrations and achievemnets throughout this month. Share with us your celebrations and what you take pride in.
7 June IT IS PRIDE MONTH! Let’s celebrate the achievements of the LGBTIQA movement. We will zoom in on this specific history in our exhibition and we might need to add some parts ourselves!
14 June The ARTS: Join us as we revel in the innovative and provocative delights of the arts. Discover how Europeans in the past enjoyed and celebrated the arts and let’s dance on the tables!
21 June Summer vibes: Summer is around the corner! Let’s see how Europeans in the past enjoyed their summers. Sunglasses and swimm shorts welcome!
28 June The EURO: We pay with the euro for 20 years now! Do you still remember your first Euro purchase? Let’s rewind time once more and discover how most of us pay with the Euro now and why some EU countries don’t.
July "Destination Unknown"
Hop in the car and decide which European city we will visit! East or West, long haul or staycation – the choice is yours!
5 July e.g. Brussels; Brussels, the ‘capital’ of the European Union! But is there more to this ancient city than being the home of the European Parliament?
12 July e.g. Budapest; Located in the heart of Europe, Budapest has been centre stage to many significant historical events. Come and discover the culture and drama that have shaped this great city.
19 July Switzerland; We set the course for the Alps and the land of William Tell. Chocolate, cheese and cuckoo clocks–come see what else Switzerland has to offer!
26 July e.g. Paris; A perennial destination for Europeans through the ages, we fall in love with Paris time and again. The city of love, cafés and revolutions awaits us.
August "On the Road Again"
We pack our bags, set out on the roads of Europe, take in all the sights and look back on fond memories. Come and see where, how and why Europeans have travelled in the past.
2 August Let’s go! What desitinations in Europe are you looking forward to visit? Today we visit as many Euopean places as possible.
9 August Packing for the Holidays; What do you bring with you when you go on holiday? We rummage through the exhibition and pack our bags with all the things we just can't do without.
16 August Are We There Yet?; Planes, trains, automobiles and bicycles! We travel through the history of transportation and freedom of movement (or lack thereof).
23 August Let’s Go Sightseeing!; Exploring, experiencing, and having fun! Have Europeans always spent their holidays in the ways they do now?
30 August Remember that time when...?; Which mementos and souvenirs have past Europeans kept and treasured? What memories are important to you?
September "Colours of the autumn"
Autumn is around the corner! Therefore, join us for a colourful journey in the museum. Choose to follow a red, green, brown or yellow path this month. Each colour gives a different insight in the museum.
6 September Red: Discover different objects in the museum that relate to the colour red. And yes do wear something red!
13 September Green: Discover different objects in the museum that relate to the colour green. And yes do wear something green!
20 September Brown: Discover different objects in the museum that relate to the colour brown. And yes do wear something brown!
27 September Yellow: Discover different objects in the museum that relate to the colour yellow. And yes do wear something yellow!
October "Ideas, Concepts and Values"
Even though many of our objects on display may seem like insignificant pieces of clothing, trinkets or other long-forgotten personal belongings, they all form part of a wider story of grand ideas, concepts and values. On this month's tours we venture beyond these objects to discuss the bigger picture.
4 October Silence; In a world of constant noise, we seek out stories about silence in the quiet corners of the exhibition ... Shhh!
11 October Time; Take a sweeping journey through the past to reappraise your notion of clocks, calendars and indeed time itself. Departure at 12.15 sharp!
18 October Memory and Oblivion; Is oblivion a necessity or is memory our only way forward? Come and join us for a discussion of what to do with the past.
25 October Violence; Segueing into next month's topic, we investigate the role of violence in modern European history and how it relates to power and oppression.
The power to produce. The power to heal. Power to the people. Take a break from your daily routine and power up with lunch tours on the varied nature of power.
1 November Museum closed.
8 November Natural and Human Resources; Energy and labour, from slavery to unemployment. We discuss the development of power and automation and its significance for Europeans and their world.
15 November It’s Garbage!; We have a look at all the many things we discard. What is trash or rubbish, how does it affect our world, and where do we find it in the museum?
22 November A Healthy Dose; Not feeling up to par? Doctor's orders: a tour of the history of healthcare and medicine in Europe, from Eastman to socialised medicine.
29 November Justice; What is justice to you? Did Europeans of the past share your values or hold vastly different beliefs? Let the proceedings begin.
December "Darkness and the Light"
We are looking back this month on the past year. What kind of year was it? Positive? Negative? Come and discuss with us.
6 December Dark Times; On this lunch tour we examine some of the worst events that Europeans lived through during the 20th century.
13 December Lighter Times; We celebrate Human Rights Day and the progress made in protecting the rights of women, children and minorities.
20 December Looking back on 2022; We take a nuanced look at what happened in 2022 from a European perspective. Was it a year of progress? We dive into the history and background of current events in Europe.
27 December Museum closed