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Museum of London Docklands

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Neighborhood: Docklands / Canary Wharf / Isle of Dogs
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Address: West India Quay, London E14 4AL, England
Phone Number: 020 7001 9844
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: From Roman settlement to Docklands’ regeneration, unlock the history of...
From Roman settlement to Docklands’ regeneration, unlock the history of London’s river, port and people in this historic warehouse. Discover a wealth of objects from whale bones to WWII gas masks in state-of-the-art galleries, including Mudlarks, an interactive area for kids; Sailortown, an atmospheric re-creation of 19th century riverside Wapping; and London, Sugar & Slavery, which reveals the city’s involvement in the transatlantic slave trade. FREE ENTRY
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An Extraordinary Museum - and Free

I visit this museum each time I'm in London and love it more with every visit. It interprets the history of the city through the history of the port and the Thames - a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I visit this museum each time I'm in London and love it more with every visit. It interprets the history of the city through the history of the port and the Thames - a fascinating and comprehensive approach. Its section on slavery and the abolitionist movement is the best I have come across - being able to hold in your... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Museum of London Docklands is easy to get to, it is at West India Quay which is the next station to Canary Wharf on the Docklands Light Railway in London. It is a few minutes walk from either station and on a nice day is really lovely, as there are bars etc along the dock. The Museum itself is... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This museum is wonderful, an absolute gem. It charts the history of London, the Thames and its people right up to the present day developments of Canary Wharf. It is set out very well. My husband and I planned to spend an hour or so there, but ended up spending over 4 hours wandering round and learning new things about... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The London Docklands Museum is a branch of the Museum of London but seems to get far fewer visitors, possibly because of its location outside of central London. It really isn't particularly remote however as it is easily accessed by the Docklands Light Railway to either West India Quay or Canary Wharf stations, both within walking distance. As with the... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Not knowing much about the history of the Docklands I found this very interesting, it is housed in an old sugar warehouse, which is very interesting in itself. There is a lot of reading about the history of the Docklands and London, and because of time constraints I allowed myself 2 hours, which wasn't long enough so will have to... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This area of London was new to me and I approached it by the Docklands Light Railway. We got off at Westferry station which was very close to the museum - just a few minutes walk. The building faced the water and its canal boats. There was a spacious frontage lined with cafes and restaurants. Once inside, we were greeted... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It was really really cool..I left a comment on the message board ..I hope when I return in a few years its still there lol

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I had not planned to go hear but was around Canary Warf for a period and decided to drop in while I waited for my friend. I was pleasantly surprised by how big this place really is and how much there was to see. I ended up spending a couple hours and is definitely worth a donation as the place... More 

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Wantage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Very interesting. Lots to read and see. All part of the East India Docks. Very pleasant outside with plenty of cafes to stop for a drink. And the musuem is free.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a really interesting museum, charting the history of London's Dockland from Roman times up to the present day. It contains an amazing number of artefacts over 3 floors. The only problem I had was the amount of information to read if you want to know everything, in the end we just read the big notice boards, otherwise we... More 

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Address: West India Quay, London E14 4AL, England
Phone Number: 020 7001 9844
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Docklands / Canary Wharf / Isle of Dogs
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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