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Museum of London Docklands

#106 of 2,399 things to do in London
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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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Family with teen and younger child

We attended a Brunel workshop here which was really interactive and enjoyed by all. This is what I have based my rating on The actual museum we weren't too fussed on, it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Gillingham, United Kingdom

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We attended a Brunel workshop here which was really interactive and enjoyed by all. This is what I have based my rating on The actual museum we weren't too fussed on, it was quite dark and we felt the staff were a little stand-off ish. Parking is expensive but within walking distance.

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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Well laid out museum giving an interesting overview of how the docks and the area came about and developed

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Super specialised museum all about London's docks, river and all sorts from Roman times, through the slave trade to the present day - excellent presentation of exhibits

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I visited this place by pure coincidence as I was having lunch near by and passed in front. I was with my parents and it has been a lovely discovery! It's full of history about canary wharf and surrounding. Worth going if you wanna learn a bit more about the area.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Really interesting and beautifully displayed exhibition by Anna Sparham of photography by Christina Broom. A fascinating insight into the work of Christina Broom and the wonderful photographs she produced of soldiers and suffragettes in the early 1900's. A "must see" exhibition and well worth a visit to Docklands Museum.

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Bristol
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I found myself at this Museum to see the Christina Broom photography exhibition which I recommend strongly. It was such a delight to look around some of the rest of the museum, to try to understand the transformation of Docklands from a number of communities to the bizarre place it is now. The Museum did not disappoint. Information was clear,... More 

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Noosaville, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great location in Canart Wharf. Heaps of picture, presented in an easy to understand way - made relevant by being able to see the changes being made to this historic area of London. Staff very helpful and knowledgable

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Romford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A very interesting visit which was more poignant for me as they had a JSainsbury exhibition and my Mum used to work for them many years ago. Learnt so much that day

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went to see the Broom exhibition 'Soldiers and Suffragettes' in the museum. The location around the museum is very good and the museum itself is clearly a sympathetically restored space, transformed into a public venue for exhibitions and events. It is a very attractive venue.

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The Museum of London Docklands has a fairly minimalist outward appearance. Even the foyer is fairly ordinary... until you actually arrive on the third floor (where the journey begins) and realise that a whole world of information about the maritime and local history of London and Britain is thoughtfully presented. Making your way through the frightful conditions of the age... 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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