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Museum of London Docklands

#79 of 1,530 things to do in London
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Neighborhood: Docklands / Canary Wharf / Isle of Dogs
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Address: 1 The Warehouse Hertsmere Road, London E14 4AL, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7001 9844
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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Great Soft Play area

We went here for their regular rhyme singing class ( free) with two young children. The class was great and also you can leave your buggy safely just outside the room. After here... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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Tournus, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to the Museum to do some research on trade on the river. Unfortunately they do not have a great deal of materials there - photographs or artefacts - but it was still an interesting place to go, and the staff pad the material out with various talks and group projects. There is an interesting film of the river... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here for their regular rhyme singing class ( free) with two young children. The class was great and also you can leave your buggy safely just outside the room. After here we went to children's play area (age up to 12). They have soft play and normal play areas along with a nice pirate ship and also some... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Docklands museum at the Northern part of the docklands is full of interesting exhibits and explanations of the history of the importance of London as a port. Important for bringing goods from all parts of the world, first with sailing ships followed by the steam boats up to the modern container boats. There are also good descriptions of the... More 

Thank BasicsTouring
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We decided to visit the Museum of London, when we spent a short London break, recently. The Museum was easy to find, take the tube to St. Paul's station, then a ten minute walk to the venue. Lots of school children visiting the Museum, most of them visiting the Fire of London exebition. Well layed out you walk through periods... More 

Thank arthurbwebb
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the bus out to this venue and a short walk past beautifully renovated dockland buildings got us to the museum. We were amazed at how large it is, on several floors, very children friendly but also fascinating for adults too. We spent most of the day here, enjoyed two talks by very enthusiastic historians/staff members and left wanting... More 

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Northamptonshire, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is free to enter, although the do suggest, very reasonably, a donation of £5.00 per person towards costs. One could easily spend 3-5 hours here reading the information and examining the objects, photographs and videos. All very well done, and providing a genuinely immersive experience of what past times were like in the London docks. On the 3rd... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love visiting this museum, it has a great range of exhibitions and the location is one of my favourite parts of London.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This converted warehouse is a real treasure! Admission is free and there are so many fascinating exhibits, including the history of slavery in England, the 1980s Canary Wharf development and of course the 1940 Blitz.

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent our afternoon at the Museum of London Docklands before attending a show at the O2, this museum is only one stop on the underground away. We spent a total of almost three hours in the museum and skipped the final third of the museum. If you plan to read all of the boards you'll need around four or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is very accessible along the west ferry stop by tube. The scenery and location are amazing the bridge and the light trees are beautiful.the museum is great for families with lots of interactive activities and artefacts you can handle. The venue boast a cafe as well as a a shop that sells souvenirs . The museum has some... More 

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