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“Educational fun”

Ragged School Museum
Ranked #509 of 1,718 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 9, 2013

We took our daughters 4,8,10 for short visit last Sunday as one was doing school project about Dr Baranodo and his work. Kids can dress up , lots of information in compact place highlight was meeting the formidable Miss Perkins a 1882 school teacher. We sat in awe as teacher put us through our paces "strictly come teaching" would make great reality TV, enjoyable family visit allow 1 - 2 hours depending on ages of kids. There is small cafe, loo's , great visit.

5  Thank Stevee17
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

My great grandparents worked for Barnado in Stepney Causeway at the turn of the 19>20th century. As well as the school rooms, the museum also houses some of the history of Tower Hamlets.
A fascinating insight in to life in the East End of the past.

4  Thank MAtravellerSussex
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Reviewed October 28, 2009

Every school holiday I take my 7 year old grandaughter to a museum and what I find interesting is that her top 3 are the Ragged School, the Horniman & the Museum of Childhood. The main reason that she so loves the Ragged School is that the people that work there are so exceptionaly friendly & helpful. She made a clay bust of Queen Victoria, made a crown mainly did lots of crafts. There's a wonderful old classroom. I couldn't recommend highly enough

7  Thank curryking
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Reviewed December 8, 2008

Yesterday I went to the Ragged School Museum. The highlight of the visit was being transported back to 1888 to have a lesson in Miss Perkin's classroom. Miss Perkins (in full Victorian costume) took the register, inspected our hands for cleanliness and said a prayer. We then had to practise our copying skills with our slates and pencils, copying the letters from the blackboard... and then arithmetic. We had to repeat sentences for our pronunciation and learn spelling. There was no slouching, fidgeting or talking allowed. It was a lot of fun, and really interesting. It was surprising how similar it was to my school days and also how different.

I ended up buying a pile of stuff in the shop - my own slate and pencil, a nib pen, copy book... all sorts.

The café is a simple affair where they boil up the kettle to make you a mug of tea and, with a fairly cake, charge you a grand total of £1.50. Fruit was 20p a piece. Good value!

It was a good day!

Sunday Open House - from 2pm to 5pm on the first Sunday afternoon of every month

10  Thank jdbri
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Reviewed November 19, 2016
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