Museum of London Docklands, London

4.6
#28 of 255 in Museums in London
Discover the history of one of the world's greatest trading cities and its people at Museum of London Docklands. Make your way through history in the museum's ten permanent exhibits, including Mudlarks, an interactive area for kids. Discover a wealth of objects from whalebones to World War II gas masks. Jump back in time at Sailor Town, the full-size reconstruction of the dark and winding streets of Victorian Wapping. Join a free daily gallery tour or an object handling session. Plan my trip to London with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • We went to see the secret rivers exhibition which was very interesting, but we also went around the full museum of docklands too, which is superb detailing the history and people from the area from be...  more »
  • Visited primarily to see the hidden rivers special exhibition (we live close to two of them) but the other areas of the museum did not disappoint. Especially the (free) guided tour and talk on various...  more »
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  • I work near here sometimes and always see groups of kids go into the museum. I now see why. The place is really good for kids. Plenty of activities. But also great for adults. It covers a lot more than “just the docks” and is worth a visit just like any other London museum.
  • The Museum of London Docklands is well worth a visit. It is spread over three floors in a magnificent converted Victorian warehouse in the former heart of London's Docklands. The exhibitions are highly engaging and informative. It was only really through visiting the museum that I really gained an understanding of the vast scale of London's former docklands and began to really appreciate its historical and economic significance. The museum is child-friendy and as an added bonus entry is free. If the cafe wasn't so extortionately expensive and offered a better range of food I would have given five stars.
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