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Museum of London Docklands, London

#29 of 250 in Museums in London
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
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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  • my partner and i found this museum to be very interesting, i almost didn't realise how rich of a history this area actually has! interactive parts for kids including an area aside the cafe (which i...  more »
  • I found this Museum well worth a visit, interesting displays charting the history of the docks through the years and how they eventually fell into disuse thanks to the rise of the container ship...  more »
  • 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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