Museum of London Docklands, London

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#29 of 218 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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  • The Museum of the Docklands is a well designed with a lot of information about how shipping affected British history and London in particular. One whole floor is devoted to the history of slave trade ...  more »
  • Nice Museum showcasing the history around the Thames. Paid Parking available close by. Museum also has a small cafe and a shop.  more »
  • We enjoyed this museum which covers the history of the docks from 1600s onward into the present day. The evolution and change of use from docks and imports to financial companies is striking. It inclu...  more »
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  • Free to enter. Informative venue and child friendly. Good Cafe. Friendly staff. Lighting a little on the dark side. Start your tour on the top floor working your way down three floors of exhibitions. Free talks on different subjects throughout the day. These are free but you need to book on to help manage the size of the group. You should set aside 4-5 hours to do the museum justice. We split it up one floor a trip to avoid information overload. The reconstructed streets are a delight. Wheel chair friendly. Plenty of toilet facilities
  • A museum where it is easy to spend a couple of hours. Good display ideas,fascinating histories and amazing artefacts. Particularly interesting are extensive exhibits on the slave trade and WWII in the context of Docklands.
  • Fantastic museum. A great entertaining way to learn and experience the history of the area as well as the very dubious yet prolific history of British empiricism. This area is a beautiful yet diminutive oasis of historical preservation set in stark contrast to the surrounding skyscrapers. It's a shame that more of the docklands wasn't as well preserved.
  • Great museum with permanent and temporary exhibitions detailing Docklands history. Plenty to see and do just a short walk from Canary wharf. Entry is free, donations are welcomed. Coffee shop inside. Lift availability to access the three floors.
  • Free entry - I thought this will be a small exhibition. Boy was I wrong. Really nice museum reaching over 3 storeys. Very impressive. Paid the voluntary 5 GBP without hesitation to keep this museum free.
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