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Museum of London Docklands, London

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
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. Make Museum of London Docklands a centerpiece of your London vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our London holiday planner.
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  • This FREE museum adjacent to Canary Wharf is well worth a visit as it covers the time when men and ships were a great part of the London scene. The story of the life of the dockyard is covered over tw...  read more »
  • The museum is a little gem located in the heart of what once was the busiest dock in the world. It is very well organized, interesting and informative. As a former employee of one of the biggest Medit...  read more »
  • It's a rainy day or rainy? Why don't you go to the Museum to Canary Wharf. to the degree you learn some history of trade, for the little ones there is a children's playground. all free.
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  • Museum in the heart of the docklands. Well worth a visit with interesting exhibitions on the history of the docklands, slavery and WWII. the museum also includes reproductions of typical streets in the area. There is a a cafe selling sandwiches etc (not cheap but ok). And there are plenty of options to eat in the area. Check out the current exhibitions before visiting: we were fortunate to see Soldiers and Suffragettes which was great.
  • Interesting surroundings as you are in the heart of the new financial district. Situated along a waterway with nice broad paths with no cars for kids who love to run about. Museum's focus is on the slave trade so perhaps more interesting for adults or older children. Staff were friendly and prices reasonable.
  • Great play area for small kids, it's our go-to wet weather outing. Usefully there's an adjoining bar/restaurants so you can have a kids party yet have an adult's hangout.
  • if you are visiting the canary wharf area, bored and looking for something to do, then do visit this museum. You will be surprised at how much you will learn coming out of this museum.
  • Great place for the family. With a soft play for young children and a fun museum. Good cake and tea area to
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