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Ragged School Museum, London
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  • The Ragged School Museum, the subway station from the V & the Childhood Museum (Mile End station on the Central Line), is in the East End, a suburb less affluent and ethnically more diverse. Leaving the station you take a left and walk about 200 metres to a park, Mile End Park, you have to cross along to get to the Museum-the site explains. We were fortunate to be in London on the first Sunday of the month, when the museum promotes a Sunday Open House, with the staging of a class in a school for poor children of the East End in the Victorian Era, in 2 October 1886. Time machine. At that time more than 1 million people crowded in what was one of the most densely populated areas in the world, facing hunger, cold, poverty, child labour, disease and premature deaths. The Museum recalls the memory of this part of London and the philanthropic work of pastor Thomas John Barnardo, who devoted himself to building and maintaining schools to educate, feed and care for poor kids from there. In the classroom, with the portrait of Queen Victoria in front and all the apparatus of a school of the season – slates (Magog slates), box cutters (stylus) to write on the Blackboard, Blackboard, desks as those who still came to take on childhood, the dunce hat (dunce hat), finger stocks to hold the fingers of children who took boogers-an actress using a crinoline under skirt , giving the impression of a heart-shaped butt, simulates a typical time teacher Dr. Barnardo, extremely strict, to the point that one or another child under get really scared, but most take the thing in the game. The class begins with a prayer. In a subsequent call to one of the "students" get up and recite the name (the regulars at the end of the year will win a Medallion that may bear for the rest of your life and help you to get a job). Then she examines her nails of each one to see if they are dirty. Everyone has to recite the alphabet, writing on the Blackboard in beautiful calligraphy, capital in the choir of the Z and Z to a, and when some students swap a letter, the teacher is angry. Students are referred to as young man (young man) and young lady (young lady) and when the teacher asks a question, who knows the answer raises his hand. The calligraphy at the time pré-máquina writing and computer was important, and the "teacher" have the students write a sentence with letters as beautiful as those of the Blackboard. Lots of fun.
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  • The Ragged School Museum is housed in warehouses alongside the Regent’s Canal and there is no entrance fee. This was a ‘ragged’ or free school founded by Doctor Barnardo and run for the destitute chil...  more »
  • We took our 10 year old daughter here it's set in a classroom setting I sat down at a desk with my daughter there's plenty for everyone The teacher Miss Perkins is absolutely brilliant and informative...  more »
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  • This is a great place to bring young children for a little trip out. When I had young relatives staying, we took them here. Firstly it is free, which is great, and the staff are very good with children and get them involved telling them stories etc. Worth a visit.
  • Amazing place to see if you are East London
  • A great little museum showcasing East End poverty in the last few centuries. Limited opening times. Combine with a walk along the Canal from Limehouse to Hackney.
  • Best place ever! Staff and volunteering are so friendly, this is such an underrated place; every time I go, I always have the time of my life. Wish they opened more often.
  • Lovely off the beaten track attraction. Gives an insight in the history of the area and of schooling in times of extreme poverty. There is a replica classroom and offers a real life teaching experience with teachers dressed like in the old days. I didn't attend the class, but I would suppose it will be real fun for parents with children. The staff is really passionate and devoted, it was a pleasure chatting with them. The ground floor contains an interesting display of the history of east and south east London. It also features a very cute little coffee shop. I would definitely go again sometime, hopefully I will find some friends with kids to have a good excuse to attend the class :-)