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Museum of London Docklands

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From Roman settlement to Docklands’ regeneration, unlock the history of London’s river, port and people in this historic warehouse. Discover a wealth of objects from whale bones to WWII gas masks in state-of-the-art galleries, including Mudlarks, an...more
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1 The Warehouse Hertsmere Road, London E14 4AL, England
Docklands / Canary Wharf / Isle of Dogs
+44 20 7001 9844
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Interesting museum detailing the growth of the Port of London and how the goods entered and left the city 200 years ago. Lots of interactive displays for children too. Interesting exhibits on the slave trade as well as the archeological finds of Roman bodies and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely museum, intelligently put together and very informative. The language used is clear and simple.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A truly wonderful museum, especially for me as I was a child in wartime London. However, the whole museum is really an excellent presentation of the history of the London docks and their use and purpose. The coverage of the slave trade is good and...More

Thank drasco2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very well presented museum showing Docklands life but lots more too, with multimedia information on how the docks worked, the sugar and slave trade, Wartime dock life and recent developments. There is a recreated alleyway to imagine what greeted sailors when they...More

Thank HelenCopestake
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Too few people are aware of this fascinating offshoot of the Museum of London. Situated in the Canary Wharf area, in a beautiful old warehouse building, there is something for all ages. Sailor Town evokes the dark, narrow streets of old London and is fun...More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 1 week ago

So much of interest. Well laid out. Suits all ages and interests. Joined a guided tour with Andrew - really enlightening and fun. Will go back again to explore more. Next to the river and great restaurants and coffee shops - making it a great...More

Thank EAOD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in an enormous old sugar warehouse, this is a fascinating place to visit. The museum has four floors. First stop was the Roman Dead exhibition with many artifices found from a very recent archaeological exploration south of the river. The principle exhibit is an...More

Thank JanS1750
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this was a great day out, plenty to see and learn, easy to get around and some local places to eat. A nice location as well next to the river.

Thank GinaH1983
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a nice place to be with a lot to see. Come ready to spend hours here. Nothing boring about this museum, purely fascinating history!

Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely complement to the main branch of the Museum of London, focusing on the Docklands area and London's history as a port city. The WW2 exhibition was really good and the part where you could walk through a replica of a harbour street was nicely...More

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23 March 2018|
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Response from b00sun | Reviewed this property |
West India Quay is about a two minute walk as long as you ignore the signs and just walk along with the dock on your left. Museum is on right past a few restaurants. We found street sign sent you round the houses
20 September 2016|
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Response from Alexandra C | Reviewed this property |
Not as far as I am aware. Best place to look is online. Southwark Council has just published a range of maps of the area on their website free to view and download. The Nationall Archives online bookshop has a wide range. A... More
20 September 2016|
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Response from IvanB1743 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Molly I didn't really look around the shop. I'm afraid I couldn't answer that. Sorry.