Museum of London Docklands

 
 
ADDRESS
No 1 Warehouse, Tower Hamlets, West India Quay, London E14 4AL 
 
TELEPHONE
 
OPENING TIMES
Mon to Sun 10am-6pm | Closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan
 
PRICES
Unlimited entry for one year: £5 (Adults), £3 (Concs), Free (Under 16s, NUS holders & disabled carers)
 

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Museum of London DocklandsIn keeping with its waterside location, the Museum of London Docklands focuses on the history of the East End with particular emphasis on the River Thames and the lives that have ebbed and flowed with it. The building in which the museum is housed is pertinent, too. As a warehouse and part of a significant port, the building was once used to store valuable shipments of sugar arriving from transatlantic crossings. Permanent educational displays include the Thames Highway - the trade which the river has enabled since the city began as a Roman settlement in AD43 makes for a fascinating tale. The display includes a spectacular large scale model of Old London Bridge, the first stone structure over the Thames with the bridge as it was in 1450 on one side, the bridge in all its Tudor glory on the other. Walk around the permanent 'London, Sugar & Slavery' exhibition and you'll see how sugar was a key factor in the city's development.

 

Museum of London Docklands events

 
The Selfish Giant (Ages 3-11)The Selfish Giant (Ages 3-11)An interactive story-telling performance.26th October 2014Sunday 26th October 2014 Where:
Museum of London Docklands,   No 1 Warehouse  West India Quay    E14 4AL
Category: event
Free Event 
The Selfish Giant (Ages 3-11)
event > Kids Events > Storytelling | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 26th October 2014 at 11.30am-12noon, 1pm-1.30pm and 2.30pm-3pm
An interactive story-telling performance.
Beastly Rhymes (Over 1s)Beastly Rhymes (Over 1s)Meet some of the creatures hiding in the museum.27th October 2014Monday 27th October 2014 Where:
Museum of London Docklands,   No 1 Warehouse  West India Quay    E14 4AL
Category: event
Free Event 
Beastly Rhymes (Over 1s)
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Monday 27th October 2014 at 11am-11.45am, 12noon-12.45pm and 2pm-2.45pm
Meet some of the creatures hiding in the museum.
Wonderful Whales (Ages 5-11)Wonderful Whales (Ages 5-11)Create a spinning mobile.27th October 2014Saturday 1st November 2014 Where:
Museum of London Docklands,   No 1 Warehouse  West India Quay    E14 4AL
Category: event
Free Event 
Wonderful Whales (Ages 5-11)
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Monday 27th October and Saturday 1st November 2014 at 11am-12.30pm and 2pm-3.30pm
Create a spinning mobile.
Puppet Beasts, Act 1 (Ages 5-11)Puppet Beasts, Act 1 (Ages 5-11)Make your own puppet and join in a finale puppet show.28th October 2014Tuesday 28th October 2014 Where:
Museum of London Docklands,   No 1 Warehouse  West India Quay    E14 4AL
Category: event
Free Event 
Puppet Beasts, Act 1 (Ages 5-11)
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Tuesday 28th October 2014 at 11am-12.30pm and 2pm-3.30pm
Make your own puppet and join in a finale puppet show.
The Mystery River Beast (Ages 3-11)The Mystery River Beast (Ages 3-11)Hear the story of the beast in the river.28th October 2014Wednesday 29th October 2014 Where:
Museum of London Docklands,   No 1 Warehouse  West India Quay    E14 4AL
Category: event
Free Event 
The Mystery River Beast (Ages 3-11)
event > Kids Events > Storytelling | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th October 2014 at 11.30am-12noon, 1pm-1.30pm and 2.30pm-3pm
Hear the story of the beast in the river.
Puppet Beasts, Act 2Puppet Beasts, Act 2Make your own prehistoric puppet and join in a finale puppet show.29th October 2014Wednesday 29th October 2014 Where:
Museum of London Docklands,   No 1 Warehouse  West India Quay    E14 4AL
Category: event
Free Event 
Puppet Beasts, Act 2
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Wednesday 29th October 2014 at 11.30am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
Make your own prehistoric puppet and join in a finale puppet show.
The Big Beasts Of The Skyline (Ages 5-11)The Big Beasts Of The Skyline (Ages 5-11)Create a city skyline of your own.29th October 2014Thursday 30th October 2014 Where:
Museum of London Docklands,   No 1 Warehouse  West India Quay    E14 4AL
Category: event
Free Event 
The Big Beasts Of The Skyline (Ages 5-11)
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th October 2014 at 11am-12.30pm and 2pm-3.30pm
Create a city skyline of your own.
Phantom Beasts Of London (Ages 3-11)Phantom Beasts Of London (Ages 3-11)Listen to tales of strange beasts haunting London.30th October 2014Thursday 30th October 2014 Where:
Museum of London Docklands,   No 1 Warehouse  West India Quay    E14 4AL
Category: event
Free Event 
Phantom Beasts Of London (Ages 3-11)
event > Kids Events > Storytelling | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 30th October 2014 at 11.30am-12noon, 1pm-1.30pm and 2.30pm-3pm
Listen to tales of strange beasts haunting London.
Puppet Beasts, Finale Performance (Ages 5-11)Puppet Beasts, Finale Performance (Ages 5-11)Bring your puppet creations to life in our grand finale.31st October 2014Friday 31st October 2014 Where:
Museum of London Docklands,   No 1 Warehouse  West India Quay    E14 4AL
Category: event
Free Event 
Puppet Beasts, Finale Performance (Ages 5-11)
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 31st October 2014 at 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
Bring your puppet creations to life in our grand finale.
Puppet Beasts, The Encore (Ages 5-11)Puppet Beasts, The Encore (Ages 5-11)Make a themed puppet for our finale.31st October 2014Friday 31st October 2014 Where:
Museum of London Docklands,   No 1 Warehouse  West India Quay    E14 4AL
Category: event
Free Event 
Puppet Beasts, The Encore (Ages 5-11)
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 31st October 2014 at 11am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3pm
Make a themed puppet for our finale.
 

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Opening and closing times for Museum of London Docklands

Today (Tuesday) Museum of London Docklands closes at 18.00

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LondonTown.com - Museum of London Docklands Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Canary Wharf Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Mile End Tube Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Wapping Overground Station
 
28 minutes walk
 
Shadwell Overground Station
 
30 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
City Harbour NCP
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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22 Hertsmere Road, Canary Wharf, E14 | 2 minutes from Museum of London Docklands
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Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, Southwark, London SE16 | 26 minutes from Museum of London Docklands
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Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 37 minutes from Museum of London Docklands
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One Canada Square
London > Attractions > Sights
1 Canada Square, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 5 minutes from Museum of London Docklands
Once the tallest building in the United Kingdom (a title it held from 1991 until 2012 when The Shard rose above it), One Canada Square is ... More
 
 
 
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Surrey Docks Farm
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Rotherhithe Street, Southwark, London SE16 | 13 minutes from Museum of London Docklands
All the animals on this 2.2 acre city farm on the south bank of the river Thames in Rotherhithe are organically reared. Donkeys, goats and sheep ... More
 
 
 
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London > Attractions >
The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 22 minutes from Museum of London Docklands
What was once one of the seven large Victorian burial sites in London is now a wonderfully if slightly spooky green space. Opened in 1841 Tower Hamlets ... More
 
 
 
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Boisdale's Of Canary Wharf, Cabot Hall, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 4 minutes from Museum of London Docklands
The musician, accompanied by his band, perform a selection of jazz and rhythm and blues pieces....More
 
 
 
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The Sunday Jazz Lunch: With The Boisdale Blue Rhythm Band
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 5th and Sunday 12th October 2014 - 1pm
Boisdale's Of Canary Wharf, Cabot Hall, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 4 minutes from Museum of London Docklands
An 18-hour slow roast rib of aged Aberdeenshire beef is the stunning centrepiece of the Sunday Jazz Lunch. Complementing the magnificent menu, wine list and whiskies ...More
 
 
 
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JP Newton
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Boisdale's Of Canary Wharf, Cabot Hall, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 4 minutes from Museum of London Docklands
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London > Entertainment > Live Music
490 Commercial Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 18 minutes from Museum of London Docklands
This splendid 1930s art deco Grade II listed East End dance hall has a capacity of over 2,600 and prides itself as "London's most versatile venue". ... More
 
 
 
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The Space
London > Entertainment > Live Music
269 Westferry Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 21 minutes from Museum of London Docklands
It's not all music hall these days down in the East End. This multi-arts centre on the Isle of Dogs gives the locals a chance to ... More
 
 
 
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The O2 Arena
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Peninsula Square, SE10 | 24 minutes from Museum of London Docklands
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Billingsgate Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Trafalgar Way, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 8 minutes from Museum of London Docklands
Originally a general market for corn, coal, iron, wine, salt, pottery, fish and other goods, Billingsgate is now the only London-based market dedicated to fish. From ... More
 
 
 
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Jubilee Place Mall
London > Shopping >
Bank Street, E14 | 8 minutes from Museum of London Docklands
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London > Shopping > Clothing
Unit 1a Watermans Building, Assembly Passage, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 28 minutes from Museum of London Docklands
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London > Restaurants > Brasseries
Hertsmere Road, West India Quay, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 1 minute from Museum of London Docklands
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Dockmasters House
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
1 Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 1 minute from Museum of London Docklands
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Amerigo Vespucci
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25 Cabot Square, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2 minutes from Museum of London Docklands
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London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 2.6 miles from Museum of London Docklands
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2.7 miles from Museum of London Docklands
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 35 minutes from Museum of London Docklands
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Unit 4, Wood Wharf, Preston Road, Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 10 minutes from Museum of London Docklands
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Revolution Karting
London > Leisure > Activities
Arches 422-424 Mile End Park, Burdett Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 16 minutes from Museum of London Docklands
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Brooklyn Bowl
London > Leisure >
O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 24 minutes from Museum of London Docklands
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The Narrow
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
44 Narrow Street, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 12 minutes from Museum of London Docklands
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The Gun
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
27 Coldharbour, Docklands, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 15 minutes from Museum of London Docklands
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Wibbley Wobbley
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Greenland Dock, off Rope Street, Southwark, London SE16 | 20 minutes from Museum of London Docklands
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Davy's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
31 Fisherman's Walk, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 3 minutes from Museum of London Docklands
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The Old Brewery
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The Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 35 minutes from Museum of London Docklands
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Museum of London Docklands
London > Business > Venue Hire
No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | Same location as Museum of London Docklands
In keeping with its waterside location, the Museum of London Docklands focuses on the history of the East End with particular emphasis on the River Thames ... More
 
 
 
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Peninsula Square, SE10 | 24 minutes from Museum of London Docklands
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Wapping Hydrolic Power Station, Wapping Wall, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 25 minutes from Museum of London Docklands
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Celtic Session Lead By Alastair Caplin
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Jamboree 17 minutes walk from Museum Of London Docklands

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Celtic Session With Alastaire Caplain
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Jamboree 17 minutes walk from Museum Of London Docklands

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Belfry
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The Space 21 minutes walk from Museum Of London Docklands

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T-Pain
Concerts | On 23rd September 2014 

IndigO2 24 minutes walk from Museum Of London Docklands

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Sona Jobarteh
Concerts | On 23rd September 2014 

Canada Water Culture Space 1.39 miles from Museum Of London Docklands

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Girls' Book Club (Under 11s)
Exhibitions | Until 28th October 2014 

Idea Store Whitechapel 1.67 miles from Museum Of London Docklands

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The Factory Jam
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 28th October 2014 

The Rhythm Factory 1.99 miles from Museum Of London Docklands

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David Panos
Exhibitions | Until 11th October 2014 

Hollybush Gardens 2 miles from Museum Of London Docklands

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Royal Observatory Greenwich 2.03 miles from Museum Of London Docklands

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Home Sweet Home
Theatre | Until 27th September 2014 

The Albany 2.06 miles from Museum Of London Docklands

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