Museum of London Docklands

 
 
ADDRESS
No 1 Warehouse, Tower Hamlets, West India Quay, London E14 4AL
 
 
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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.

 

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Christina BroomChristina BroomA selection of Christina Broom's photography, highlighting Broom's images of the military in London and kick-starting a programme of events marking the centenary of the First World War.2015-06-19T10:00:00+01002015-11-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Christina Broom: Close Up: TalkChristina Broom: Close Up: TalkWith Anna Sparham and Guy Atkins.2015-06-25T19:00:00+01002015-06-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Digital Creations: WorkshopDigital Creations: WorkshopLearn how to create your own photographic masterpiece.2015-06-27T11:00:00+01002015-06-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Opening and closing times for Museum of London Docklands

Today (Wednesday) 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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