Museum of London Docklands, London

4.6
#28 of 257 in Museums in London
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. Plan my trip to London with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • Nice museum with friendly staff (overall). I learnt loads about the Docklands and dockers that I didn’t know before. Had tea and cake in the cafe too which was also nice. Overall a nice visit and the ...  more »
  • This was a must see for us. We spent the best part of a day here.. I still need to go back. There is so much here about the River and the docks. We learned so much. Easily accessible with public trans...  more »
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  • Pretty good play area for young kids (1-3 years old, I guess) which is free but needs booking ahead of time. They have a soft play area with a bit of climbing and a slide, a big Lego-style block building zone, some water stuff and a train area. Most of it is Docklands-themed. Would be nice if there were a few more things to do and some activities that changed or rotated every once in a while. They have a cafe next to the kids' area which is nice but has one very slow server.
  • Fantastic museum! Brilliant for kids and adults alike. Excellent displays, well thought out, and friendly staff. Can easily spend the day here. Mudlarks for the children is a great play area (booking a free time slot online advisable). Definitely don't have your lunch at Rum & Sugar next door, there are loads of great options across the river in Canary Wharf, or at Crossrail Plaza.
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