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Museum in Docklands - The Way We Were - Saturday 10 June: 10.30am-5.30pm

An open day of drop-in talks, activities and events exploring our local history. Learn about the area or discover possible sources for your family history from speakers as well as guest local history organisations. Explore the museum and discover the history of London’s river port and people. 

Explore the history of the docks with special illustrated talks:

A difficult and dangerous World: investigating the hidden side of dock work, 1890 - 1920  - Dr Tom Wareham, Curator of Maritime and Community History

So your family worked in the Docks  - Bob Aspinal, former Port of London Authority archivist

Meat the team for practical information and advice:


  • Alison Guppy, conservator, explains how to preserve your family treasures
  • Clare Bunkham, Sainsbury’s archivist, gives a taster of this important retail collection and explores the potential of business archives for local history research
  • Claire Frankland, Museum in Docklands archivist offers an insight into how to access this public collection
  • Anna Wright, curator of prints and images, provides an overview of the Museum in Docklands collection and plans for its future

Enjoy film screenings of Port of London Authority documentaries about the docks and guided tours of our magnificent Georgian Grade 1 listed building.

Pursue your local history interest further with the Docklands History Group and the Island History Trust.

Tickets £2.50. Book your place now on 0870 444 3855.

Tube to Canary Wharf or DLR to West India Quay.

West India Quay
Canary Wharf
E14 4AL