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Museum of London Docklands

The Museum of London Docklands is housed in a listed warehouse on West India Quay. The collection tells the story of London's river, port and people from the arrival of the Romans to the construction of Canary Wharf.

The galleries include 'Mudlarks', an interactive area for children,  'Sailortown' - an atmospheric re-creation of the streets around Wapping riverfront as they would have appeared in the early nineteenth century and the latest addition 'London, Sugar and Slavery' which tells the story of London's involvement in the transatlantic slave trade.

The Museum in Docklands (photo by kind permission of the Museum)
 The Museum of London Docklands
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The Museum is open every day (except 24th to 26th December inclusive and 1st January) from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. Last admission is at 5.30 pm. 

Entrance to the Museum is free for under-16's, NUS card-holders, unwaged, and disabled carers. Annual adult tickets,which allow unlimited re-admission for one year, cost £5.00 (£3.00 for concessions). Special rates apply for pre-booked school and college parties and for pre-booked parties of 10 or more adults - call 0870 444 3855 for more details.

Visitors at the Museum in Docklands (photo by kind permission of the Museum)
Young visitors enjoy the Museum
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The nearest public transport options are West India Quay DLR and Canary Wharf on the Jubilee Line.

The Museum hosts meetings of the Docklands History Group which meets monthly. New members and visitors are very welcome.

Museum of London Docklands
No. 1 Warehouse
West India Quay
Hertsmere Road
E14 4AL
Telephone: 020 7001 9844
Email: [email protected]