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Museum of London Docklands

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From Roman settlement to Docklands’ regeneration, unlock the history of London’s river, port and people in this historic warehouse. Discover a wealth of objects from whale bones to WWII gas masks in state-of-the-art galleries, including Mudlarks, an...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1 The Warehouse Hertsmere Road, London E14 4AL, England
Docklands / Canary Wharf / Isle of Dogs
+44 20 7001 9844
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All reviews slave trade canary wharf roman times sailor town cross rail soft play west india dock dlr station several floors free entry all ages london's history interactive displays second world war special exhibition interesting history couple of hours
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A warm welcome from the guide and some interesting history of the area. We only had a couple of hour but really needed a whole day to do justice to this museum. So much information and differing strand of history that you need to break...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CommodoreChris
Reviewed 1 week ago

My visit to this museum was a great experience. Both the exhibits and the interior organization offer the museum a great value

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank calinmocuta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an outstandingly interesting museum, telling the history of the trade of goods on the river Thames, and the growth of the Docklands. Situated at the West India Quay, Canary Warf Underground is the easiest way to get to it. There is no fee...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ghm11_2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i went to the salior town tour. it was anamzing and really informative. i had an amazing tour guide called Stewart who i strongly recommend. He really interested my daughter in life in a salior town she really wants to go back and look at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kirsty S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent well over three hours here. All the exhibitions are very informative, especially the one relating to the sugar slave trade. Everything is well presented and also geared for the children to understand. It is well worth a visit and easy to get to....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sp14dge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting building and collection especially the section on slavery so worth going. When i was there a good display on the new Elizabeth line excavations

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank John W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I absolutely loved this museum. The entire exhibition is very well done. Informative as well as fun. The museum tells the story of the London docks and it's workers. It is a window to a different time where everything pops to life in front of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fab free museum which was really interesting. It gave a good history of the docklands in an easy to read and understand way that meant you didn't get bored.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

My daughter and I traveled for the Roman Dead exhibit (not on anymore which is a shame since it was so detailed and lovely and well thought out: kudos!), but we ended up going through a few other exhibits before we ran out of time....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kcdenman
Reviewed 3 November 2018

As I used to go into the West India docks in the 50/60s around 3 times a year as an officer in the Merchant navy I really thought this would be worth a visit. Whilst I found it interesting it focused completely on the docks...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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22 March 2018|
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Response from b00sun | Reviewed this property |
West India Quay is about a two minute walk as long as you ignore the signs and just walk along with the dock on your left. Museum is on right past a few restaurants. We found street sign sent you round the houses
19 September 2016|
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Response from Alexandra C | Reviewed this property |
Not as far as I am aware. Best place to look is online. Southwark Council has just published a range of maps of the area on their website free to view and download. The Nationall Archives online bookshop has a wide range. A... More
19 September 2016|
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Response from IvanB1743 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Molly I didn't really look around the shop. I'm afraid I couldn't answer that. Sorry.