Museum of London Docklands

Museum of London Docklands
West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, London, E14 4AL
  • Telephone 0870 444 3857
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  • Website www.museumindocklands.org.uk
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Abdul Miah: story of a sailor

Meet Abdul Miah, a Lascar sailor who came to England in the 19th century.

Sat 16 Sep

Sun 22 Oct

Artists in the gallery

Take a closer look at some of the hidden treasures in our museum and discover what these items tell us about the past.

Sat 9 Sep

Away at the fair

Take part in this interactive storytelling session that transports you back in time to London’s famous frost fairs.

Sat 23 Dec

Building bridges

Add to our collaborative river scene and design bridges that span the River Thames.

Sat 23 Sep

Free / 0870 444 3857

Chinese calligraphy

Try your hand at traditional Chinese calligraphy.

Sat 14 Oct

Free / 0870 444 3857

A Christmas Carol

Meet Scrooge, Bob and some mysterious ghosts in this family-friendly celebration of the Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

Sat 16 Dec

Free / 0870 444 3857

Sun 17 Dec

Free / 0870 444 3857

Dear Zoo

Take a journey across the world and meet the animals that used to arrive at the docks.

Tue 24 Oct

Evacuee experiences

Hear the real stories of children who left London during the war in this drama workshop.

Mon 23 Oct

Tue 24 Oct

Festive under 5s storytime

Join us in the galleries for some extra special interactive under 5s storytelling for the festive season.

Thu 21 Dec

Fri 29 Dec

Follow the dotted lines

Discover and plot the different spice routes leading to Britain.

Fri 27 Oct

Free / 0870 444 3857

Freezing frost fairs

Join us to create a collaborative frost fair scene that recaptures the magic of these special celebrations on the Thames.

Fri 22 Dec

Free / 0870 444 3857

Sat 23 Dec

Free / 0870 444 3857

Get your party hats on!

Be inspired by the hats in the museum and create a party hat that represents you.

Fri 22 Dec

Free / 0870 444 3857

Handmade holidays

Create your own handmade decorations for the holiday season.

Wed 20 Dec

Free / 0870 444 3857

Thu 21 Dec

Free / 0870 444 3857

Hidden hairstyles

Explore the different ways we learn about the past and recreate an ancient hairstyle in this art workshop.

Tue 22 Aug

Free / 0870 444 3857

Journey forth

Imagine a world where buildings can break free and create a comic strip of the adventures they would have in this fanciful art workshop.

Wed 25 Oct

Free / 0870 444 3857

Little detectives

Become a museum detective and explore our galleries with your very own magnifying glass.

Tue 29 Aug

Little mudlarks toddlers group

Interactive session for children under 5 (walking - 5 years) and their carers.

Mon 4 Sep

Free but booking required / 0870 444 3857

Mon 11 Sep

Free but booking required / 0870 444 3857

Mon 18 Sep

Free but booking required / 0870 444 3857

…and 12 more dates until 18 Dec

London is the place for me

Take part in this creative poetry workshop which explores the experiences of immigrants coming to London.

London, Sugar & Slavery: 10 Years

We reflect on ten years of the London, Sugar & Slavery gallery through visitor comments.

Sun 20 Aug

Free / 0870 444 3857

  • 10:00

Mon 21 Aug

Free / 0870 444 3857

Tue 22 Aug

Free / 0870 444 3857

…and 68 more dates until 29 Oct

Maritime music festival

Ahoy there! Calling captains young and old to join in the fun at this festival weekend for the whole family.

Sat 18 Nov

Free / 0870 444 3857

Sun 19 Nov

Free / 0870 444 3857

Mini mudlarks babies group

An interactive session for babies and carers.

Mon 4 Sep

Free but booking required / 0870 444 3857

Mon 11 Sep

Free but booking required / 0870 444 3857

Mon 18 Sep

Free but booking required / 0870 444 3857

…and 12 more dates until 18 Dec

Morning explorers at the Museum of London Docklands

An event specially for families with children who have autistic spectrum conditions.

Sat 2 Sep

Free but booking required / 0870 444 3857

Music and movement

Active music and movement session for toddlers and carers.

Tue 19 Sep

Free / 0870 444 3857

Tue 17 Oct

Free / 0870 444 3857

Tue 21 Nov

Free / 0870 444 3857

Tue 19 Dec

Free / 0870 444 3857

A new life

Learn about evacuees and imagine what their lives were like as you design your own suitcase.

Mon 23 Oct

Free / 0870 444 3857

Tue 24 Oct

Free / 0870 444 3857

Ocean adventure

Imagine the long journeys sailors had when whaling and create a sea scene that captures the drama of a whale chase.

Sat 28 Oct

Free / 0870 444 3857

Sun 29 Oct

Free / 0870 444 3857

The ravest show on earth!

Party animals big and small will be able to enjoy our circus themed family-friendly rave.

Sun 15 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0870 444 3857

Room for pudding?

Learn which spices go into a traditional Christmas pudding and where these spices have come from.

Sat 16 Dec

Free / 0870 444 3857

Sun 17 Dec

Free / 0870 444 3857

A Second World War Christmas

Be captivated by the story of a brave robin journeying across Europe to be with his family.

Thu 21 Dec

Fri 22 Dec

Silk stories

Create your own unique patterns inspired by London’s Huguenot silk designers.

Sat 16 Sep

Free / 0870 444 3857

Sat 21 Oct

Free / 0870 444 3857

Spices for sale

Meet a Victorian spice seller who has left his home in North Africa to live in London.

Fri 27 Oct

Stories from across the sea

Hear how people were sent from London’s East End to Australia and learn how different these two worlds were.

Wed 25 Oct

Stuck in time

Create your own jewellery inspired by the amazing piece of amber uncovered during the Crossrail digs.

Sun 20 Aug

Free / 0870 444 3857

Mon 28 Aug

Free / 0870 444 3857

Subtitled tour of Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail

A 60 minute subtitled tour of Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail for visitors with hearing loss.

Wed 30 Aug

Free but booking required / 0870 444 3857

Sweet success

Become an engineer by designing your own arches and test their strength by balancing sweets on your creation.

Time tunnellers

Prepare to go on a journey of discovery and become an archaeologist uncovering clues to London's hidden past.

Wed 23 Aug

Free but booking required / 0870 444 3857

Thu 24 Aug

Free but booking required / 0870 444 3857

Fri 25 Aug

Free but booking required / 0870 444 3857

…and 3 more dates until 31 Aug

Time tunnellers for under 5s

Prepare to go on a journey of discovery and become an archaeologist uncovering clues to London's hidden past.

Wed 23 Aug

Free but booking required / 0870 444 3857

Thu 24 Aug

Free but booking required / 0870 444 3857

Fri 25 Aug

Free but booking required / 0870 444 3857

…and 3 more dates until 31 Aug

Treasures from the Thames

Discover the secrets of the river Thames at this special festival weekend filled with activities for the whole family.

Sat 23 Sep

Free / 0870 444 3857

Sun 24 Sep

Free / 0870 444 3857

Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail

The most complete range of archaeological objects unearthed by Crossrail, on display in 2017.

Sun 20 Aug

Free / 0870 444 3857

Mon 21 Aug

Free / 0870 444 3857

Tue 22 Aug

Free / 0870 444 3857

…and 12 more dates until 3 Sep

Unknown treasures

Create your own artwork inspired by debris from the past and discover what archaeologists learn from these objects.

Sun 27 Aug

Free / 0870 444 3857

Warehouse of the world

Learn how goods came to London by making a paper ship filled with cargo coming to the docks.

Sat 9 Dec

Free / 0870 444 3857

Washed away

Join us to hear about the Walbrook river, an important place in London's past. What did archaeologists find and where did the river go?

Tue 29 Aug

The Whale's Song

Some bones have been discovered in the Thames! Who do they belong to and what do their bones tell us?

Mon 21 Aug

What are you like?

Create a portrait of yourself by drawing different things which represent you. What will your portrait say about you?

Sat 16 Dec

Free / 0870 444 3857

Sun 17 Dec

Free / 0870 444 3857

What did you say?

Create your own signalling flags in this art workshop and see what you can say.

Sat 25 Nov

Free / 0870 444 3857

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