The Museum of London Docklands What's On

West_India_Company_12_forweb123px.jpgThe Caribbean’s Great War

A new display in our London, Sugar & Slavery gallery showcases posters, photographs, stamps and honours recognising the role of the diverse young men from throughout the Caribbean that volunteered to join the British West Indies Regiment in the First World War.

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  • Regular Under 5s sessions
    Learn, play and explore together in our weekly sessions and holiday events especially for our younger audience and their carers.
  • Tour the Thames
    Book now for boat tours along the Thames with history experts including an exploration of crime, death and myths of the river and a Shakespeare-themed tour.
  • Chinese New Year fun
    Watch and learn traditional Chinese dancing, hear folktales and create your own artworks at our family day. 

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Women swimming the Thames

Author Caitlin Davies writes on the incredible late 18th and early 19th century women, who defied convention and swam the Thames.
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Collections in focus:London and the Olympics

London 2012 was the latest chapter in our long history of involvement with the Olympic movement, as the city hosted the modern Olympic Games twice before - in 1908 and 1948.
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  • Roman coins
    Our collection of over 5000 roman coins charts the Roman age; from the height of the Republic through to the dawn of the Byzantine age in the east.
  • Dress for dance
    The variety found in the museum's collection of dance costumes maps London's complex cultural landscape.

Collections and research

Ghost tours

Ghost tours event leader posing with a lamp

Explore haunting tales of the museum, its collections and the docks after dark in our popular evening ghost tours in the new year!
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Pirates museum sleepover

Victorian Father Christmas

Hunt the galleries by torchlight, enjoy hands-on activities exploring real life pirates from London’s past and sleep in 200 year old building.
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Discover the history of London and its people


Opening hours:
Mon-Sun: 10am – 6pm
Galleries begin to close at 5.40pm
Closed: 24 to 26 Dec

How to find us

Museum of London Docklands
No.1 Warehouse
West India Quay, London E14 4AL
Tel: 020 7001 9844

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