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Victorian Santa's Grotto

Meet Santa in his secret grotto in festive 19th century Sailortown.

Sat 6 – Tue 23 December

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  • Sherlock Holmes at the Museum of London
    Find out more about an exciting new exhibition at our other museum site, delving into the mind of the world’s most famous fictional detective.
  • Ghost tours
    Discover haunting tales of the London docklands in this exclusive evening tour, every Tuesday from 13 Jan.

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The Great Dock Strike - 125 years on

In the year of the 125th anniversary of the Great Dock Strike, curator Georgina Young reflects on this particular passage of docklands' history.

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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

Christmas for families

Mother and children at the Museum of London Docklands

Find out what family friendly activities we have on offer during the holidays.
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Walking tours

Walking tours at the Museum of London Docklands

From ancient ruins to modern day facades, London is a city of many stories, brought to life in one of our walking tours starting at the Museum of London Docklands.
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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

Refurbishment works

From the 29 December 2014 until 31 March 2015, the 3rd floor of the Museum of London Docklands will be undergoing refurbishment to make way for a new introductory exhibition. During this time the 1st and 2nd floor will be open as usual and our events programme will continue.

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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