Birthday parties at the Museum of London Docklands

Host your children’s party at the Museum of London Docklands for a birthday with a difference!

We offer a choice of five packages to suit your requirements, which include:

  • A Party Tea
  • Exclusive use of a museum room
  • Bright and colourful birthday decorations
  • Exclusive session in our Mudlarks gallery

Our parties last 3 hours. We offer a morning party starting at 10.30am or an afternoon party starting at 2.15pm (subject to availability).

Booking your party

For further enquiries call 020 7001 9844
To make a booking please complete a booking form

Please familiarise yourself with the Terms and Conditions of Birthday Party Booking before completing your order.

Packages

Mudlarkers Party

Includes exclusive use of the Mudlarks children's gallery for one 40 minute session and use of a private room where the children can indulge in a delicious party tea which will be laid out in time for their arrival from the gallery.

Mudlarkers Party menu includes:

  • Sandwiches and rolls
  • Crisps
  • Mini sausages
  • Party hedgehog with cubed and skewered cheese, pineapple and ham
  • Cream cheese with raw carrots and cucumber
  • Cupcakes
  • Fruit juice
  • Tapwater with ice and lemon

Price per child £23 (minimum of 16, maximum 20)

Sea Dogs Party

Our Sea Dogs Party has the addition of a fun-filled hour of creative play and activities as well as a Mudlarks session and choice of birthday tea.

Activities include:

  • Under the Sea:
    Interactive story with songs, puppets and props
    Recommended for children aged 1-3 years
    As Millie the Mermaid and her friends search for a lost necklace they find themselves in an underwater adventure, encountering singing seahorses, jumping jellyfish and even an octopus! Help Millie find her necklace and other hidden treasure as you sing and move to the music in this interactive storytelling session.
  • Pirate McNanny and the Blue Whale:
    Interactive story with songs, puppets and props
    Recommended for children aged 3-7 years

    Billy’s Nanny was a pirate, who loved sailing in her big ship to look for treasure. She’s heard about the Big Blue Whale who comes out of the ocean and scares the other pirates. One day Billy goes with Nanny to find the big blue whale. What happens on their sea adventure? Find out in this interactive drama session

Price per child:

  • £35 for Activity Party with Mudlarkers Party tea for 16 children
  • £38 for Activity Party with Mudlarkers Party tea for 17-20 children

Mudlarks only option

Our Mudlarks children's gallery can also be hired for an exclusive 40 minute session without room hire and tea.
Price per child £7 (minimum of 16, maximum 25)

Timings

Morning session
10.30am – 1.30pm: room hire
11-11.40am: exclusive Mudlarks session
Party tea available in the birthday room after your Mudlarks session

Afternoon session
2.15-5.15pm: room hire
2.45-3.25pm: exclusive Mudlarks session
Party tea available in the birthday room after your Mudlarks session

Extras

Activity Leader
Book our activity leader to stay with your party whilst they enjoy their party food.
Only available when booked alongside with an activity party.
£50 for 40 minutes

Additional catering for adults
We have a selection of food and drink menus for adults guests. Please ask for details when booking.

Birthday Cake
Feel free to bring your own cake. Unfortunately we are unable to allow lit candles in the museum.

Terms and Conditions of Birthday Party Bookings


  1. Party organiser and/or participants cannot bring any food or drink other than a birthday cake to the party venues.
  2. For health and safety reasons the Museum does not allow knives in the party venue. Museum catering staff will facilitate the cutting of the cake and a handling fee of £5 will be applied for this service.
  3. The Museum cannot allow lit candles within the building, including a birthday candle.
  4. The one metre height restriction currently in place for the soft play area of Mudlarks will still apply during your birthday party.
  5. The person who makes the booking is responsible for equipment and room condition during the period of the party. If damage or loss of equipment or damage to the room occurs during the course of the party, the person who has made the booking will be liable for the cost of repair or replacement.
  6. Party entertainers should only be sought from the Museum approved suppliers list. It is not permitted to book or invite acts, entertainers or any other individual or organisation/company/agency to provide services during your party.
  7. Museum conditions of entry apply to all guests during the period of the party.
  8. Full payment for your party will be required no less than 10 days prior to the start of your party. Failure to pay the full balance may result in the cancellation of your party
  9. No alterations to the party can be made 10 days or less prior to the start of the party.
  10. Museum management reserve the right to terminate a booking/party without prior warning if deemed necessary.