Who was Hardy Amies and how did he change London's fashion history?
4 min watch
The bizarre and bewildering fashion for boudoir caps is explored by our fashion curator.
2 min watch
Meet a game-changing corset designer, Roxey Anne Caplin, as we bust myths about this historic undergarment.
How we're changing our work to collect life in the modern city of London.
View the most popular items in our shop
Exclusive and unique gifts inspired by Beasts of London
Explore our broad range of books
1945 – present
A free interactive space for children aged up to 8 years old and their parents and carers
Mudlarks introduces the stories told within the museum in a hands-on, stimulating environment and supports children's learning and development.
Please note the soft play area is for children who are under 1 metre tall.
Learn about damming and floating and sinking in our water play area.
Try on a deep sea diver’s helmet and take a look at a real-life diver’s boot from the early 20th century.
Help the dockers lift and transport their cargo in this small-world interactive including cranes, trains and boats.
Experiment with loading cargo and see if you can balance our ship in this role-play interactive.
Try driving a DLR train or climb into a boat in specially designed area for babies and very young toddlers.
Children must be accompanied by an adult in the gallery. The soft play area is open to children under 1 metre.
The gallery is on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible.
You can book your ticket to Mudlarks in advance online.
Plan your visit
Visit our family-friendly galleries and explore what fun events we have in store!
Visit our galleries
We offer spaces for birthdays and sleepovers.
Plan your party
Please enter a valid first name
Please enter a valid last name
Please enter a valid email address