The Museum of London documents the history of London from prehistoric to modern times. The museum is located on London Wall, close to the Barbican Centre.
The Museum of London Docklands is a museum on the Isle of Dogs, east London that tells the history of London's River Thames and the growth of Docklands.
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What did Londoners eat at Christmas time in medieval and Tudor times?
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Winner of our City Now City Future competition promises to create new communities in London.
Explore the stories of the world's greatest city and uncover the hidden treasures of our collections.
We have a range of items that are popular that you may be interested in
From City Now City Future to Tunnel and from Fire! Fire! to Christina Broom, we have items you can buy associated with our past and present exhibitions
We have a range of books on offer telling the stories of London, from our publications to those published by other significant historical figures
1945 – present
An interactive space for children 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.
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 gallery is on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible.
You can book your ticket to Mudlarks in advance
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We offer spaces for birthdays and sleepovers
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