Two radical photographers who captured the lives of black Londoners.
How do the ancient artefacts found in the river Thames end up on display?
A groundbreaking photographer who documented the lives of black Londoners in North Kensington.
What does Sam's silverware tell us about Pepys and his times?
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Exclusive and unique gifts inspired by Beasts of London
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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.
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