Exhibition
For: Families, under 5s
Duration: 40 mins
Entry type: Free advanced booking
A family enjoying the Docklands Playtime area

A hands-on history of the docks

A family enjoying the Docklands Playtime area

Mudlarks is an interactive space for our younger visitors and their carers, introducing the stories told within the museum in a fun and stimulating environment.

The sessions are designed to support children's learning and development from babies up to 8 years old and is free to visit (although booking is required).

Try cargo loading in Tip the clipper; explore the Victorian docks in Docklands Playtime; or become a builder in our building role-play area using giant bricks and wheelbarrows. This gallery is free but families must have a ticket, which can be obtained either through booking online or by collecting a ticket from the front desk on arrival.

Special morning sessions will be available on an ad hoc basis, follow us on Twitter or check back here for dates and times.

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Please note that the soft play area is only available for children under the height of 1 metre. Advance bookings open at 7pm each evening for the following day.

Free advanced booking