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Explore the working life of the River Thames and the docks in this hands-on history and geography session.
Develop understanding of local history and geography with this hands-on session in our interactive Mudlarks gallery .
Learn about the people who lived and worked in the Docklands area in the past through guided play, storytelling, role-play and song.
Load cargo onto the clipper ship, don a diver's helmet and find out about the exotic goods that arrived in London's docks from around the world.
You'll also discover the real-life mudlarks – Victorian Londoners who scavenged for treasure in the mud of the Thames.
Free (but cancellation charges apply)
35, 3 groups per day
This session is currently available at the following times:
To book, please call the Box Office on 020 7001 9844. If you have difficulty using the telephone, please visit the museum accessibility page for assistance.
Please be aware that you are booking a timetabled package that includes set times for your session, self-directed gallery time, and lunch tables for your group.
Help with visit costs
Are you a London school? You might be eligible for money to cover transport and visit costs! Find out more on the Culture Mile School Visits Fund website (external link, opens in a new tab).
Please note: separate sessions in the Mudlarks children's gallery are not available on these dates
Meet Mary Seacole to hear about her ‘amazing adventures in different lands’, and how she became famous during the Crimean War.
Investigate the history and geography of the River Thames by engaging in interactive sessions with the Thames Explorer Trust.
Meet the celebrated author in our immersive Victorian Walk! This session can be adapted for KS1.