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Key stages: Key stage 1
For: Primary
Ready, steady...lift!

Ready, steady...lift!

Use ropes and pulleys to lift loads like a docker!

Session description

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)

Group size:

 35, 3 groups per day

Session duration:

 80 minutes

How to book this session

This session is currently available at the following times:

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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).

Additional handy information

Please note: separate sessions in the Mudlarks children's gallery are not available on these dates

Curriculum links

  • KS1 History: Significant places in their own locality; Developing an awareness of the past
  • KS1 Geography: Geographical skills and fieldwork; Human and physical geography