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This is a relatively small museum, only open on Weds and Thursdays (and some Sundays for "lessons") which is a bit out of Central London. It is on 3 levels with steep stairs but has a very good exhibition about education in the area from...More
We have an 11 year old daughter who is an avid reader of books. Especially the Jaqueline Wilson Hetty Feather series which she has been reading since she was 8.
When we were planning this trip it was the only thing she actually wanted to...More
This is a great museum! I visited during the Easter holidays and was chuffed to bits with all of the hard work the staff and volunteers had put in to making the day super fun. The children loved it. It is small but perfectly formed....More
Certainly worth a visit, like stepping back in time,the volunteer staff were very helpful and informative with lots of information. There was a school party there when we visited, we were able to look through the window to watch a lesson, the children were dressed...More
This museum tell the story of the school, set up in this building, an old canal warehouse, by Dr Barnado for the poor children of Mile End in 1877.
The best way to get here is to walk from Mile End Underground station, either through...More
This is a ten minute walk through the park from Mile End Station.I was obliged to one of the staff for letting me in,as it turned out to be closed today.The museum consists of two rooms.The main display room has some interesting exhibits including one...More
We visited the Ragged School Museum AKA “the Ministry of Christmas”. What a great experience for the children. The Elves and Felicity were so enthusiastic and included everyone in the experience. There was a story running through the whole time and crafting activities and interactive...More
The museum was first open in 1990s to save this building from demolition and set up to remember life during Victorian times and lives in East End.
All the history of wars and emigration is well displayed.
The museum is kept open by volunteers and...More
Having earlier in the day visited Eltham Palace, here was a complete contrast. From a world of extreme wealth to one of grinding poverty.
When people appear on TV documentaries complaining of poverty today, and have all the latest hi-tech gadgets in the property, I...More