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Monday, 28 October 2013

Museum of Docklands


The museum of Docklands tells the history of the Thames and the docklands area from early Roman times until the present.  I'd gone to see an exhibition of photos and film about the Thames Estuary but also took in the rest of the museum which is fascinating.


The museum is set in an old warehouse that once would have formed a working part of the docks.  There is an extensive collection of artefacts from the working docks.  On one of the floors you step back in time and wander through cobblestone streets with replica stores creating the ambiance of a previous time.


Worth the trip and entry is free.

7 comments:

Adullamite said...

What a great museum, and FREE! How on earth do they make it free? Looks excellent.

Bill Nicholls said...

That is now on my todo list

John said...

Thanks for this post, I wasn't aware of the museum but it is one I would definitely like to visit.

Sharon said...

This looks very interesting. I'll have to check it out.

MastHoliday said...

Good looking the exterior and interior areas of the museum..
Truly, Great post..thanks for sharing...

Jenny Woolf said...

Wonderful! Free museums are really one of the glories of London!

Mandy Southgate said...

I really need to visit here one day! Isn't that the one with the great slavery exhibition!

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