Museum in Docklands
West India Quay, London E14 4AL
- Heron Quays DLR Station (0.1 km)
- West India Quay DLR Station (0.3 km)
- Poplar Station (0.4 km)
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5 reviews of Museum in Docklands in English
This is a great place to go if you are interested in London's history. The Sugar and Slavery exhibition was very well done, and a while back the MOL Docklands had a very good Jack the Ripper exhibition, which gave an excellent insight on what life in Whitechapel was like back then (for those who are wondering - it was quite grim).
The Museum has a very good book section which specialises in books on London's history. This place is very child-friendly, has a playroom on the ground floor and apparently hosts child-friendly events.
I could imagine that the MOL Docklands gets very busy on weekends but I would recommend it as a good place to go, especially given the fact that it is next door to several restaurants with extensive outdoor seating, besides having its own café.
I went to the Museum in Docklands for a day out with work and thought it was one of the best museums I’ve visited! There was an exhibition on Sugar and Slavery which was really interesting, despite the name - I always like things where you get to sit and watch a film! Really sad, but really inspiring. There was also the Jack the Ripper part of the museum where you get to walk through the 'streets of London’ in the 1800s. It was actually really quite frightening, especially when I got lost!
Well worth a visit - I hope to go back with my family soon!
I moved to near the docklands almost a year ago now, and feel ashamed that I have only been to this museum once. It is tucked away on West India Quay between the many bars that make up that part of Canary Wharf. The time I went to see it they had on the Jack the Ripper exhibit. This was great (if that’s the right word). They had a whole tour, from a review on the east end, to the police force of the time, to the suspected people who committed the crimes. This place is great to visit and is in the perfect spot to finish off a bit of knowledge gathering with a drink.
I came to the Docklands museum to see the Jack the Ripper exhibition on a Sunday afternoon. I used one of the tfl 2 for 1 ticket offers for people who have an oyster card.
The Jack the Ripper exhibition was very interesting, but has now finished, so there’s not much point in me writing about it. However after I’d been round that exhibition I had a little time before the Museum closed to look around the other floors. The Museum details the entire history of London.
I thought it was an interesting museum to visit with Children, as there ar reproductions of historical London shops and models for kids, and lots of interesting history for adults. Theres probably enough to keep you occupied for at least a couple of hours in the museum.
One of THE MOST relevant museums in one of the the most relevant locations in London. This is a place people must go to. This particular museum reports on the creation of the docks from when they were based in Ancient Londinium on the Thames right the way through to the present and the docks at the Thames Gateway.
It shows amazing insight into everything that made the east end what it is. Including a pretty nifty jack the ripper exhibition. It gives you a look over why each area was built and how it was and even how two world wars dented it. And even how Canary Wharf itself got regenerated in the modern era.
It can be seen as a good way to show that at it’s peak, this was the financial powerhouse for the world, and how they lost it…
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