Ragged School Museum

A converted East End warehouse in London
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The Award winning Museum is housed in three Victorian canalside warehouses, converted by Dr Barnardo into a ragged school. Visitors to the Museum today can take a journey through the history of the region as well as experience what it was like to be taught over one hundred years ago by 'stepping back in time' to the atmospheric recreated Victorian classroom.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site

Opening hours

Wed-Thurs 1000-1700
First Sunday of each month 1400-1700

Admission charges


Collection details

Social History

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‘The things you didn’t know about Victoria and Albert’; May Half Term at the Ragged School Museum

  • 31 May — 1 June 2017

Did you know that Prince Albert kept bees? Or that Queen Victoria was afraid of Bishops?!

Come along to the Ragged School Museum this May Half Term and find out what you never knew you never knew about our Victorian monarchs!

Art activities will be on offer throughout the Museum, and as usual the Victorian classroom as well as our East End Kitchen will be also open to explore.
The Under 5s Ragamuffin Room will be open also and the Towpath Café for those parched grown-ups!

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • Any age
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Ragged School Museum
46-50 Copperfield Road
Greater London
E3 4RR






020 8980 6405


020 8983 3481

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