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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Arts and crafts at the Ragged School Museum

S.T.E.A.M! February Half Term at the Ragged School Museum

  • 14 — 15 February 2018 10am-5pm


Who invented Coding? Why is maths useful for healing people? How on earth do you dig a tunnel under the Thames and what keeps a Fidget Spinner going? This February half Term at the Ragged School Museum come and use Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths to find out how the Victorians did the same to shape our lives today!
We’ll be using Art to learn about the physics behind Victorian spinning tops, get to grips with the binary brilliance of Babbage's 'Analytical Engine' and explore all things STEAM! (STEM with an A!)

Plus our Victorian Classroom and Victorian Kitchen will be open for you to explore along with the rest of our 19th century poor school. And of course, the Towpath Café will be open for those parched grown-ups!

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 14-15





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






020 8980 6405


020 8983 3481

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