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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May Half Term at the Ragged School Museum

The Children of Victorian Stories - May Half Term at the Ragged School Museum

  • 1 — 2 June 2016 10am-5pm

This May Half Term the Ragged School Museum will be marking International Children’s Day by taking a look at the children of Victorian Literature. Authors of the 19th Century played a vital role in developing views of childhood, giving children voices to be heard and stories to be told.

Come and join us, along with Alice, Oliver, Mowgli and more for two days of educational activities that explore the pages of these children’s tales.

We’ll have an assortment of crafty and arty activities on offer for families, 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 the Under 5’s Ragamuffin Play Room. And of course, the Towpath Café will be open for the parched grown-ups!

Suitable for

  • Any age



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






020 8980 6405


020 8983 3481

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