Ragged School Museum

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






020 8980 6405


020 8983 3481

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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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A Victorian Classroom

Summer Holidays at the Ragged School Museum!

  • 21 August 2014 10am-5pm *on now
  • 27 — 28 August 2014 10am-5pm

O, Canada!

We’ve got fun, free family activities throughout the summer at the Ragged School Museum - and we've gone a bit Canadian...

We’re going to be exploring the lives of the 1000s of children sent to Canada from the streets of East London. From getting ready to go, preparing to travel and the long boat and train journeys, to settling down in the Canadian countryside and getting to grips with farm work, we’ll be finding out what it was like for the street urchins of the East End to move 1000s of miles away to the great expanses of Canada!

Each week there’ll be new activities to take part in, from arts and crafts, to puzzles, games and trails. Expect mooses, mounties and maple leaves!

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 11-13