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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Ragged Urchin

Word on the Street

  • 2 — 31 August 2017 *on now

From Roman civilization and Tudor kings, to works of industry and famous faces; discover the meaning behind the Tenter Ground, where the word Stepney came from and if Kitcat Terrace really is named after a chocolate bar! (It’s not!)
Explore the history of East London through its varied and revealing street names.
Every Wednesday and Thursday throughout the Summer Holidays our doors will be open for families to get creative with our drop-in activities throughout the Museum.

The Victorian Classroom, East End Kitchen and Under 5s Ragamuffin Room will also be open as usual, as well as our Towpath café for a spot of tea!

Admission and all activities are free! Donations are welcome.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • Any age
  • 5-6
  • 11-13



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






020 8980 6405


020 8983 3481

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