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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Exploring the Victorian Kitchen

63 Years of Queen Victoria

  • 29 July — 27 August 2015 *on now

This summer, enjoy FREE family art and craft activities at the Ragged School Museum! With our current Queen Elizabeth set to overtake Queen Victoria as the longest reigning monarch in Britain this September, we’re going to be celebrating the 63 years that Queen Victoria was on the throne! Activities will be based around the major events, fashions, and inventions of the Victorian Era. Visitors can expect lots of cutting, sticking, painting and clay making! Explore our reconstructed Victorian classroom or try out some 19th century chores in our Victorian Kitchen. Our Under 5’s play area and Towpath Café will also be open for visitors.
Every Wednesday and Thursday, 10am - 5pm from 29th July to 27th August.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13


Free, drop in



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






020 8980 6405


020 8983 3481

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