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 School Museum Exterior

Creative Canal Culture, Half Term at The Ragged School Museum

  • 17 — 18 February 2016 10am-5pm

Running alongside the Museum, the canal played a very important role in the workings of this 19th century warehouse before Dr Barnardo took it over for his Ragged School. Come and discover the people, animals and vehicles that spent their days working and living on the Regent’s Canal. Make your own barge, learn to paint in the narrowboat style, with free face painting and much much more!

Our under 5’s play area will be open as usual as will the Towpath Cafe for those parched grown-ups!

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 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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