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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Two children taking part in arts and crafts activities

Victorian Seaside Summer

  • 27 July — 25 August 2016 *on now

Can’t get away this Summer Holiday? Never fear! Enjoy a Summer by the Sea here in the East End of London!

Every Wednesday and Thursday throughout the Summer Holidays our doors will be open for families to find out just why the Victorians loved a trip to the sea.

Discover what can be found in the depths of a rock-pool, create a puppet show for the pier, learn all about how Victorians spent their summer holidays and much more besides!

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

  • Any age

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






020 8980 6405


020 8983 3481

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