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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Art Activities at the RSM

‘Earn Your Keep: Rotten Jobs for Ragged Children’, Easter at the Ragged School Museum

  • 4 — 5 April 2018 10am-5pm
  • 11 — 12 April 2018 10-5am

Would you make it on the streets of the Victorian East End?
This Easter at the Ragged School Museum come and have a taste of the Ragged Children’s daily grind and discover the rotten, smelly and sometimes dangerous jobs that they had to do to survive.

Test your mettle in our “Earn Your Keep Challenge”, sign up to the Victorian Careers Service and see what job you’d best be suited for, join in our arts activities and find out about the working world of the Ragged School Children.

Art activities will be on offer throughout the Museum, the Victorian classroom will also be open to peruse, as well as the East End Kitchen, Under 5s Ragamuffin Room and the Towpath Café for those parched grown-ups!

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13





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






020 8980 6405


020 8983 3481

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