Museum of London Docklands - Prices, opening hours, news, events and exhibitions

About the Museum of London Docklands

Housed in an old warehouse, this deceptively large museum details the history of the London Docklands, and maritime trade in general.

Based over several floors, it wanders from issues of Britian's overseas trade during the age of sail, up to the modern regeneration of the docklands area as a modern office complex.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Address

Museum of London Docklands,
No.1 Warehouse,
West India Dock Road,
London,
E14 4AL

Link to Museum of London Docklands's website

 

Exhibitions opening soon

The Krios of Sierra Leone
Explore the history of the Krio people of Sierra Leone and discover the dress, architecture, language, lifestyle and tradition of their community.
Open from Wed 19th May to Sun 4th July
The Krios of Sierra Leone
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery
Unearth the mystery of the largest ever Bronze Age hoard discovered in London.
Open from Wed 19th May to Sun 22nd August
Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
 

Museum of London Docklands Map

 

Fequently asked questions

What's the nearest railway station to Museum of London Docklands

The nearest station is West India Quay DLR which is 0.2 miles away.


Museum of London Docklands - Latest News

Museum of London reopening with extended exhibitions
Museum of London reopening with extended exhibitions

The two Museums, of London, and of London Docklands have both confirmed they will reopen from 19th May, and are extending exhibitions that were to have closed during the lockdown.

The mystery and wonder of the Havering Hoard
The mystery and wonder of the Havering Hoard

Finishing up for the day at a small dig site on a Friday afternoon in the summer of 2018 a young archaeologist spotted something — and in doing so cancelled any weekend plans his colleagues had arranged.

Museums of London and Docklands to reopen next month
Museums of London and Docklands to reopen next month

The joint Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands has announced that they will be reopening their doors at both venues on Thursday 6th August.

Photos of London’s docks during WW2
Photos of London’s docks during WW2

On the eve of the 75th anniversary of VE Day, the Museum of London Docklands has released some photos from its archive that show the devastating impact of WW2 on the area.

London’s largest ever Bronze Age hoard discovered
London’s largest ever Bronze Age hoard discovered

The largest ever Bronze Age hoard to be discovered in London, and the third largest of its kind in the UK, has been unearthed in Havering. A total of 453 bronze objects dating between c.900 and c.800 BC have been

Secret Rivers at the Docklands Museum
Secret Rivers at the Docklands Museum

Lost plastic toys, medieval toilets, swords, pots, modern relics, giant crosses, bones, skulls, and books galore — all highlight how the rivers of London have captured our imagination and preserved our history.

The death of Romans reveals the multicultural origins of London
The death of Romans reveals the multicultural origins of London

An exceptionally rare stone sarcophagus, discovered in Southwark just last year is the centerpiece to this new major exhibition about the dead of Roman London.

Southwark’s Roman sarcophagus to go on display
Southwark’s Roman sarcophagus to go on display

Last year, a rare discovery was made in Southwark, of a Roman sarcophagus — and later this year it is to go on public display as part of a new exhibition.

Exhibition shows off the history of the Thames River Police
Exhibition shows off the history of the Thames River Police

There’s a new exhibition that seeks to show off the shared heritage between London’s river police as the development of policing in the West Indies.

 

Recent exhibitions

This small display at the Museum of London Docklands includes a varied collection of original keepsakes from the 1814 frost fair,
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
Am exhibition of rarely seen contemporary and historical artworks featuring London's bridges.
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
This display examines the background to the first soldier of African descent to be awarded the Victoria Cross.
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
Free  
A major exhibition about the burial and funeral rites of Roman London.
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
Secret Rivers
Discover the secrets of London's historic waterways and the art they have inspired.
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery
Unearth the mystery of the largest ever Bronze Age hoard discovered in London
2021-05-09
2021-05-09

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