Exhibition: Hands on History: Mudlarking at St Paul’s Cathedral

This exhibition CLOSED on Sun, 5th Sep 2021

This exhibition has finished.

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge

In the historic setting of St Paul’s Cathedral, this mudlarking exhibition provides an opportunity to meet London’s mudlarks and see their fascinating collections which have been passionately assembled over several decades of searching the exposed riverbed at low tide.

You will have the chance to experience tangible ‘Hands on History’ and see large-scale portraits of the mudlarks captured by professional photographer, Hannah Smiles.


This exhibition is free and open to the public. Access to the Wren Gallery is through the Crypt Door opposite Café Paul and the Temple Bar. If you would like to visit the main cathedral, tickets can be purchased at the main entrance.

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


St Paul's Cathedral,

St Paul's Churchyard, London,

Map of St Paul's Cathedral


Other exhibitions open at St Paul's Cathedral

Jubilee - St Paul's, the Monarch and the Changing World
With a wealth of material from the Cathedral's archives, the exhibition tells stories of 200 years of Jubilees alongside photographs, prints, paintings, and treasures, including vestments used for these magnificent occasions.
Jubilee - St Paul's, the Monarch and the Changing World
8:30am to 4:30pm
City of London
Ends on Thu 1st December