Museum of London Docklands
Located in the heart of the historical East London's Docklands, this museum is packed with exciting exhibits and interactive displays that explore the rich history of London's docks. From Roman times to the present day.
One of the museum's standout exhibits is "London, Sugar & Slavery," which delves into the city's role in the transatlantic slave trade and the impact it had on the economy and culture. You'll find a range of artefacts and interactive displays, including a life-size replica of a slave ship, that help bring this dark period in history to life.
Another must-see exhibit is "The Great Port," which traces the development of the London docks from their inception in the 17th century to their decline in the 20th century. With ship models, maps, and other artefacts on display, as well as interactive exhibits, you'll get an in-depth look at the history of the docks and the people who worked there.
In addition to the permanent exhibits, the Museum of London Docklands also hosts a range of temporary exhibitions and events throughout the year. These might include art exhibits, film screenings, and lectures by experts on a variety of topics related to the docks.
The museum itself is housed in a beautifully restored 19th-century warehouse, which just adds to its charm and historical significance. And if you get peckish during your visit, you can grab a bite to eat or a drink at the museum's café, which serves up a range of refreshments and sandwiches.