Soon you and your family can visit the Museum of London Docklands
If all goes to plan the Museum of London Docklands will open its doors on Wednesday 19 May 2021. We couldn’t be more excited. Their program for families is exceptional and your little ones will love the new Mudlarks makeover!
The reopening brings back the Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery until 22 August 2021. This free major exhibition explores the largest Bronze Age hoard ever discovered in London with all 453 tools, weapons, and other objects unearthed and on display to the public for the very first time. Starting with the moment of discovery, the exhibition takes visitors on a journey back through time to explore the mysteries, myths, and realities surrounding the hoard’s burial.
The Krios of Sierra Leone display at the Museum of London Docklands will also be extended until the 4th July 2021. The exhibition explores the unique and largely untold history, heritage, and culture of the Krio people of Sierra Leone by highlighting the architecture, language, lifestyle, and traditions of the Krio community. From its origins in transatlantic slavery through to the involvement of prominent abolitionists, the story of the Krio ties into the wider themes of the museum’s London, Sugar & Slavery gallery where the display is located.
More details will come regarding special exhibitions for families so make sure to keep an eye on our calendar!
Did Somebody Say a Mudlarks Makeover?
Last but certainly not least, the very popular Mudlarks children’s gallery will reopen after over a year of closure on Friday, 21st May. The gallery has been refurbished and a new toddler area has been created to welcome the youngest visitors. Features include new interactive elements that introduce the stories of the docks in hands-on and stimulating ways. For more information on how to pre-book your free timed entry to Mudlarks visit the Museum of London Docklands website here.
Keeping both visitors and staff safe is the museum’s top priority and measures first introduced upon re-opening in August 2020 will continue to be in place including timed ticket slots for entry. Visitors will be required to book a free ticket online, in advance, for a time slot of their choosing. These tickets are now available to book on www.museumoflondon.org.uk.
Until the reopening and considering the somewhat soggy weekend ahead of us, why not check out some of their family friendly online content:
- Museum of Fundon
- Great Fire of London: Live Stream
- The Clash: London Calling Smartify tour
- Disease X
- Votes for Women
- Windrush Stories
10am – 5pm Wednesday, 19th May to Sunday
29th May – 6th June and 19 July – Sunday 5th September the museum will be open seven days a week for May half-term and the summer holidays in line with Government Guidance
Where: Museum of London Docklands, No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London E14 4AL