The Museum Of London Docklands, The Boardroom
West India Quay, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4AL
Capacity and Layout
- M T W T F S S
- 09:00 - 17:00
Ratings & Reviews
July 4th, 2023
Loved it! Not spectacular but very informative about the huge British imperial development of the colonial trade, since the 18th century. The exhibition openly documents that the immense power of the docklands lords, cargo merchants, and ship owners -- were based on slavery and the deporting of thousands of people leaving in the port area. Would deserve 5 stars if we weren't denied use of plugs to charge phones near tables at the cafeteria.. gratuitoGOOGLE REVIEW
April 25th, 2023
The museum creates the atmosphere of a warehouse as a busy workplace and focus for associated businesses and lives. It is a good place to visit on a wet or cold, windy day and has quite a few displays and activities that will entertain and engage younger children. The lighting is quite dim as it would have been in a working warehouse. There is plenty to look at either for a skim, to get an idea of life in and the workings of the dock lands, or for a slower tour, taking in the details and imagining the lives of those that worked here. The museum displays artifacts against backgrounds that show their context, from a street scene showing shops where imported goods were sold to workshops for the craftsmen that supported the needs of the warehouses and docks. Whether you like social history, industrial engineering, the workings of commerce, trade and shipping or the activities of the customs and excise men, this museum has a lot to offer. The subject is very broad and this museum does a great job in bringing the history to life. Definitely worth a visit and depending on your group and level of interest allow between one and several hours to take it all in. There is a cafe on the ground floor and a gift shop that sells some interesting and quirky items - a photo of policemen jumping into a dock was one of my favourites.GOOGLE REVIEW
May 30th, 2023
This museum is a piece of art. Inside you fell like you are on a real dock, low light sound of water under your feet, sound of rats. You gotta start the tour from the 3rd floor and going down. On the first 3rd and 2th floor is more with figurines, boat pieces how they work and so in but gradually change from that to only visual information and text. The entry is free, but I recommend you to buy their map for 1£ and pay a small donation of 5£, it's a small price for a really nice experience.GOOGLE REVIEW
June 17th, 2022
It’s a must do if you are in the Docklands area. It’s free to enter but I suggest paying a donation, either cash or contactless. It’s worth doing considering the work gone into the place and the work of the volunteers. It’s interesting place with a good history of the docks and the trades. A lot of reading so you could spend hours there. You might want to time your weekday visits to outside school hours if you want some peace and quiet.GOOGLE REVIEW
June 14th, 2019
Great service. Very accommodating!EVENT REVIEW
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