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Book now for FREE primary school workshops at the Museum of London Docklands during April and May.

Get hands on with Victorian objects, investigate eyewitness accounts of the Blitz or explore the science of levers and pulleys in Locks, lifting and loads.

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The Blitz: Ken’s World War Two story

What can eyewitness accounts and other primary sources tell us about life during the Blitz? Find out in this interactive and exploratory workshop.

Discover Ken’s personal story of living in London’s Docklands as a child during World War Two, captured on film by the museum in 2020. Develop enquiry and evidence-based skills, while engaging with authentic lived experience. Empathise with personal experiences of evacuation, rationing and bombing, using objects and testimony that are relevant and poignant today.

Your booking will also include a 20 minute introduction to the Docklands at War gallery and self-directed time in the space.

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Life in the Victorian docks

What can objects tell us about life in Victorian East London?

Explore real 19th century artefacts in this investigative object handling session.

Pupils will get hands-on with original tools, everyday household objects and photographs for a glimpse into jobs and living conditions for people who lived near the docks.

You’ll also have a chance to find out more in our galleries, including a walk through our evocative recreation of 19th century Sailortown.

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River rhythms

Go on a sensory journey though the Docklands in this interactive, musical session. Learn how this part of London has changed over 200 years from a bustling port to gleaming skyscrapers – while singing sea shanties, moving to classic nursery rhymes, smelling spices and playing instruments. Finish the session by creating your own song and accompanying movements, which will be recorded and sent back for your class to enjoy.

As a part of your timetabled visit, you will be able to visit Mudlarks, our interactive children’s gallery featuring soft play, small world play and water play.

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Locks, lifting and loads

Discover the secrets of our 200-year-old sugar warehouse and the people who worked here in this practical STEM and history session.

Explore the technology that helped unload and transport the heavy cargo that arrived in London’s docks from around the world.

Uncover how locks helped ships move in and out of the docks from the Thames and learn how levers and pulleys put the science of forces and motion to good use!

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