The Ragged School MuseumFree: All time

The Ragged School Museum is housed in a group of three canalside buildings which once formed the largest “ragged” or free school in London. The museum was founded to make the history of the Ragged Schools and the broader social history of the Victorian East End accessible to all. Within the original buildings, an authentic Victorian Classroom has been set up where each year some 16,000 children experience a school lesson as it would have been taught more than 100 years ago. The museum has several gallery areas, a reconstructed Victorian Classroom and a Victorian East End Kitchen displaying its own collection of historical objects, all designed for hands-on inspection. This is a museum where you can sit at the school desks, use the tin bath and experience what life was like for the Victorian poor of the East End of London.

Address: 46-50 Copperfield Rd, London E3 4RR
Opening Hours: Wed & Thu 10am – 5pm; First Sun each month 2pm – 5pm
Direction: Tube Central, District and Hammersmith & City LInes to Mile End Station
Phone: +44 20 8980 6405

Photo credit: The Ragged School Museum, ceridwen