From whale bones to wharves - 2,000 years of history

The Museum of London Docklands is now free to all, opening up a wealth of galleries and events to local residents and workers, Londoners and tourists.

Since opening in 2003 the museum has operated an admission charge of £5 for adult visitors with children and students granted free admission. Following a recent decision by the Museum’s Board of Govenors, free admission has now been extended to all visitors.

The Museum’s permanent collections offer a fascinating insight into over 2,000 years of history surrounding The Port of London and the people who have lived and worked here from the first Romans through the British Empire and WWII.

Situated in one of only two warehouses from 1802 still remaining on West India Quay, the Museum has long been a popular destination for local families and tourists and free entry will encourage more people to explore the galleries and participate in events.

Museum open daily 10am – 6pm, West India Quay, London, E14 4AL, Tel: 0207 001 9844

Get a flavour of the life of London’s Docklands in the early twentieth century through the diary extracts of a 15-year-old messenger boy employed by the Port of London Authority at that time.

Follow the diary extracts daily online at: www.museumoflondon.org.uk/docklands

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