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We are proud to have Museum of London Docklands as one of our partners at In the Neighbourhood. Located in Canary Wharf, East London, the Museum of London Docklands is housed in a beautiful Grade-1-listed old warehouse building right on the docks of Tower Hamlets. The museum explores the history of the River Thames and Docklands, and tells the story of the lives of Londoners living and working in the docks. The museum is FREE to visit and has lots on offer for families, including the Mudlarks children’s gallery where families and school groups can get hands-on with the history of the docks, as well as family interactives in every gallery such as dressing up stations and touch tables. The museum offers regular activities for families and schools, including dedicated programming for babies and toddlers, and our new ‘Memories of London’ programme features tours, talks and activities for people living with dementia and their family and carers.

Whilst we are in lockdown, the Museum have put together some fantastic resources and activities so the learning and fun can continue at home. These include puppet making lessons, Minecraft maps where you can explore the Great Fire of London and so much more.

From Monday 25 - Thursday 28 May, we will be sharing these resources and activities every day and you can explore them right now on their website:

Bank Holiday Monday Activity: Become a Puppeteer!

If you're looking for a fun activity for half term, Moth Physical Theatre have joined up with the Museum of London Docklands with teach you about creating and performing Bunraku puppets. The intro is below and you can click here for the full workshop.

Tuesday 26 May - Activity: Great Fire 1666: A Minecraft Experience

Explore Minecraft maps to find hidden objects, burn London, fight the fire and rebuild the city!

Wednesday 27 May - Activity: 3D Objects

Want to get up close to some real prehistoric artefacts? We've got ten 3D models for you right here, featuring amazing objects from the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age!

Thursday 28 May - Activity: The Great Fire Story 1666

Dive deeper into what happened using interactive maps and timelines in this interactive digital story.