Explore the Museum of London Docklands on a family adventure trail based on the BAFTA-winning BBC TV show Dodger. When: February 15 to 19
Explore the Museum of London Docklands on a family adventure trail based on the BAFTA-winning BBC TV show Dodger.
When: February 15 to 19
Where: Museum of London Docklands
Age: 7 plus
Ticket price: Free drop in
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Go on a journey around the museum’s galleries and help Dodger, Fagin and the gang stay one step ahead of the police in this immersive self-paced experience, set against a converted 19th-century sugar warehouse.
Pick up your free trail map for Dodger: A Family Adventure on arrival at Museum of London Docklands and let the adventure begin. Or you can download the digital map and take it with you.
Occupying a converted 19th century sugar warehouse on West India Quay, the Museum of London Docklands provides an atmospheric backdrop for the adventure. It also gives visitors a chance to learn more about London and its history as a port city.
The trail map runs through the museum’s immersive Sailortown gallery. The gallery is a recreation of a ramshackle London district from around the time Dickens’ novel was published. The gallery recreates the atmosphere of the maze of lanes and alleys around Ratcliffe Highway. See a life-sized ship’s chandler, curio seller and alehouse, as well as a mysterious animal emporium.
Other intriguing items on display from the Victorian era include rare ‘Billy and Charley’ forgeries made by East End mudlarkers William Smith and Charles Eaton. There is also a scrimshaw or carved whalebone made by sailor Alexander Munro, probably as a love token.
Visitors can also learn how London became the centre of world trade, as one of the biggest ports transporting materials and finished goods around the globe. Visitors will have a chance to interact with preserved commodities from the Victorian era.
february 15 (Wednesday) - 19 (Sunday)