Museum of London Docklands
The rich history of the London Docklands goes way back to a time which, at its peak, saw it become one of the busiest trade ports in the world. From the cargoes that transported tea, spices and silk to India and China, to the 18th century that saw the warehouses in the Royal Docks as home to almost every type of commodity you could imagine, making it the centre of world trade, before WWII and an increasing use of alternative transportation saw it decline until the regeneration of the area post 2000.
The museum opened in 2003 in the Docklands, in one of the old warehouses originally used during its busy years. There are centuries worth of artefacts on display covering the rise, fall and rise again of the region, detailing the rich history of the Docklands and the crucial role in played in establishing London and the UK as a leading import and export player on the world stage.
Tel: 020 7001 9844