East End of London museums

Museums in the East End of London

Chisenhale Gallery
64 Chisenhale Road, London, E3 5QZ, 020 8981 4518,
opens 1pm to 6pm Wednesday to Sunday,www.chisenhale.org.uk

Geffrye Museum
136 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London, E2 8EA, 020 7739 9893, opens Tuesday – Saturday 10am to 5pm, www.geffrye-museum.org.uk

Hackney Museum
1 Reading Lane, Hackney, London, E8 1GQ, 020 8356 3500, opens Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm, Thursday 9.30am to 8pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm, www.hackney.gov.uk/hackneymuseum

House Mill, Three Mills Island
Three Mills Lane, Bromley-by-Bow, London, E3 3DU, 020 8980 4626, opens weekends June to October Saturdays and Sundays 2pm-4pm.Watch out for other openings and one-off events

Island History Trust
Dockland Settlement, 197 East Ferry Road, Isle of Dogs, E14 3BA, 020 7987 6041, opens Tuesday and Wednesday 1.30pm to 4.30pm and first Sunday of every month 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Museum in Docklands
Museum in Docklands, No. 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, Isle of Dogs, E14 4AL, 0870 444 3855, opens daily 10am to 6pm, closed Christmas and New Year’s Days,www.museumindocklands.org.uk

Museum of Childhood at Bethnal Green
Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PA, 020 8980 2415, open daily 10am to 5.50pm except Friday, closed 24 to 26 December and 1 January,www.museumofchildhood.org.uk

Museum of London
London Wall, EC2Y 5HN, 0870 444 3852, opens Monday to Saturday 10am to 5.50pm, Sunday noon to 5.50pm,www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Ragged School Museum
46-50 Copperfield Road, London, E3 4RR, 020 8980 6405, opens Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 5pm, first Sunday of each month 2pm to 5pm,www.raggedschoolmuseum.org.uk

Royal London Hospital Archives & Museum
Church of St Augustine with St Philip, Newark Street, London E1 1BB, 020 7377 7000

The Museum of Immigration and Diversity
19 Princelet Street, London, E1 6QH, 020 7247 5352,
Due to fragility of building, only on a few days a year. Check website for details,www.19princeletstreet.org.uk

The Tower of London
Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4AB, 0870 756 6060. Open all year except 24 to 26 December and 1 January, hours vary (check website for current hours),www.hrp.org.uk

Whitechapel Art Gallery
80-82 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7QX, 020 7522 7888, (check website for current hours),www.whitechapel.org

Women’s Library
Old Castle Street, London, E1 7NT, 0207 320 2222
Closed Sundays, check web page for current opening hours, www.thewomenslibrary.ac.uk


6 Responses to East End of London museums

  1. Anna Haward says:

    Hi there,

    Great website! I was just looking through your ‘East End of London Museums’ and thought you may like to mention us, the Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives. Though we are not a museum as such, our collections hold a wealth of information on East London’s history which your site visitors might benefit from. You might even like to set up a new category for Local History Libraries and Archives, if I may be so bold to suggest this, as both Hackney Archives and Newham Archives might be relevant too. Apologies if all this is listed somewhere and I have missed it! Also, if you require any further information, please do get in touch.

    All the best,
    Anna Haward
    Heritage Officer – Learning and Participation

  2. Maxine Farley says:

    Hi Anna,

    My Great-Grandad James Shakespeare owned The Bombay Grab Public House in Bow between 1915-1935. I’m trying to find any information on The Bombay Grab any pictures of the interior. Do you have any information?

    Kind regards


  3. John Rennie says:

    No idea who Anna is. But can anybody help Maxine on this?

  4. Anne says:

    I have a german friend who has sugar- baker ancestors. He is asking me whether there are any museums in London which cover the Victorian sugar industry. can anyone help please?

  5. John Rennie says:

    Absolutely no idea, though worth trying the local history library in Bancroft Road, Mile End. Anyone else help?

  6. Rossalyn says:

    Hi, are there any historic photos of Darling Row from around 1900? I’ve been looking on the internet but cant find anything.

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