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Time Out says

Ragged schools were an early experiment in public education: they provided tuition, food and clothes for destitute children. This one was the largest in London, and Dr Barnardo himself taught here. The Ragged School Museum is now a local museum of the East End which examines the experiences of the children who attended the school. As well as a complete mock-up of a ragged classroom, the museum also features an Edwardian kitchen equipped with utensils for visitors to handle. On the first Sunday of every month, visitors can attend a Victorian lesson reenactment. 

A new permanent exhibition, 'Ragged Children, Manded Lives', opened in October 2015, revealing the experience of a nineteenth-century East London childhood with images, objects and materials.

Details

Address:
46-50
Copperfield Road
Bow
London
E3 4RR
Transport:
Tube: Mile End
Price:
Free
Opening hours:
Wed-Thu 10am-5pm
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