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Monday
Jan152007

Museum in Docklands

786072-633619-thumbnail.jpg There is a fab museum in the Docklands that covers the Thames and its effect on London's history. Its part of the Museum of London group. It starts with all the standard school boy Roman stuff but develops across stacks of other exhibits. From the battle of fortress Wapping to the Olympics. Its all housed in a huge786072-633682-thumbnail.jpg warehouse space on a quay in Canary Wharf. You can wander amongst some fab mockups of Thames side life and hear spoken word testimonies, all very atmospheric. As a counter point theres a kids area where you can pull ropes and load barges, but Jakes favorite was the working flood plain plus build a dam section (water & sand, indoors!)

The entrance is in a row of (at the weekend at least) spectacularly empty bars and restaurants. Jake and786072-633677-thumbnail.jpg myself would have stayed longer but the unique weather system that Canary Wharf generates ment we were blown back to the car park. Short photo set HERE

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