15th December 2014
Another new museum for me, even though I’ve visited the sister one many times, I’ve never been to Museum of London Docklands. They have lots of family events so I booked a slot on one of them. Was expecting to be in the baby session but the booking line gave me a toddler one instead. Not to worry though as they allow babies into the toddler session, just not the other way round. We were running a bit late due to some confusion about getting onto the DLR step free at Bank, the TFL staff were great though and escorted me through the station by the quickest route. I would have got lost in the tunnels for ages making me even later.
The Museum of London Docklands has a child area, with free but ticketed access, where there are lots of interactive, educational activities. There is a water play area with dams and boats, some ropes with weights, soft play, knots and many other activities. We all waited/played here until the entertainer arrived to take us downstairs so the Mini Mudlarks session. We had great fun singing Christmas songs, hearing some Christmas tales and making fake snow to throw around.
Thought we’d have a look round the rest of the museum while we were there. Lots of info about the history of the docklands and East London. A great model of a bridge across the Thames. There is a Victorian Walk which is excellent. A dark cobbled street with shops decorated ready for Christmas, it really feels like going back in time. There is a santa’s grotto here but Betty as already met him.
Baby friendly info:
West India Quay is a step free station
Museum of London Docklands is completely step free with baby changing facilities.