St.Stephen's School

Year 6 visit the Museum of London

On Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th November, 6AW, 6AQ and 6CC had a great opportunity to go to the Museum of London Docklands. We took the District Line from Upton Park to West Ham and from West Ham we took the Jubilee Line to Canary Wharf. After that, we walked for approximately 15 minutes, crossed the bridge over the majestic River Thames and there we were at The Museum of London Docklands, which is based in an old warehouse! There were lots of artefacts and videos which showed things like how rice was transported and how they used to measure the mass of sugar. There were many exciting and interesting exhibits, such as the table where the British anti-slavery bill was signed; an embalmed cat and mouse which were found on a ship that had docked in London and Sailortown, a replica of a ramshackle London district, close to the docks in Victorian times. We got to do some drawing and we also obtained interesting facts for a quiz back in the classroom, such as: cats were encouraged to roam around because rats were a big problem in the 19th century.There was a massive Monopoly board as well! Overall it was an amazing experience and I hope all of Year 6 loved it.