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Ragged School Museum

You’ll find the Ragged School Museum in a group of three canalside former warehouse buildings which were once the largest “ragged” or free school in London. Copperfield Road Free School was established by the London missionary and philanthropist Dr Bernado in 1877. It provided a basic education to tens of thousands of children until it closed in 1908. The museum includes several galleries, an authentic Victorian classroom where you can sit at a desk and experience a lesson, and an East End Kitchen from the 1900s, demonstrating what life would have been like in a simple, one-room home with no electricity or running water.

Somehow, Copperfield Road seems an appropriate address; Twist Lane might have been better.

Photo credit Gordon Joly via flickr

Location/Address: 46-50 Copperfield Road
Mile End
County: London
Post Code: E3 4RR
Main Historic Period: Victorian
Useful Website Address: Ragged School Museum website
Tip/Nearby: Mile End Park
Primary Management: Other
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