The Entrance Area
On entering the Museum, not only will you be throw back in time to Dr Barnardo’s ragged school, with its creaking old floorboards and narrow staircase, but you can read about his life and work too. Displays in this area will tell you about his work in the East End and the Copperfield Road Free Schools.
On the 20th October 2015, our new exhibition ‘Ragged Children, Mended Lives’ was opened by Nick Ashley-Cooper, the 12th Earl of Shaftesbury. The exhibition, in conjunction with Queen Mary University, explores stories of some of the children who found themselves in the care of Barnardo and his East End Juvenile Mission.
Inside the gallery are a variety of objects from our collection, including the grand clock which once mounted the Victoria Park Lido and an impressive model of the Bryant & May Match Factory.