History Talks

The Ragged School Museum’s buildings once housed London’s largest school for poor Victorian children. Find out what life would have been like for the children who attended the school in a fascinating talk.

Sunday School children 1909Our talk, which lasts forty minutes, is suitable for groups of all ages, from family history societies, social history classes, U3A & WI groups and students studying education or social history.

The Museum’s lively session covers the history of this Ragged School, which was set up by Dr Barnardo and opened in 1877, and its impact on the local population.

Bring a group to a talk and you’ll have a chance to sit at an old desk in one of the classrooms where some of the poorest children in London received a basic education.

There will also be an opportunity to look around the Museum’s galleries and visit the café and shop.

Sessions can be booked for Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 2:45pm onwards, at a cost of £5.00 per head. We charge for a minimum of 12 persons, however we are happy to accept smaller groups. We require 3 weeks’ notice to arrange a talk. Talks take place in the Museum’s reconstructed Victorian Classroom.

To book a session or to make an inquiry please call 0208 980 6405 or email schools@raggedschoolmuseum.org.uk.