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  • Heritage Lottery Fund Project   Plann Limited, on behalf of the Ragged School Museum, is currently seeking to recruit the following two positions: Project Manager Cost Consultant Please download the relevant Invitation to Tender (ITT) in the link below and follow the instructions for tender contained within. www.plann.co/tenders/rsm
  • Heritage Lottery Fund Announcement! The Ragged School Museum is delighted to announce that it has been supported with £4.3 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This money is crucial to the safeguarding of the building and the work of the museum. We are enormously grateful to everyone who was involved in making this happen, especially National Lottery players! For further details ...
  • From Rags to Winners! Thank you to every one that visited the Museum for our October Half Term Activities which this year celebrated the launch of Jacqueline Wilson’s new book Clover Moon. Over the two days we ran a competition to design and make a Ragged Victorian character, complete with profile and back story for a chance to win ...
  • The Dr’s Desk! Today the Museum dug out part of it’s collection on loan from Barnardo’s to go on display for the first time. Dr Barnardo’s very own desk will be on display this weekend as the Ragged School Museum and Barnardo’s team up to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Barnardo’s work since his arrival in London in 1866. The ...
  • Open House for Barnardo’s 150th Anniversary! Barnardo’s & Ragged School Museum have teamed up to celebrate Barnardo’s 150th anniversary. 10:00am to 4:00pm Join us on Saturday 7th May for our Open House including Victorian lessons to transport you back to the time of Dr Barnardo!
  • 63 Years of Queen Vic – Summer 2015 This Summer Holiday we welcomed more than 1,300 visitors to the museum to take part in our free family events! With Queen Elizabeth II set to take over Queen Victoria as Britain’s longest reigning monarch, we decided to explore some of the key events, inventions and traditions of Victoria’s reign! Our visitors got their crafty hats ...
  • Lorraine’s Lessons at the Ragged School This summer, a team from ITV’s Lorraine joined the Ragged School Museum to film a short fashion VT.   Using our lovely top floor classroom, the short film included a lesson in refreshing your wardrobe for Autumn’s trends! Watch the video here. For more information on shooting at our location, please click here.
  • Museum prepares for summer holiday! It’s the 1st of July – and that means that the summer holidays are just round the corner. We’re beginning to prepare a programme of brilliant FREE activities for families.  In September, our current Queen Elizabeth II is set to take over from Queen Victoria (1837-1901) as Britain’s longest reigning monarch. In celebration of the 23,226 days, ...
  • City & Guilds Art School to Host Exhibition “Liminal” Students at the City & Guild London School of Art are to hold an interim show of first and second year painters and sculptors. The private view will be held on the evening of Thursday 18th June at 6pm. The exhibition will take place on the top floors of the museum, in one of the original ...
  • May Half Term a wonderful success! This May Half Term the museum enjoyed the greatest number of visitors during the May school holiday in ten years! Thanks to all those who joined us – new and faces and old!  This half term we considered style and fashion in the Victorian Era, with visitors designing and making their own glorious top hats, pocket-watches ...
  • Museum prepares for May Half Term With just a week to go, the museum prepares its programme of activities during May Half Term The Education team are busy, busy, busy getting ready for May Half Term! Learning Officers Jennie and Danie, plus a team of fab volunteers, are preparing activities and displays for visitors to enjoy during the holidays. On Wednesday 27th and ...
  • This Easter at the Ragged School Thanks to all our visitors who joined us during our programme of free arts activities over the Easter Holiday!     This Easter, we looked to 19th century art and design as our inspiration. We considered the work of William Morris, the Martinware brothers and Charles Rennie Mackintosh, as well as admiring some beautiful Gothic Revival architecture!    Across four ...
  • ITV Drama Arthur & George On Monday 2nd March, ITV’s new drama ‘Arthur and George’ premiered. The three parter will explore the relationship between Sir  Arthur Conan Doyle and George Edaljii. The drama is based on the novel by Julian Barnes. In November, the film crew joined us here at the museum for a day long shoot! Planning on watching Arthur & ...
  • The Likes of Us Fancy seeing a musical about Dr Thomas Barnardo, founder of the Ragged School? Then book your tickets for The Likes of Us, which was the first musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, and is about Dr Barnardo and his efforts to help the destitute children in the East End. The musical is ...
  • Jim Fitzpatrick visits the Ragged School Museum We were delighted to welcome our local MP Jim Fitzpatrick to the museum on Monday 27th October!
  • Ragged School Museum on the Daily Politics! This week we were visited by Loyd Grossman and the Daily Politics show. Loyd was making the case for a tax cut for the repair and restoration of older buildings, which is currently charged at 20%. You can read more and see a clip here. And you can see full report here (we’re at 1hr 16 mins). Let ...
  • Holly & Kelly Willoughby photoshoot for You Magazine The museum was looking rather beautiful in June’s edition of You Magazine… and Holly Willoughy and big sister Kelly scrubbed up rather well too! Click the link below to see their fantastic photo shoot and hear all about their new children’s book – inspired by their school days! The Willoughby’s go back to school!
  • Made in Chelsea taught some discipline! We were visited recently by some of the chaps and gals (and mums!) from E4’s ‘Made in Chelsea’. In the face of some fearsome old-school discipline, the boys spill the beans on their ‘code’. Quite what our Miss Perkins would make of them, we don’t know! See Made in Chelsea at the museum!

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