Related Museums & Galleries

Still got the urge to learn more about the Victorians and Victorian London? Here’s a handy list of other museums and galleries similar to the Ragged School Museum:

  • London Transport Museum London Transport Museum Covent Garden – Eager to learn more about how Victorians got around the quickly expanding London? Then head on down to the Transport Museum to find out more about the creation of the underground as well as how the growth of suburbia in the 19th century changed the way travel to outer ...
  • The Florence Nightingale Museum The Florence Nightingale Museum Waterloo – find out more about the history of the history of this fascinating woman who pioneered new medical techniques to help injured soldiers. They have several historical objects such Florence’s slate she used as a child to the iconic Turkish lamp she used in the Crimean War, there are also ...
  • The Old Operating Theatre Museum The Old Operating Theatre Museum  Southwark – A Museum dedicated to the history of early Victorian operations and an old herb Apothecary. See where amputations would’ve taken place before the time of antiseptic operations and explore the Herb Garret, the Apothecary, and find out more about medicine. Opening times everyday 10.30am-5pm. Admission costs are on ...
  • Barts Royal London Museum Barts Royal London Museum Whitechapel – Find out more about Victorian medicine as it progressed to being more advanced then ever before. With specific parts on the Elephant Man (Joseph Merrick) and former hospital nurses as well as Florence Nightingale, there is something to find out for everyone. There is also a part on forensic ...
  • Geffrye Museum Geffrye Museum Hoxton – Come along to see the museum of home and discover how homes have changed in the past 400 years. Explore the different rooms and see how the people lived in different time periods ranging from 1630 to 1998. There are also the Almshouses, which were home to some of London’s poorest ...
  • Foundling Museum Foundling Museum Russell Square – Found out more about the history of the Foundling Hospital Charity which was created with the intent to educate  young, exposed and deserted children, similar to the Ragged School. Open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm, and the museum is closed on Mondays.
  • Charles Dickens Museum Charles Dickens Museum Russell Street – A Museum dedicated to the most famous Victorian writer Charles Dickens, showcasing the house where he lived when he wrote some of his most famous novels including Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby.   Open Monday to Sunday 10am until 5pm
  • The Museum of London Museum of london, Barbican – The Museum has a permanent exhibition called ‘People’s City 1850-1940’s’ which looks at how the expansion of London also created a great divide, as seen in the poverty in the East End. There is also an exciting exhibition containing a replica of a Victorian street, complete with shop windows and ...
  • V&A V&A Museum South Kensington – The World Famous Victoria and Albert Museum have several exhibitions that relate to the Victorian era such as Industrial Revolution and Charles Dickens as well as information on19th Century fashion. Opening Times 10am – 5.45pm daily with the exception of Friday which is 10am – 10pm