We have put together a video guide of what’s going on in the museums and galleries along the East London Line over the Easter holidays. Here’s what’s going on in Tower Hamlets.
A museum very popular with school groups. This restored school for the East End’s poor was originally run by the famous Dr Barnardo. It provides children with a unique insight into what life was like in the Victorian era, and is a very novel way to learn the three Rs!
From March 31 to April 14, this museum celebrating London’s past, present and future, will be holding a series of exciting events exploring some of the toys, hobbies and interests that have shaped the lives of Londoners over the last century. Whether you’re five or 50, there’s bound to be something to intrigue.
This hidden gem is located behind The Royal London Hospital in the former crypt of a fine, late 19th century, early English style church, which has been extensively restored. The museum is divided into three sections, with each chronicling medical developments and significant medical events in the 18th, 19th and 20thcenturies. The building also accommodates the Library of the School of Medicine and Dentistry at Whitechapel, which has some beautiful stained glass windows. Visitors can see this if they prearrange their trip with the Duty Librarian.
The films and photographs of Turner Prize winner Gillian Wearing will be exhibited from March 28, and will explore the paradox of public personas and private lives using fly-on-the-wall documentaries, reality TV and the techniques of theatre.
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