The Museum in Docklands opened its doors in 2002 and is in an early-19th century warehouse, originally built to store sugar, molasses and rum.
The museum shows the history of London's river, port and it's people The story goes from Roman times, through medieval times to it's role as the home port of the British Empire, the bombings of WWII and it's recent regeneration.
Although designed to educate, it is for all ages, using artifacts, models, film projection and oral tapes to relate the story.
Features include a re-creation of the Rhinebeck Panorama, depicting the upper Pool of London around 1810, and a 20 foot model of Old London Bridge. Life-like dock street scenes of 1675 and 1827, with sounds and smells, bring the story to life.
Special exhibitions held. The museum has a shop, cafe and restaurant.