London’s Secret Rivers

Museum of London Docklands, Warehouse No.1, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, Canary Wharf, London
0207 001 9844

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
24th May to 27th October 2019
10 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Sun)
Tickets & Cost:
Free. See

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Discover London's historic waterways at the Museum of London Docklands' new exhibition.

Londoners have lived beside the waterways for centuries as they shaped the city and the people within it, inspiring some of our finest artists, authors and poets. Secret Rivers uses artworks, archaeological artefacts, photography, and film to reveal a wide variety of these waterways and explores why many of the rivers, streams and brooks have disappeared over time.

The exhibition includes many previously unseen artefacts unearthed from the River Fleet, hinting at the diverse industrial, economic and religious roles that these rivers played throughout history.


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> Craig’s review of Museum of London Docklands – “You have to be seriously into the history of London to enjoy this place. Try the Museum of London first (for the city's history) and then this one for the river's history, because it concentrates on the docks. Most of the historic wharves around Canary Wharf have long since been bombed and demolished and replaced with skyscrapers and impossibly expensive flats, but th… continued”

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