Ragged School Museum

Ragged School Museum Experience the life of the Victorian poor at the Ragged School Museum, Bow, East London - once run as a free school by Dr Barnardo. You can also follow us at http://www.twitter.com/raggedschool
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Operating as usual

28/04/2020
Pavel and Samson's 2.6 Challenge

Carrying on our 2.6 Challenge, the wonderful Pavel Kolesnikov and Samson Tsoy contributed with this enchanting piece from Rachmaninov's Opus 26.
A note from Pavel:
Our CHALLENGE 2.6: “singing about love without words”.
We’ve arranged for 4 hands this miracle of a song, Rachmaninov’s “By my window” from Op.26 (of course!). It’s about intoxicating fragrance of a bird-cherry in bloom - we’ve spotted one a few steps away from our place! Please enjoy and donate to the wonderful @RaggedSchoolMuseum. Our next Ragged Music Festival will take place Oct 2-4 2020!
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You can still donate to help us raise vital funds for the Museum, via the link, just search Ragged School Museum.
https://twopointsixchallenge.justgiving.com/donate

Thanks to everyone who has already donated!

Thank you to everyone who took part and contributed to our 2.6 Challenge yesterday to raise vital funds for the museum i...
27/04/2020
The 2.6 Challenge - Save the UK's Charities

Thank you to everyone who took part and contributed to our 2.6 Challenge yesterday to raise vital funds for the museum in this time of lockdown. We are so grateful for all of your hard work and donations! Head over to our Instagram page to see everything we got up to.
https://twopointsixchallenge.justgiving.com/donate
There is still time to donate if you wish, by following the link and searching Ragged School Museum.
Thank you!

Take on the 2.6 Challenge and save the UK's Charities

24/04/2020
2.6 Challenge- Save the UKs Charities

RSM staff will be taking part to raise vital fund for the Museum, lost due to Coronavirus. Please donate via the link or create your own challenge to get fundraising yourself! Thanks in advance!

This Sunday 26th April RSM will be taking part in the 2.6 Challenge to raise vital funds for the museum that have been l...
24/04/2020
The 2.6 Challenge - Save the UK's Charities

This Sunday 26th April RSM will be taking part in the 2.6 Challenge to raise vital funds for the museum that have been lost due to Coronavirus.
Help us raise vital funds for the Museum by completing a challenge to raise money. Your challenge doesn’t need to be big, this could be something as simple as pledging to run 2.6 miles as your daily exercise to doing 26 minutes of yoga, or juggling for 26 minutes (or maybe just 2.6 minutes) non-stop.

Any money that you raise can be donated to the central pot via our Just Giving page here: https://twopointsixchallenge.justgiving.com/get-involved Just search Ragged School Museum.
Please share this link with your supporters.
All money raised will be divided proportionally to all the charities involved so you will not only be helping the Museum but charities across the country. The more money we raise, the more we will receive.

Spread the word by posting photos or video of your challenge with the official hashtag #twopointsixchallenge and tag us @raggedschoolmuseum and help us re-open the Museum doors.

Our good friends and renowned pianists Pavel Kolesnikov and Samson Tsoy will be contributing with 26 minutes of heavenly playing and our Learning Officer Jennie will be Hula Hooping for 2.6 hours! If you’re confined to being indoors what about knitting, drawing, playing the drums on tin cans, or like our Director Erica Davies, attempting to stroke the cats!

The 2.6 Challenge is open to anyone of any age – the only requirement is that the activity must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.

Good Luck Challengers!

Take on the 2.6 Challenge and save the UK's Charities

20/03/2020

The Museum is currently closed due to the COVID-19 situation. A full statement will be up on out website later today.
Stay safe, RSM x

Check out these wonderful photos of The Gower School visiting Miss Perkins this week! We love it! Thanks for visiting gu...
04/10/2019

Check out these wonderful photos of The Gower School visiting Miss Perkins this week! We love it! Thanks for visiting guys!

This week the Year Five and Six children visited the Ragged School which Dr Barnardo opened in 1877! They saw a Victorian kitchen and looked at many different household items. The children were then split into five groups and had to use their knowledge to find out what different items were used for. There was a shoe last, an iron holder, a hot water bottle, curling tongs and a laundry tool to clean clothes. They also got to experience a Victorian time classroom with Miss Perkins. The children were put through a very strict lesson. She checked to see if their hands were clean, they had to write with chalk using only their right hands and also had to solve some maths problems. Miss Perkins' motto was 'children should be seen and not heard'.

Thanks Samson, Pavel, Elina, Aurelien, Tamsin, Emma, Ann and Nathaniel, you were all exquisite!
19/09/2019
Ragged Music Festival – a new use for an old and venerable school – Michael Church's blog

Thanks Samson, Pavel, Elina, Aurelien, Tamsin, Emma, Ann and Nathaniel, you were all exquisite!

Ragged Music Festival – a new use for an old and venerable school Posted on September 18, 2019September 18, 2019 by Michael Church Ragged Music Festival, Copperfield Road, East London Beating a path through the back streets of Tower Hamlets, I find myself at a stunningly good chamber concert. It b...

Come and join us next weekend as the Museum takes on a new role as a concert venue! World class musicians Pavel Kolesnik...
07/09/2019

Come and join us next weekend as the Museum takes on a new role as a concert venue! World class musicians Pavel Kolesnikov and Samson Tsoy have put together a wonderful programme of three concerts for us and we cant wait to hear it! Tickets are still available from the Museum website: https://www.raggedschoolmuseum.org.uk/2019/08/13/ragged-music-festival/

We're finally on Instagram! Come over and follow @raggedschoolmuseum for more news, events and behind the scenes info!
07/09/2019

We're finally on Instagram! Come over and follow @raggedschoolmuseum for more news, events and behind the scenes info!

We are getting ready for our FREE Summer Holiday Family Activities! There is still time to join us as a Family Learning ...
29/07/2019
Volunteering - The Ragged School Museum

We are getting ready for our FREE Summer Holiday Family Activities! There is still time to join us as a Family Learning Volunteer if your are interested tinyurl.com/y2h4xevl

The museum is indebted to its team of wonderful volunteers and we are regularly looking to recruit more helpful folk.   Education Programme Volunteers During term time the museum runs a lively programme of educational activities for schools. We require regular volunteers to assist with the delivery...

You did it! Thank you to our wonderful donors who have EXCEEDED our fundraising goal of £5000. This will be matched by t...
18/06/2019

You did it! Thank you to our wonderful donors who have EXCEEDED our fundraising goal of £5000. This will be matched by the Childhood Trust, giving us £10000 to keep our fantastic family activities going over the Summer Holidays! THANK YOU ALL!

We are just £190 away from our fundraising target of £10,000! Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. If you haven...
17/06/2019

We are just £190 away from our fundraising target of £10,000! Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. If you haven't, you have until 6pm tonight to have your donation matched by the Childhood Trust. https://tinyurl.com/y4v6swdn

The Childhood Trust’s main goal is alleviate the impact of childhood poverty. With the support of the Summer Give and ou...
13/06/2019

The Childhood Trust’s main goal is alleviate the impact of childhood poverty. With the support of the Summer Give and our wonderful donors, the Ragged School Museum will be able to provide events and learning opportunities for children in our area who experience poverty. To learn more about supporting RSM and the Big Give follow the link below!
https://www.thebiggive.org.uk/s/meta-campaign?cId=a051r00001CGEpoAAH#!/

During the Big Give our goal is to raise £5,000, which will be matched by the Childhood Trust! So far we have a generous...
12/06/2019

During the Big Give our goal is to raise £5,000, which will be matched by the Childhood Trust! So far we have a generous group of supporters who have donated £2,500, which means there is only £2,500 left to go! If you would like to help us reach our goal please donate at the link below!
https://www.thebiggive.org.uk/s/meta-campaign?cId=a051r00001CGEpoAAH#!/

The Big Give aims to promote charities and organizations that are important to the community and to inspire people to gi...
11/06/2019

The Big Give aims to promote charities and organizations that are important to the community and to inspire people to give. With the support provided through the Big Give and other donors, we will be able to have our free summer family activities run every Wednesday and Thursday throughout August!
https://www.thebiggive.org.uk/s/meta-campaign?cId=a051r00001CGEpoAAH#!/

Help to fund our Summer Holiday Family Activities Double your Donation from 10th-17th June!For the first time ever the R...
06/06/2019

Help to fund our Summer Holiday Family Activities
Double your Donation from 10th-17th June!

For the first time ever the Ragged School Museum will be taking part in the Big Give’s Summer Give to support our popular Family Learning Holiday Activities right through the summer holidays. A brilliant opportunity to spread the word and raise crucial donations.

More information can be found on our wedbsite:
http://www.raggedschoolmuseum.org.uk/holiday-activities/

The RSM recieves very little public funding and donations are crucial for us to keep our Family Events Free and provide family experiences for everyone. Anything you can give, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated.
Click the link below between 10th-17th June to donate:
https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/summergive#!/

We've just opened up for our Family Learning Holiday Activities. Lots of painting and crafting fun to be had, all about ...
20/02/2019

We've just opened up for our Family Learning Holiday Activities. Lots of painting and crafting fun to be had, all about children's books that feature schools. Open from 10am-5pm, today and tomorrow, no need to book. Don't miss out!

Tomorrow's the start of our Family Learning Holiday Activities. All about children's books that feature schools! So come...
19/02/2019
Holiday Activities - The Ragged School Museum

Tomorrow's the start of our Family Learning Holiday Activities. All about children's books that feature schools! So come down to learn more, all through fun arts and craft activities!
More details: http://www.raggedschoolmuseum.org.uk/holiday-activities/

    Join is this February Half Term for…   SCHOOL BOOKS! Crunchem Hall, Unseen University, Mallory Towers, Hogwarts! To name but a few.   Used by writers for generations as the backdrops to our favourite adventures, schools have always been a place to spark intrigue and ignite the imagination....

Volunteers, we need you! February is nearly here and this means our Holiday Activities Programme is back.  We'll be doin...
23/01/2019
Volunteering - The Ragged School Museum

Volunteers, we need you! February is nearly here and this means our Holiday Activities Programme is back. We'll be doing arts and craft-based activities throughout the coming half term, 20th & 21st February, all about Schools in Children's Literature.
For more details on volunteering, please see: http://www.raggedschoolmuseum.org.uk/support/

The museum is indebted to its team of wonderful volunteers and we are regularly looking to recruit more helpful folk.   Education Programme Volunteers During term time the museum runs a lively programme of educational activities for schools. We require regular volunteers to assist with the delivery...

Tomorrow's the start of our free October Family Learning Holiday Activities, all about Hallowe'en, the Victorian Way! We...
23/10/2018

Tomorrow's the start of our free October Family Learning Holiday Activities, all about Hallowe'en, the Victorian Way! We'll be making clay jack-o'-lanterns, creating Edgar Allan Poe ravens, mixing potions, designing Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde faces, and much more! 10am - 5pm this Weds & Thurs. Don't miss out!

We're gearing up for our October Family Learning Holiday Activities, all about Hallowe'en, the Victorian Way! If you're ...
03/10/2018
Volunteering - The Ragged School Museum

We're gearing up for our October Family Learning Holiday Activities, all about Hallowe'en, the Victorian Way! If you're interested in volunteering, please get in touch. We'll be making clay jack-o'-lanterns, creating Edgar Allan Poe ravens, mixing potions, designing Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde faces, and much more! For details, visit: http://www.raggedschoolmuseum.org.uk/support/

#SharingHeritage for #FAMu2018, National Day of Families at the Museum (Italy). "Small but precious" curiosities like th...
26/09/2018

#SharingHeritage for #FAMu2018, National Day of Families at the Museum (Italy). "Small but precious" curiosities like this shoe last, which were common to ragged schools so that children could mend their shoes. MUSLI - Museo della Scuola e del Libro per l'infanzia FAMu #piccolomaprezioso #EuropeforCulture

In homage to Benjamin Hawkins' Crystal Palace dinosaurs, kids have been designing their own dinosaurs today. #LiquoriceA...
29/08/2018

In homage to Benjamin Hawkins' Crystal Palace dinosaurs, kids have been designing their own dinosaurs today. #LiquoriceAllsortsasaurus #doyouthinkhesaurus

Address

46-50 Copperfield Road
London
E34

The Ragged School Museum is located adjacent to Mile End Park on the towpath of London’s Regent’s Canal, a five to ten minute walk from Mile End Underground station (Central, District and Hammersmith & City lines). It is also well served by bus routes 277, 309, 323, 339, D6, D7 and 25. Closest Rail/DLR is Limehouse. Limited disabled and meter parking is available on Copperfield Road. Coach parking spaces are directly opposite the Museum entrance on Copperfield Road.

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm

Telephone

0208 980 6405

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Wishing all the Ragged School Museum a Happy Museum Day.
Have spend today at the musuen with a small group of girls from 1stLeyton Girls Brigade. We all had a great time - loads of craft activities to do and all they ask for is a donation. Would recommend to children 5 plus - friendly staff
Can I ask what are the kids all waving in this old 'photo is it a book?
Find out more about Victorian life at this event in a Mid Wales spa town
Studying Victorians at The Ragged School Museum
Open for half term fun!