Our largest and most fun gallery! It's packed with things for children (and big kids of all ages!) to play with, listen to and watch.
The gallery brings the social history of Barking and Dagenham up to the present day, examining the people and communities, past and present, who have made the Borough what it is now.
Topics covered include:
- famous people
- medicine and health
- the Becontree Estate
- childhood; and
- working lives
Items on display range from the shorts and gloves of local boxing champion Kevin Mitchell, a Dagenham Girl Pipers uniform, Gandhi's spinning wheel, and the smallest matchbox in the world!