Grown up in the Royal Docks by the Museum of Youth Culture

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Grown up in the Royal Docks by the Museum of Youth Culture

What was it like growing up in the Royal Docks? From first jobs, first loves, family holidays, youth club evenings and Saturday nights out, this project is all about growing up in the Royal Docks.

The Museum of Youth Culture presents Grown up in the Docks, a new community archiving project which aims to document 100 years of being young in the Royal Docks. It will tell the story of growing up in the area using memories, personal photographs, ephemera and oral histories from local residents and other people who grew up or have memories of the Royal Docks over the years.

Grown up in the Docks will shine a light on the often untold history of the youth experience and will preserve an important part of the local heritage.

All memories and information will be gathered together to create an immersive exhibition that will be available to explore at a location in the Royal Docks.

Due to the current restrictions, the exhibition element of this project has been delayed and so the team at the Museum of Youth Culture are still looking for contributions. Do you have memories, photographs or stories from growing up in the Royal Docks? Submit your stories to the Museum of Youth Culture or find out more about the project by emailing

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