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The Docklands History Group is the leading history group for the study of the Port of London and the tidal River Thames.  Among its membership are people with a long-standing interest in port and river-history who have published widely on the subject.

The Group holds regular monthly meetings, hosts annual conferences and publishes associated Proceedings

If you would like to join the Group, please Click Here to go to Join Us page.

The conference for 2019 will be: The Medieval Port of London  and will take on Saturday 18th May  at the Museum of London..

Please Click Here to take you to the conference page.

The Group organises an annual seminar for new researchers.  We are currently looking for speakers for our 2019 seminar which will take place in November.


The Docklands History Group is now developing a programme of publications.  The second of these is: London and the Whaling Trade. Copies of our first publication, The Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on Shipbuilding on the Thames are also available.  

For further details on these including how to order and information on other publications please Click Here to go to Publications Page.


The Docklands History Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month except January.  Other than when there are visits to historic sites, the meetings are usually held at: - The Museum of London Docklands, No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road,, London E14 4AL.

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 3rd July  be followed by  the talk “A Very, Very, Naughty Boy – a Late 18th Century London Maritime Tale” by Chris Ellmers, our president.

For full details of the activities for the current year, please Click Here to go to Programme of Events.


The photographs which are displayed in this website are copied from the PLA Collection which is now housed in the Museum of London Docklands

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