The Ragged School Museum is a museum in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The museum was opened in 1990 in the premises of the former Dr Barnardo's Copperfield Road Ragged School. The school opened in 1877 to serve the children of Mile End with a basic education. It was the largest of its kind at the time.
The school was established by the London philanthropist, Thomas Barnardo, in 1876. Barnardo had come over to London from Ireland to train as a doctor. His original career goal was then to work as a missionary abroad. He was, however, greatly affected by the poor living conditions in the East End and, having seen the effects of a cholera epidemic that left over 3,000 people dead, he decided to do good works in London instead and started his involvement with the Ragged School movement.
When we were here last. We held vigils in different parts of the building. Some geusts claimed to sense a spirits, including a old woman, a teacher and in the basement area young childen who were able to light a ball up(see video). others in the group claimed to sense things,getting hot then cold and a few felt their clothes being pulled.
During the vigils, we would hold a seance and 'call out' to the spirits, asking them to ban on a table, touch someone, move an item as every one was holding hand even move their hands in the air....This is excaly what the spirt did. A glass would move around wildly when enough fingers were placed upon it. We did seem to have a man spirit . He tended tp popped up in most rooms where we performed a ouija-like vigils..
This was the first time we've done this location and it didnt let us or our guests down. We all came away knowing that such events can be genuinely scary for everyone but equally amazing to experience what we did.
Old Ragged School
46-50 Copperfield Rd, London E3 4RR