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Pirates: The Captain Kidd Story

Exhibition preview

FROM Treasure Island to Pirates of the Caribbean, piracy has long been an inspiration for books, television and films.

Now, in a major exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands – Pirates: The Captain Kidd Story – families and adults can discover the real pirates who ruled our seas over 300 years ago.

Original artefacts, archaeological finds and hands-on interactives will reveal London’s links with piracy dating back to the 17th century, including the capital’s gruesome history as a place of execution for pirates.

Through maps, letters and illustrations, visitors can follow the true story of the infamous Captain Kidd, who met his end at Wapping’s Execution Dock, passing into legend to shape our ideas of pirates today.

The exhibition runs until October 30, 2011.

Tickets: Adult £7 (£6 advance booking), Child/concession £5 (£4 advance booking), Under 5s FREE. Flexible family tickets are also available.

Museum of London Docklands, West India Quay, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4AL