Ragged School, London – Halloween 2019

Ragged School Museum London
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Ragged School Museum @ Halloween with Haunted Houses Events. 


Deep In the heart of London’s historic East End is the Ragged School Museum. An atmospheric Grade II listed building and known by many to be VERY HAUNTED.

This dark and sinister building is said to instil fear into the most hardened of ghost hunters, where it is not uncommon for people to depart before the end. The ghostly inhabitants are said to be tormented by anger and despair. We advise all to really keep their wits about them here, and never be alone – unless you have spiritual protection and feeling really brave.

Your ghost Haunted Houses Ghost Hunt at The Ragged School, London, will see you exploring this location in the dark when everybody else you know has gone to bed. On your ghost hunt you will be able to experience glass divination, table tipping and a group human pendulum experiment. Plus, for those comfortable enough Ouija boards will also be available for you to use. All to aid your communication with the dead.

You will also have a whole host of the most up-to-date ghost hunting gadgets to use whilst you carry out your ghost hunt. Taking part in spirit callouts, inviting spirits to interact with the environment being measured by the equipment, then wait and see what happens.

Haunted Houses Events likes to work in small teams to give you the very best experience possible. For the very, very brave – lone vigils (ghost hunting in a room all alone) are very popular and opportunities to do so will be given – But be warned! Doing so in the basement should only be for our more hardened investigators.

About this ghost hunt:

  • This is a real ghost hunt experience
  • There is no faking or trickery
  • Ghost hunting is in personal groups
  • White light protection and grounding at the start
  • An introduction to ghost hunting techniques and equipment if required
  • Psychic and scientific experiments throughout the night
  • Lone vigils in the dark for the very brave
  • Full hands-on use of the equipment
  • Unlimited hot and cold drinks, crisps and biscuits throughout the night
  • Group discussion of findings at the end
  • Friendly, knowledgeable and experienced hosts.

Please note:

  • This location has no sleeping facilities
  • Street parking only. Fees may apply
  • This location is not suitable for wheelchair users sorry
  • All attendees must be 18 years or older
  • Not suitable for pregnant ladies
  • Guests may bring personal midnight snacks
  • This is a dark location, all attendees must bring a torch with them
  • All attendees are expected to wear sensible shoes and warm layered clothing
  • Paranormal Activity can never be guaranteed.


Many strange happenings have been reported at The Ragged School Museum in London by both guests and staff.

It has often been reported that disembodied voices, laughter and cries have been heard to echo throughout from empty rooms, Other audible sounds heard include loud bangs, running footsteps and the slamming of doors resonating throughout.

150 years ago, the Ragged School was used to educate the poorest East End children, and Victorian treatment of the thousands of children who passed through it’s doors was cruel. Many would of suffered in the name of discipline. It is said that the spirits of some of these children refused to leave, wandering the corridors of this sinister building until their time to move on arrives.

Strange coloured lights like fireflies are seen to dart about the darkened rooms, and the apparition of a lonely figure has been said to wander the basement area, and when you least expect to see it.

Those lucky enough to conduct a ghost hunt at the Ragged School are said to see the world we live in very differently once they leave, leaving no doubt to many that the Ragged School is indeed – Haunted!


Converted from three warehouses in 1871 by Dr. Barnardo to become the largest ragged school in London. The buildings have remained relatively unchanged since they were built. Miraculously they survived the Blitz and the redevelopments of the post war era.

Dr. Barnardo came to London from Ireland in 1866 and discovered a city that was full of poverty, and the children who had parents with limited means had no access to education. On seeing this he gave up his medical training becoming a missionary – opening his first Ragged School giving children a basic education for free.

When the Ragged school closed in 1908 after the opening of government funded schools, the three buildings that made up the Ragged School were used for warehousing due to its proximity to the Regent’s canal.

Surviving the Blitz, the Ragged School was eventually marked for demolition in the 1980’s. It was only by a group of locals wishing to preserve their heritage was the buildings saved and the Ragged Museum Trust was born, opening its doors to the public in 1990.

The Ragged school was modelled on it’s Victorian past, including a classroom which is still used today that demonstrates Victorian schooling from over 100 years ago to the children of today.

The Ragged School is now a museum that allows you sit at the school desks, sit in the tin bath and experience what life was like for the Victorian poor of the East End of London.

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