Ragged School Ghost Hunt London


Ragged School Ghost Hunt

Event Date | TBC

Event Price | £55.00 per person
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Join Haunted Evenings as we enter the most haunted school in the UK!….The building in which you’ll now find The Ragged School Museum, once housed London’s largest Victorian School for poor children in the East End of London. Established in 1877 by Dr Barnardo, his mission was to provide a place of education for under-privileged children at a time where schooling was otherwise not available for the poor and destitute. Step back in time as you enter these canal-side warehouses and test your bravery as you join Haunted Evenings on a ghost hunt experience like no other!. Using traditional alongside modern techniques, the team will guide you through several activities in the quest to capture who still haunts here after dark.  People entering the old school have experienced disturbing cries, bangs, heavy footsteps as well as seeing ghost sightings of children. Many refuse to return after their experiences. It appears this really may not be for the faint-hearted!

 History of ragged schools

In 1866 Thomas Barnardo moved to London to pursue a career in medicine, his mission soon shifted in light of his exposure to horrifying inner city poverty in the East End of London. Faced with increasing overcrowding, where disease was rife and many of the population destitute, Barnardo opened his first school in 1867. In 1877 he opened up a further “ragged school” to provide children in the area an opportunity of an education. The Barnardo’s Copperfield Road Free School (where the Museum now operates) served thousands of children in the 31 years it was open, closing in 1908 when provisions for other schools were finally opened in the area by the government.  After the buildings use as a ragged school, the building was used as warehouses until, facing near demolition, a group of locals formed the Ragged School Museum Trust in 1990 to safeguard the buildings heritage and provide a forever reminder of Victorian schooling.

What’s Included on this event?

  • Access to all available areas of the Ragged School Museum, to include the Victorian classroom, kitchen and several gallery areas
  • Walk around with the lights on before the fun begins!
  • Jam packed night of ghost hunting in all areas listed using different techniques (see “What’s Included” tab below for full details)
  • Full use of all the latest paranormal equipment
  • Complimentary Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate and soft drinks
  • Complimentary light snacks

Event Dates


Event times | 9.30pm-03.00am
Entry time | 9.15pm

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Full Price: £55.00



*Guests must be 18+
*Deposits are strictly non-refundable / non-transferable
*Remaining balances refundable up until 4 weeks before
*No alcohol / illegal substances allowed prior to or during the event
*Guests must bring a torch and wear sensible shoes
*Location may not be suitable for people with mobility difficulties


What happens after I’ve booked my place?

You will receive an order confirmation email once you have successfully placed your order. This is your proof of purchase as we do not send tickets out for our events, instead we operate a Guest List system. On receiving your order you will be automatically added to our guest list.
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What's Included

*Welcome Meeting with complimentary refreshments (Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks)

*Walk round of the location with the lights on, pointing out places of interest.

*Guests will then be split into smaller groups to carry out small vigils

*Equipment Vigil. Guests will investigate an area using all the latest paranormal equipment. We will show you how to use all the devices, from thermal imaging cameras to listening devices. We will also see what we capture using voice and video recorders.

* Communication Boards. Guests will move on to another area and use techniques on the Ouija board, Yes|No boards. Equipment will also be available for guests to use during the session.

* Victorian Vigil. Guests will move on to another area and will have a go at using old and new techniques such as Table Tipping, Human Pendulums. We will also carry out EVP experiments, alongside these more traditional style investigations.

* Lone Vigils. Guests brave enough will be given time to re-visit areas of the location unaccompanied. Armed with walkie talkie contact with the team, guests can take any available equipment and conduct their own vigils.

*Group Vigil. Guests wanting to stay close to the team, will finish off the night carrying out a final vigil in the most active part of the location, using the technique that had the best response.

*Complimentary tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks will be available throughout the event.

Location / Map

Ragged School Museum
46-50 Copperfield Road
E3 4RR

Event Review / Spoiler!


Built alongside the Regent’ Canal in the heart of London is a former warehouse which, in 1877, became Dr Barnardo’s 2nd school for severely underprivileged children in the East End up until it’s closure in 1908. Avoiding the typical conversion into flats that now completely surround the area, the Ragged School Museum remains as was, a step back in time with 4 floors of pretty much untouched building to explore. Last night, the crew entered this Victorian school museum once more and opened the doors to many a first time ghost hunter, all willing to investigate the unknown!

So in essence, what did we experience?

Shadows, orbs, cold spots, sickness and audible whispers were just some of the reported experiences felt by guests last night……..

Equipment : Last nights communication pretty much all came from through via traditional methods, with just a couple of small kit moments. On the middle floor, rempods triggered twice and just one k2 hit occurred from on top of a desk where earlier, team member Neil had picked up on a little boy – interesting!. 2 separate orbs were seen via the SLS camera in the old classroom, one shooting towards the blackboard, a second appeared to move from the board to a team members hand which prompted a quick fb live! (watch here). A guest also filmed an orb move around a couple of effected people during the human pendulum.

Traditional : Certainly spirits preferred mode of communication last night was via traditional methods with all groups experiencing some level of contact via ouija boards, human pendulums and dowsing rods. Some guests felt sickness during one pendulum and impressive unexplainable cold spots were felt by guests during heightened activity.
A strong character named William followed group 3 around the building and whilst child spirits were detected, a more dominant male was also sensed in one of the upper rooms, exactly as had been reported on previous investigations. A shadow was seen in the basement during group 1’s ouija board session moments before connecting with a personal family member.

EVP’s : Although not many were decipherable, voices were still picked up on in response to questions, suggesting spirit were present. One implying they wanted us to “leave” during one call out and a possible “get back” and “goodbye” in other sessions

We thoroughly enjoyed the nature of last nights haunted evening, with everyone entering into this old historic building with a positive approach . Patience and persistence shown, results came forward and we couldn’t have asked for a nicer bunch of people to investigate alongside.

Thanks for the feedback!…..

“It was great guys! Thank you! I cannot believe we actually spoke with my grandad, you helped us do that! Thank you xx” 28.09.19 M.Haley Source:facebook

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