The Museum of Croydon is linked with Croydon Council’s People department. It is situated in Croydon Clocktower which is an arts and museum complex located on Katharine Street in Croydon, London.
This museum is known for telling the history of Croydon (from 1800 to the present day) via objects, artefacts and stories of the local people of Croydon. It is built on the memories and belongings people have over hundreds of years. They deliver a number of services through their galleries some of which are as follows:
The official Museum of Croydon gallery which displays the story of Croydon through objects and stories of local people.
The Riesco Gallery which holds the 200 items from the Riesco Collection of Chinese ceramics and Croydon’s Roman and Anglo-Saxon collections.
Exhibition Gallery which has changing displays all the time each one with it’ own unique story.
Research Room which is one that can be quite personal. In this section of the museum you can delve deeper into the history of the collections they have and also discover some history about your family and it’s local community.
If you’re the type of person that enjoys history but don’t like the idea of walking around a museum and reading each bit, The Museum of Croydon have events and activity programmes that enable you to learn about their collection in a fun way.
Admission is free into the museum and is open from 10:30am-5pm Tuesday – Saturday (except public holidays).
Croydon Park Hotel is a short 10 minute walk to the museum making it the perfect base for you to go and immerse yourself in the stories of Croydon’s history.
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