Museum of Croydon

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Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, CR9 1ET
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Mon to Sat 10:30 - 17:00. Temporary exhibitions: Mon to Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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Free

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The Museum of Croydon includes The Riesco Gallery, a stunning collection of Chinese ceramics dating from 2500 BC to the 19th century on display at Croydon Clocktower as well as the Croydon Art Collection containing over 2,000 paintings, prints and drawings. Depictions of local scenes and landmarks are stored alongside prints by Henry Moore and Bridget Riley and paintings by Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore. Some of the collection is online at www.museumofcroydon.com and viewings can be arranged by appointment. They also run temporary exhibitions, often relating to the history of the area, and special events and activities to encourage learning and interaction with the museum. With around 500 interviews with people who have lived, loved and worked in Croydon, the local history is recorded in the aural tradition, with major events and personal experiences as told by local people. You can hear extracts of interviews online or arrange an appointment to listen to full interviews.


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1 Priddys Yard, CR0 | 4 minutes from Museum of Croydon
Just 15 minutes by train to central London and 20 minutes to Gatwick Airport, this budget hotel in Croydon, south of London, is convenient, clean and ... More
Jurys Inn London Croydon
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel from 43 33% off
Wellesley Road, CR0 | 5 minutes from Museum of Croydon
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1 Lansdowne Road, CR9 | 7 minutes from Museum of Croydon
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Bethlem Museum of the Mind
London > Attractions > Museums
Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, BR3 | 3.1 miles from Museum of Croydon
The Museum of the Mind sits at the heart of and tells the history of Bethlem Royal Hospital which was founded in 1247 and continues to ... More
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Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club Church Road, Wimbledon, SW19 | 6.5 miles from Museum of Croydon
Visit the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum for the history and background to the world's favourite tennis tournament and one of the most celebrated venues in London. ... More
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Cuming Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
151 Walworth Road, Southwark, London SE17 | 8.2 miles from Museum of Croydon
The worldwide collection of the Cuming Family accompanies exhibitions on the history of Southwark (from Roman times to the 19th century) in this unique museum. The ... More
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National Trust: Morden Hall Park
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Morden Hall Road, Morden, SM4 | 4.4 miles from Museum of Croydon
It may be in south west London, in the London borough of Merton, but a walk around Morden Hall Park feels like an outing to the ... More
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Horniman Museum
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
100 London Road, SE23 | 5.1 miles from Museum of Croydon
Victorian tea trader Frederick John Horniman collected specimens and artefacts from his travels around the world in the 1860's. His personal collection became the foundation of ... More
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Horniman Aquarium
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 | 5.1 miles from Museum of Croydon
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Croydon Fairfield Halls
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 | 3 minutes from Museum of Croydon
The arts centre at the heart of cultural life in Croydon featuring a concert hall and the Ashcroft Theatre, Fairfield Halls were opened ... More
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Hooting Broadway @ The Selkirk
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Selkirk Road, SW17 | 5 miles from Museum of Croydon
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Polka Children's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
240 The Broadway, SW19 | 5.3 miles from Museum of Croydon
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Simon Carter Crystal Palace
London > Shopping > Menswear
71 Westow Street, SE19 | 3.2 miles from Museum of Croydon
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The Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
1 Calton Avenue, SE21 | 5.5 miles from Museum of Croydon
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Ruskin Square, CR0 | 6 minutes from Museum of Croydon
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
93A George Street, CR9 | 5 minutes from Museum of Croydon
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
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Khyber Indian Restaurant
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284-288 High Street, CR0 | 5 minutes from Museum of Croydon
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Albert's Table
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49b/c South End, Croydon, CR0 | 8 minutes from Museum of Croydon
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Music Everything Ltd
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Parchmore Place, CR7 | 2.2 miles from Museum of Croydon
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Liongate Enterprise Park, 80 Morden Road, CR4 | 3.1 miles from Museum of Croydon
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The Wine and Food Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
93 Hazelbourne Road, SW12 | 5.8 miles from Museum of Croydon
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Covington Way, SW16 | 3.5 miles from Museum of Croydon
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Thicket Road, Penge, SE20 | 3.6 miles from Museum of Croydon
Although Sir Joseph Paxton's Crystal Palace - first erected in Hyde Park for the Great Exhibition of 1851 and moved here a couple of years ... More
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Beckenham Cricket Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Foxgrove Road, BR3 | 4.4 miles from Museum of Croydon
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The Wood House
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The Rosendale
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65 Rosendale Road, SE21 | 4.5 miles from Museum of Croydon
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38 Tooting High Street, SW17 | 4.9 miles from Museum of Croydon
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37 Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19 | 5.9 miles from Museum of Croydon
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30 Acre Lane, SW2 | 6.2 miles from Museum of Croydon
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Brixton Oval, Brixton, London SW2 | 6.2 miles from Museum of Croydon
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Dulwich Picture Gallery
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Gallery Road, SE21 | 5.2 miles from Museum of Croydon
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3-4 Woodhayes Rd, Wimbledon Common, SW19 | 6.5 miles from Museum of Croydon
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