The Museum of Croydon is a museum located inside the Croydon Clocktower arts facility. It is in Central Croydon, London Borough of Croydon, England. The museum is stated to be a lifetime museum, which showcases historical and stylish artefacts which were derived from the borough. The Museum is part of Croydon Council.
The museum opened on the second floor of the Croydon Clocktower in 2006 and entrance to the galleries is free. Many of the exhibitions at the museum are hands on.
The Museum of Croydon has a varying range of different aspects of the history of Croydon and the surrounding areas. It incorporates the Riesco Gallery with a collection of Chinese pottery and ceramics, and exhibits about the important black composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875–1912) who lived most of his life in Croydon. The Riesco Gallery, located on the lower ground floor of the Croydon Clocktower, features Roman and Anglo-Saxon collections and a collection of Chinese ceramics, and is part of the Museum of Croydon.
The museum includes items that the local IKEA in Purley Way sold when it first opened, such as furniture and catalogues. It also contains rare artefacts from the local football club, Crystal Palace, such as Peter Taylor's contract.
The museum has exhibitions for young people to voice and direct their opinion, so many other people can come and see their work.
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Museum Of Croydon Reviews
The Museum of Croydon is a small but very interesting museum. There are many artefacts from Croydon and the surrounding areas. There is an excellent touchscreen description of the exhibits and... more »
We had a lovely family visit to the Museum of Croydon. An unexpected delight with kids activities, cafe, library visit and a wonderful exhibition with artefacts from the past which provided a great... more »
Really interesting display about the development and evolution of Croydon. Well worth a visit. The café in the building is very good, and good value for money. Excellent coffee!!
I grew up around Croydon, and was intrigued to see what the Museum of Croydon had to offer. In line with several of the other TripAdvisor reviews for it, I was really impressed by the museum and everything it had to offer. The museum staff went out of their way to make your visit as pleasant as possible, and the exhibits were informative and very well presented. Even though I don't live that close by, I plan to make a return visit soon.
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