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Islington Museum, London

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Islington Museum is a public museum dedicated to the history of the London Borough of Islington
Islington Museum opened in May 2008, funded by a £1million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The museum, which replaced a previous museum at Islington Town Hall, is owned and operated by Islington Council. It is located in the basement of Finsbury Library.
The museum houses a gallery covering nine themes on local and social history: childhood, food and drink, fashion, leisure, healthcare, radicals, caring, home and wartime. Amongst the items on display are a bust of Vladimir Lenin, who lived and worked in Clerkenwell, and some of the book covers defaced by Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell.
The museum has a regular programme of temporary exhibitions, including visiting displays and displays from its own collections. The museum also hosts talks, walks and children's events. There is also an education room which is used for visits by schools and other groups.
Admission is free. The museum is fully accessible for wheelchair users but there is no accessible parking. An induction loop is available.
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  • went to see Echoes of Holloway Prison - very well curated, emotive and educational exhibition. amazed this place is free of charge and right on the doorstep of so many Londoners. Looking forward to th...  more »
  • If you live in Islington make sure you visit this wonderful free museum. Learnt so much about the history of the area. The exhibits are modern and there are some very interesting objects. Spent about ...  more »
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  • My council from I live love help my community
  • Cute place, went to drag queen story time which was great
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