Museum Of Croydon

Photo of the 1800 - 1899 gallery, showing the timeline and display cases. Photograph by Tim Soar.
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The Museum of Croydon is built on the fascinating objects and stories of the people who have lived, loved and worked in Croydon.

The displays cover the history of Croydon from 1800 to the present day, with changing exhibitions in our Croydon NOW area and temporary exhibition gallery.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Archive

Opening hours

Museum of Croydon Galleries:Tues-Sat 10.30-17.00

Closed: Sun, Mon
Bank Holidays
For Christmas and New Year opening hours, please see www.museumofcroydon.com

Admission charges

Museum of Croydon, Exhibition Gallery & Riesco Galleries: Free

Additional info

The Museum of Croydon is located in Croydon Clocktower,

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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Grange Wood revisited, Heathfield remembered

  • 26 January 2016 — 21 January 2017 *on now

In spring 2016, the Museum of Croydon looks back at the collection from Grange Wood, as the first recognised council museum for Croydon. On display are a selection of objects from this former museum as well as information as to where its collections are now...

The original home of the Riesco collection was Heathfield House, in this exhibition we will look back at the history of the house and its many residents over the years.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Free

Blasts from the Past Exhibition

Blasts from the Past exhibition

  • 19 April 2016 — 15 April 2017 *on now

‘Blasts from the past’, is a Museum of Croydon, Croydon NOW exhibition, celebrating 21 years of exhibitions at Croydon Clocktower.

Between 1995 and 2011, Croydon Clocktower’s Exhibition Gallery hosted 38 major exhibitions. Three exhibitions were held each year and were visited by a total of nearly 350,000 people. 'Blasts from the past' will use objects, archive collections, ephemera and people’s memories to recreate this contribution to Croydon’s cultural scene.
The first exhibition in the newly opened cultural venue was ‘Cock and Bull Stories: A Picasso Bestiary’ which opened on 3 March 1995. It was visited by 26,739 people in its 10 week run and proved to be the most visited exhibition at the Clocktower

Suitable for

  • Any age
Your paintings our favourites logo

Your paintings our favourites

  • 17 May — 1 October 2016 *on now

‘Your paintings our favourites’ features 16 ‘fixed’ works from the Croydon art collection, as well as up to 9 works in a ‘monthly favourites’ section.

The Museum of Croydon’s Front of house volunteers selected the works on display and told us why they chose these works.

The exhibition encourages everyone to enjoy the range of works included in the Croydon art collection. We also want people to form an opinion on the type of art they like or dislike as part of the wider debate about culture in Croydon.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Make your own Orrery

  • 1 October 2016 11am-4pm

Be inspired by Blasts from the Past exhibition to create your own solar system orrery!

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

Free!

Black History Month Trail

  • 22 October 2016 11am-4pm

Explore the galleries and find out about people from Croydon and their stories in the Museum!

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

Free

Addiscombe Military Cadet Hat

  • 26 October 2016 11am-4pm

Fall in! Join us to create your own 4D Military Cadet Hat.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

Free

Snake Bookmarks

  • 27 October 2016 11am-4pm

Create your own Slithering snake bookmark!

Admission

Free

Create your own ceramic drawing

  • 29 October 2016 11am-4pm

Be inspired by the beautiful ceramics on display in the Riesco Gallery to design your own drawing!

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 0-4
  • 5-6

Admission

Free

Parliament Week Trail

  • 12 November 2016 11am-4pm

Explore the gallery and find out about the people who changed history from Croydon!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Free

Fire at the Palace!

  • 26 November 2016 11am-4pm

Learn about the destruction of the Crystal Palace on 30 November 1936 and create your own picture to commemorate that fateful day.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Make a draught board!

  • 10 December 2016 11am-4pm

The Canteen Clubs for Soldiers and Sailors were established in December 1916. Join in the fun and create your own draught board!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Christmas Cards

  • 17 December 2016 11am-4pm

Step out of the cold and design your own Christmas Cards.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Free

Museum Of Croydon
Croydon Clocktower
Katharine Street
Croydon
Surrey
CR9 1ET
England

Website

View our collections online and find out about current exhibitions and events.

www.museumofcroydon.com

E-mail

General Enquiries

museum@croydon.gov.uk

Education, Schools & Group Bookings

museumeducation@croydon.gov.uk

Telephone

General Enquiries

020 8253 1022

Museum Education Team

020 8253 1023

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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