Migration Museum at The Workshop

Migration story discs filled in by visitors to the Migration Museum at The Workshop, London

The Migration Museum at The Workshop shines a light on the many ways that the movement of people to and from Britain across the ages has shaped who we are – as individuals, as communities, and as a nation – through exhibitions, events and education workshops.

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Opening hours

Thursday 12-8pm
Friday-Sunday 12-6pm

Admission charges


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Egbert Cornwall's desk, part of the Migration Museum's Room to Breathe exhibition

Room to Breathe

  • 1 November 2018 — 28 July 2019 *on now

Room to Breathe is a new immersive exhibition inviting you to discover and explore personal stories from generations of new arrivals to Britain.

In the face of the external ‘hostile environment’ and fierce debates about immigration policy, Room to Breathe invites you into the intimate personal and communal spaces created by people starting new lives in Britain. Journey through a series of rooms – from a bedroom to a classroom, a kitchen to a barber’s shop – in which unique personal stories of creating a home, finding work, navigating hardships and making friends are brought to life through audio, films, photographs and personal objects.

By opening drawers, picking objects off shelves, pulling up a chair at the kitchen table or sitting at a school desk, visitors will discover stories from over 100 people who have created new lives in Britain. These include Windrush-era arrivals from the Caribbean, NHS workers from across the world, refugee arrivals from the 1930s to the present day, as well as chefs, students, artists, teachers, entrepreneurs and musicians.

Visitors will be invited to make these spaces their own by creating art and contributing stories and objects. The exhibition will also serve as a setting for residencies by refugee and migrant artists, as well as a varied programme of events and activities, from cookery classes to flash performances, storytelling evenings to art and craft workshops.

Suitable for

  • Any age





Migration Museum at The Workshop
26 Lambeth High Street




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