About the Museum of Croydon

The Museum exists to collect, conserve and interpret Croydon's cultural heritage, so that everyone can take part in creative and enjoyable learning experiences:

The Borough Archive

Contains over 1000 archive collections relating to the London Borough of Croydon, its predecessor bodies and the diverse community it now serves.

Museum of Croydon gallery

Tells the story of Croydon from 1800 to the present day, through objects and stories of local people.

Riesco Gallery

Home to the 200 items from the Riesco Collection of Chinese ceramics and Croydon's Roman and Anglo-Saxon collections.

Exhibition Gallery

Changing displays of works from the Borough Art Collection.

Research Room

The place to go to find out more about our collections and discover the history of your family, house or local community.

Events & activities programme

We also run a fun and interactive programme of events, activities & special projects to encourage local people to enjoy and learn from our collections.

Learning & access

As part of our learning service we offer object handling sessions for schools and community groups. Our team are also engaged in many community outreach projects seeking to forge partnerships and make links between our work and peoples' everyday lives.

For further details, please follow us on Twitter @museumofcroydon or find us on instagram.