Islington Museum

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Islington Museum
Islington Museum
Islington Museum
Islington Museum is located in Central London
Islington Museum
Location within Central London
Established 2008; 9 years ago (2008)
Location Finsbury Library
London, EC1
United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°31′35″N 0°06′16″W / 51.526486°N 0.104553°W / 51.526486; -0.104553
Type Local authority museum
Public transit access London Underground Angel
London Underground National Rail Farringdon
Website Islington Heritage Services

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.[1] 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.[1]

Exhibitions and events[edit]

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.[2] There is also an education room which is used for visits by schools and other groups.

Admission and access[edit]

Admission is free. The museum is fully accessible for wheelchair users but there is no accessible parking. An induction loop is available.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Anon (8 May 2008). "New museum dedicated to Islington past and present". Islington Gazette. p. 16. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "What's on". Islington Heritage Services events and exhibitions pages. Islington Heritage Services. Retrieved 28 Sep 2013. 

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