Museum Of Croydon, Croydon

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The Museum of Croydon is a museum located inside the Croydon Clocktower arts facility. It is in Central Croydon, London Borough of Croydon, England. The museum is stated to be a lifetime museum, which showcases historical and stylish artefacts which were derived from the borough. The Museum is part of Croydon Council.The museum opened on the second floor of the Croydon Clocktower in 2006 and entrance to the galleries is free. Many of the exhibitions at the museum are hands on.ContentsThe Museum of Croydon has a varying range of different aspects of the history of Croydon and the surrounding areas. It incorporates the Riesco Gallery with a collection of Chinese pottery and ceramics, and exhibits about the important black composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875–1912) who lived most of his life in Croydon. The Riesco Gallery, located on the lower ground floor of the Croydon Clocktower, features Roman and Anglo-Saxon collections and a collection of Chinese ceramics, and is part of the Museum of Croydon.The museum includes items that the local IKEA in Purley Way sold when it first opened, such as furniture and catalogues. It also contains rare artefacts from the local football club, Crystal Palace, such as Peter Taylor's contract.The museum has exhibitions for young people to voice and direct their opinion, so many other people can come and see their work.
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  • This is a charming little museum. Local histories are told through a series of objects with text and audio. I like that it tells the stories of ordinary people from Croydon.  more »
  • We stumbled upon this museum while visiting croydon. It's a very nice little museum. A lot of time was put into this place each item on display had some sort of interactive feature. It went from the 1...  more »
  • It's situated in the landmark Croydon clock tower building which was once the Town Hall but has since become a 'multi-functional arts facility' which means, in practice, it houses a substantial librar...  more »
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  • Small but contains some great history. Knowledgeable staff to help if needed.
  • Limited exhibits since the Tory council sold off a lot of China to fund Fairfield Halls refurbishment.
  • Considering its free, worth popping in. I wouldn't recommend going out of your way for it, but if you're bored/passing, drop in. It's easy to spend only 5-20 minutes in and get a fair amount of enjoyment out of seeing some history and quirky items.
  • Interesting place to visit
  • great to see if you are near by. you will find very interesting to find all that stuffs about Croydon!

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