Museum of Croydon

Museum of Croydon 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.

Operating as usual


Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:30 - 17:00
Thursday 10:30 - 17:00
Friday 10:30 - 17:00
Saturday 10:30 - 17:00




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