The Museum of Croydon is a brilliant, award-winning, fun place to spend a couple of hours and to discover the real history of Croydon.
Use the touchscreen computers to explore displays and learn about the lives and experiences of people who have lived or worked in Croydon.
Follow our fun Family Trail, exploring the galleries with Iggy the iguana. You can press buttons on the touchscreen computers to choose and listen to different stories. Why not use the building blocks to build a 1930s house?
Riesco Gallery of Chinese Ceramics is a stunning collection of Chinese ceramics dating from 2500 BC to the 19th century. High points include amazing Tang dynasty tomb models and beautiful Ming dynasty bowls. The collection was left to the London Borough of Croydon by local businessman Raymond Riesco.
Families at the Riesco Gallery can enjoy touch dragon-themed soft toys, play with the building blocks, puppets, colouring sheets, puzzles, word searches, reading books and of course hunt for the beautiful ceramics decorated with dragons!
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Museum of Croydon
Katharine Street`CroydonLondonCR9 1ET
- +44 (0)20 8253 1022
- Accessible Bathroom Facilities
- Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
- Accessible Communication Facilities
- Hearing loop system
- Access into the Building
- Full, non-assisted wheelchair access
- Access Inside Building Facilities
- Accessible lift
- Payment Facilities
- Free entry
This Museum of Croydon is very small but it's rather interesting still. It is probably better for adults as there isn't enough interaction or vibrant things for kids to look at or touch. It has quite a cool chronological order of London which can be viewed and it's quite interesting to see things in order and learn more as well as pick up new information you didn't know before! This museum can...more
To say I'm a Museum Nut is like asking whether penguins like the cold. The fact that I have one right on my doorstep - the Museum of Croydon, is in my eyes, yet another gold star for living in Croydon.
The Museum is currently headlined by Beyond Skin. This exhbition is part of Stories of the World, one of several community projects at the heart of the London 2012 Cultural...more