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Islington Museum

245 St. John Street, London EC1V 4NB, England
+44 20 7527 2837
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Total gem for local residents

If you live in Islington make sure you visit this wonderful free museum. Learnt so much about the... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Christina M
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London, United Kingdom
|A rare glimpse into a the Past - A once in a Life Time Opportunity

I've just returned from a visit to the Islington Museum to see an exhibition of book covers and a... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Mr_Global_Roamer
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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12 Aug 2017
“Total gem for local residents”
2 Feb 2017
“|A rare glimpse into a the Past - A once in a Life Time Opportunity”
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245 St. John Street, London EC1V 4NB, England
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

If you live in Islington make sure you visit this wonderful free museum. Learnt so much about the history of the area. The exhibits are modern and there are some very interesting objects. Spent about 30 minutes, and then 5 for the exhibition.

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

I've just returned from a visit to the Islington Museum to see an exhibition of book covers and a piece of art-work by created by Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell (Writer Joe Orton (1933-67) and his partner and mentor Kenneth Halliwell (1926-67) were each sentenced...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2016

Small, well done. Great local/ family history place with the library above for research. Friendly staff. Permanent as well as changing exhibits. Books and postcards for sale

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Reviewed 12 November 2016

In the basement below the library in St John Street. Good review of the areas that make up modern Islington. Informative displays, good bookshop. Easily missed but well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 17 November 2015

In this museum they have ancient tools(2000 BC). They also have a section for the children during the world war 2. They also have detail about: pub theatres, Collins Music Hall, the cinema craze, football, leisure, wartime, world war one, The Islington workhouse, work and...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

I passed by it - I thought: this might be interesting. It wasn't. It's dreary, blandly curated, uninformative,doesn't seem to cover anything at all about Clerkenwell - the area in which it's situated - and makes odd little attempts at multicultural political correctness and the...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2014

Decided to visit this museum http://www.whatsfreeinlondon.co.uk/islington_museum.html as it appeared on Free London Museums website:-http://www.whatsfreeinlondon.co.uk/free_london_museums.html?utm_expid=65396110-0.UrsLZvflTM-8oJLWaLogTg.0&utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.whatsfreeinlondon.co.uk%2Findex.html and was in an area of London not previously visited. A nice little walk from Angel tube station on St John Street. Although not at all big, there was a nice...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2013

The Islington Museum has moved from the town hall to a basement under Finsbury Library.Rather in the back of beyond.My reason for visiting was the Arsenal exhibition.There is some irony in this exhibition in that not only were local people opposed to the club moving...More

Thank wingate
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Reviewed 21 February 2013

its a very small museum and there are some steps but being local and run by the council there are disable access there are a lot of local places to eat before you go in its a historical local museum and if you live and...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2012

This collection is modest, however, the current show 'Malicious Damage' featuring 40 dustjackets of books owned by the Borough of Islington Library, that Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell defaced, is wonderful. Their handy work is very hard to detect on first glance. The museum's present...More

Thank georgegrimes
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