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Islington Museum

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Guest exhibition was great too

went to see Echoes of Holloway Prison - very well curated, emotive and educational exhibition... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
London, United Kingdom
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
London, United Kingdom
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30 Sep 2018
“Guest exhibition was great too”
27 Nov 2018
“Wonderful well hidden museum”
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245 St. John Street, London EC1V 4NB, England
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Reviewed 28 November 2018

My grandparents live in the area (Goswell Rd/Percival St) and as a child before we moved to Australia i can remember playing in the area. As i had my grown up children with me i took them on a tour of the area which included...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

went to see Echoes of Holloway Prison - very well curated, emotive and educational exhibition. amazed this place is free of charge and right on the doorstep of so many Londoners. Looking forward to the next guest exhibition at the end of Oct

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Christina M
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

Date of experience: January 2017
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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

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank rprwilton
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.

Date of experience: October 2016
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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

Date of experience: November 2015
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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

Date of experience: March 2014
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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

Date of experience: October 2013
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of an ancient meat market which remains in operation
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some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a
focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough
time wondering through the area's maze of streets and
you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky
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