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Museum Of Croydon

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Address: Central Library 1 Croydon Clocktower Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET, England
Phone Number:
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Quaint and quirky

Worth a visit. Small musuem but well looked after and obviously a lot of thought put into the exhibits given the area. Involve the community and schools which is great and grab... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worth a visit. Small musuem but well looked after and obviously a lot of thought put into the exhibits given the area. Involve the community and schools which is great and grab a tea and a bit of cake in the cafe which has jazz bands free of charge during the week. Free and fun.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your looking to spend a few moments in the old Town Hall - not the first but the second, then call in here - pass by the library entrance and search by the public conveniences! its a bit of nostalgie, and quite fun.

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Thank Pronto1_11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

No charge for any of these activities all were free, museum is easy to find on the 1st floor & has exhibits dating back to 1800, which include an Anderson air raid shelter, an example of an atmospheric railway, a 'Bubble car' & black & white movies. On the ground floor there is a Resco gallery exhibiting Chinese ceramics with... More 

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Thank Linda M
Croydon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Easy to find (in the main Croydon library building) small museum that gives information on past local events and celebrities. Good intro to museums for children. You really need to know the location of Croydon to local areas to understand the importance in aviation history and relevance to the war.

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Thank Millipede2
Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

It was nice to find out new things about the town that I have lived in most of my life and to remember and relive others that had been forgotten. It is a nice roomy environment but could probably benefit from a few more bits and bobs to make it a longer visit

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Thank jennyB761961
Orlando, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

The museum itself is probably great, I just couldn't find it. It was badly signposted and as I was on foot, I didn't have a sat nav to guide me. Ive read good reviews though so perhaps it is a good place to visit if you can find it.

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Caterham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Lived in Croydon since our marriage years ago and only just got round to viditing this museum. Spent a very happy afternoon browsing... Definitely worth a visit

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Thank Lesa M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Just above the Croydon library is a small museum which showcases bits of Croydon history. Well arranged but could do with more exhibits.

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Thank RoopaLutzenberger
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

A great riposte to anyone who dismisses this part of the world as Chav-ville and producer of the Croydon face lift! Or is too lazy to see beyond high - rise and riots. Croydon has a rich history dating back to the Romans. This is a museum that turns assumptions on their head. I'm particularly facinated by Croydon's association with... More 

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Thank Marie-Elza H
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We enjoyed the museum and you can spend couple of hours.There are few things that can be improved. Over all good place in croydon.

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