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“Decent little museum, spoilt by PC rubbish”
Review of Museum Of Croydon

Museum Of Croydon
Ranked #6 of 34 things to do in Croydon
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Decent little museum, spoilt by PC rubbish”
Reviewed 23 January 2014

OK, but could have been so much better. In a nice setting with friendly staff. Some really interesting local history items. Aimed at children (which is fine) but most of the items have nothing to do with Croydon and are just a collection of random donated memorabilia. The worst examples include LGBT propaganda, snide remarks about 'Janet and John' children's books - of course they are white middle class - all children's books were like that in the 1950s get over it!

Oh and the two dolls someone or other used in the 1980s for teaching diversity or some such. The description notes that the (cheap) black doll is not so well made as the white Sindy/Barbie doll - honestly - patronising rubbish!

OK for a wet afternoon, but put your PC adjusting glasses on!

Local government at its best and worst.

Visited January 2014
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Croydon, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A great overview of Croydon over the past 200+ years.”
Reviewed 26 November 2013 via mobile

The use of artefacts which narrate the simple story of Croydon over the past 200 years are particularly effective. The information on the touchscreens supplements this information and point you to further sources within the Croydon records and further afield. And all for free!

Visited November 2013
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London
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36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

An interesting Museum ranging decades with photos and memorabilia of those that lived and worked in Croydon during the last 100 years or so. Not widely publicised enough!

Visited March 2013
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Amazing selection of Chinese porcelain, but could not find the photographic exhibition that had been advertised
Certainly worth a visit

Visited May 2013
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Croydon, Surrey
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122 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“A nostalgic collection of items”
Reviewed 26 February 2013

As a resident of Croydon all his life; this was a particular favourite of my husband's. There is an eclectic collection of items donated by local residents and some interactive pc's for the kids to do quizes on. A great diversion for a rainy day.

Visited October 2012
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