Welcome, We’re Open!

Islington Museum is redeveloping! Find out more here.

Welcome to the local museum of Islington, where we aim to bring the history of our borough to life for everyone who lives, works, or visits here. We’re a museum for the community, and we want to represent your stories through our collection. So come by for a visit and share your Islington memories!

Check out our exhibitions, events, and projects to see what’s on in the museum.

Updates on Bunhill Heritage, our 3-year community heritage project in south Islington can be found here.

Islington Museum is part of the Islington Heritage Service, which includes the Local History Centre and the Cally Clock Tower project.

Visiting Hours

Monday: 10am – 5pm

Tuesday: 10am – 5pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 10am – 5pm

Friday: 10am – 5pm

Saturday: 10am – 5pm

Sunday: Closed

Entry is free, no tickets or bookings required.

Face masks are not required under current government regulations but they are still recommended when inside the museum.

Food and drink are not permitted within the museum. Please dispose of or put away any food and drink before entering the museum.


Our children’s play areas are open, and toys are available in both the play kitchen and the general play area.

Toilets are open to the public, with single-user and disabled access toilets.

While we do not have café facilities on site, there are many cafés in the local area that you can support.

Find us at the location below. We are accessible by the Underground from Angel (Northern) and Farringdon (Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City), and by bus. Please check out our AccessAble page for disability access information.