Welcome to Islington Museum

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We are the local museum of Islington, telling stories of the people, the places and the ideas that make up our wonderful borough. The Friends of Islington Museum support the museum in all its activities!

Join us at the many events, exhibitions and projects that happen at Islington Museum and Local History Centre. Find out about the borough’s hidden histories, explore our collections and learn about what makes Islington such a fascinating place to live, work and play.

Islington Museum remains closed until further notice, due to Covid safety measures, and we hope to reopen in 2021. Meanwhile, new and ongoing exhibitions and activities are available on this site and at http://www.islington.gov.uk/heritage

Thank you all for your support and patience at this challenging time.


Online presentation for International Women’s Day 2021: Choosing to Challenge: Islington’s Inspirational Women (1547-2021)  

Online exhibition: 10 Years of Celebrating LGBTQ+ Heritage in Islington – A retrospective look at a decade of exhibitions curated by Islington Heritage

Learning Resources: Islington Stories learning resources. Discover local heritage at home and in the classroom


Presentation blog: The Clerkenwell King of Clowns: Joseph Grimaldi (1778-1837)

Presentation blog: Pantos, Pageants and Puddings: Islington’s Christmas Past

Online presentation: Meet Me at the Aggie

Installation and gallery: Black History Month 2020: Black Lives Matter

Online exhibition: Barging Through Islington: 200 Years of the Regent’s Canal

Digital tour: Islington as a Place of Refuge

Online exhibition: We’ll Meet Again: Islington on the Home Front in Photographs (1939-45)

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