Museum Redevelopment Project

Islington Museum is about to redesign its permanent gallery and facilities.

Islington Museum was established by a team of volunteers, at Finsbury Town Hall in 1988, before moving to its current home at 245 St John Street, in 2008. The displays tell many fascinating local stories and showcase a variety of interesting objects but need updating to better reflect and serve our audiences in Islington, today.

Interior of the Museum by the Information Desk. These displays have not been updated since 2008.

Get involved

We’re about to embark on a programme of consulation and co-production around key areas of the redesign. Sign up to the Libraries and Heritage Newsletter to be the first to hear about our upcoming programme.

Project Updates

July 2022: The museum redevelopment consultation phase is complete! Approx. 250 residents, local teachers, community group representatives and local serives fedback their opinions on the current museum and our ideas for the future museum.

The consultation phase was broken down into two stages and our findings can be found below:

  • Stage One
  • Stage Two

Next steps include working with architects to develop a new layout, re-imagining the curation of the gallery and developing updated programming and interactives. We’d love for Islington residents to get involved – sign up to the Libraries and Heritage Newsletter to keep up to date.

11th October 2021: The museum’s redevelopment project has officially begun! For more information about why we’re redeveloping and what it means, check out the blog post here. Want to know how you can get involved? Check out the rest of this page for more!

Project Blog

11th October 2021: Islington Museum is getting a new look…

Want more information?

Get in touch with any queries via:


020 7527 2837.


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