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Tue 24 May 2022 at 11:02am

Museum & Archives and Research Room Update May 2022

The Riesco Gallery is currently under improvement works and a collection care project. We plan to re-open The Riesco Gallery in line with the new Kathakali exhibition ‘Life behind the Costume’ on 30th April to 21st May (Tues-Sat 11am - 4pm). Following the exhibition the Riesco Gallery will reopen

Mon 28 Feb 2022 at 3:17pm

Museum & Archives and Research Room Update March 2022

The Museum of Croydon Then to Now galleries are currently closed over the next 2 years to allow for a collections care programme to be undertaken. In the meantime we’ll be delivering activities in an outreach way; through our digital offer, in partnership with libraries and community-centred project
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Fri 17 Dec 2021 at 2:02pm

Festival of Britain 1951

The Festival of Britain was intended as ‘a tonic for the nation’, the main festival site was on London’s South Bank. However, cultural events spread across towns and cities in Britain. This coincided with centenary of the Great Exhibition in 1851. The Festival of Britain was designed ...

Sat 30 Jan 2021 at 6:55pm

Pantomime in Croydon

Pantomimes are a key event in the Christmas calendar for many local families and often a child’s first experience of the magic of live theatre. Many of Croydon’s entertainment venues have staged a pantomime with a variety of headline stars, dazzling special effects and plenty of cheering and ...

Sat 30 Jan 2021 at 1:55pm

Christmas Entertainment in South Norwood Before WWII

In South Norwood, in the 1880’s, people went to school and church halls for their entertainment, which was mostly limited to amateur chamber concerts and recitals, but as more people moved into the area, they wanted greater variety. An influential, artistic community grew up and by 1893 The Ryland

Thu 28 Jan 2021 at 12:21pm

That’s Entertainment

Sun 13 Dec 2020 at 7:51am

The Circle of Life

Sun 13 Dec 2020 at 7:51am

Lieutenant John Grayburn V.C.