Islington Museum

Opened in May 2008, the Islington Museum tells the history of the borough and its residents, through artefacts including books stolen from Islington libraries by Joe Orton and his lover Kenneth Halliwell.

A bust of Lenin which had to be removed from Finsbury Town Hall because it was repeatedly defaced, plus letters and recordings from immigrants and residents caught in the world wars.
Other local heroes associated with the borough who are honoured in the Islington Museum's exploration of the political and ethical credentials of the area include women's health pioneer Marie Stopes and eminent feminist pioneer Mary Wollstonecraft.

Museum Facilities


Audio Guide

Wheelchair Access


Tour Guide




Venue Hire

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