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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

  • Cafe

  • Restaurant

  • Shop

  • Audio Guide

  • Tour Guide

  • Photography

  • Wheelchair Access

  • WiFi

  • Venue Hire

  • Available

  • Not allowed

  • Unconfirmed

  • Prior permission required.

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London Area: North


  • Islington Museum
  • 245 St John St
  • Islington
  • London
  • EC1V 4NB


  • TFL Zone

    Zone 1

  • Underground

    • Angel
    • Farringdon

    National Rail

    • Farringdon

    Bus Numbers

  • 153, 812

FREE Admission

Open Hours
Monday 10:00am 17:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am 17:00pm
Thursday 10:00am 17:00pm
Friday 10:00am 17:00pm
Saturday 10:00am 17:00pm

Contact Details

Phone 020 7527 2837
Website Islington Museum
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