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Address: Central Library 1 Croydon Clocktower Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET, England
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A clocktower surprise

With time to spare while visiting the David Lean cinema we discovered the museum which has been put together so cleverly with contributions from Croydon residents and friends. It... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great visit but not enough time to enjoy it properly.Friendly passionate staff. They are eager to explain the exhibits but not intrusive. They are also helpful with other information about the local area. If I am down there again I will definitely visit again

Thank wigywogy
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With time to spare while visiting the David Lean cinema we discovered the museum which has been put together so cleverly with contributions from Croydon residents and friends. It is designed in neat sections so you can save an area for a later visit which is what we plan to do. The friendly group of volunteers are good fun to... More 

Thank darnoc2511
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

If you are interested in the history of Croydon (the original one in South London - there are a few other Croydons around the world!) then this free museum is worth a visit. I tend to drop in at lunchtimes. It covers the history of the borough with imaginative interactive displays. Housed in the central library building you will also... More 

Thank David O
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

This well worth a visit. Even if you are a visitor or a resident of Croydon. Lots to see. Easy to find as its close to the iconic clock tower and the war memorial.

Thank Adrian R
Croydon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017

lots to see. quite professionaly laid out and good local Croydon attraction, Worth checking out to get knowledge about Croydon

Thank achalmohi
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This characterful place is above the library in Croydon. It is short walking distance from East Croydon Station. I recommend it if you are in the area and have about an hour to spare. It contains all kinds of items relating to the area which goes back to Roman times.

Thank sjhs2017
Croydon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Worth a visit. Small musuem but well looked after and obviously a lot of thought put into the exhibits given the area. Involve the community and schools which is great and grab a tea and a bit of cake in the cafe which has jazz bands free of charge during the week. Free and fun.

Thank I8431RCmargarets
Croydon, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

If your looking to spend a few moments in the old Town Hall - not the first but the second, then call in here - pass by the library entrance and search by the public conveniences! its a bit of nostalgie, and quite fun.

Thank Pronto1_11
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 August 2016

No charge for any of these activities all were free, museum is easy to find on the 1st floor & has exhibits dating back to 1800, which include an Anderson air raid shelter, an example of an atmospheric railway, a 'Bubble car' & black & white movies. On the ground floor there is a Resco gallery exhibiting Chinese ceramics with... More 

Thank Linda M
Croydon, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Easy to find (in the main Croydon library building) small museum that gives information on past local events and celebrities. Good intro to museums for children. You really need to know the location of Croydon to local areas to understand the importance in aviation history and relevance to the war.

Thank Millipede2

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