Museum of Croydon tours
Thursdays 19 February and 19 March. 11am – 12pm
Tour the galleries. Discover some of the real stories behind the famous faces of Croydon. Meet Nellie Chapman, the daring Lion Queen who performed for Queen Victoria and find out why Derek Bentley’s murder trial caused such controversy. Explore the Research Room and Exhibition Gallery and see how to use Croydon street directories, photos and maps to explore the local area.
Please book a place in advance as spaces are limited at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8253 1022.
Family event: Victorian Lives
Saturday 14 February – drop in 11am -1pm and 2pm-4pm
Discover how photographs and maps show us how Croydon has changed since Victorian times. Get a feel for Victorian life in Croydon by handling objects from the time. Suitable for ages 4 and over. Activities Space (next to Riesco Gallery)
Family event: The Blitz On Your Street
Saturday 14 March 2015 – drop in 11am – 1pm and 2-4pm
How did the blitz and the bombing raids of World War Two affect where you lived? Was your house bombed? During this drop-in session the Museum volunteers will be on hand to help you research the impact of the bombing raids near you. You can use the resources in the Research Room, including bomb maps, photographs of air raid damage, and the Borough Engineer Reports to find out about the building or street of your choice. There is a collection of memories of Croydon during the war, in addition to a variety of original documents, photographs and objects that can be handled and explored.
Suitable for ages 8 and over. Activities Space (next to Riesco Gallery)
To find out more visit:
Museum & Local Studies
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10.30am – 5pm, free entry