Tour museum galleries to discover your borough’s history

clocktowerThe Museum of Croydon is staging regular free tours to explore the exhibition space and discover more about the history of Croydon.

There will be free, guided tours on Thursday February 19 and Thursday March 19 – 11am – 12pm.

Join this fascinating tour of the galleries and 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. 

You will also 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 or 020 8253 1022
  • You can find out about the Museum of Croydon’s busy programme of temporary exhibitions, adult events and family events on the What’s On page at
  • If you have a news story about life in or around Croydon, a residents’ or business association or local event, please email us with full details at



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