Islington Museum

 
 
ADDRESS
245 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4NB
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon, Tue, Thu to Sat 10am-5pm | Closed Wed & Sun
 

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Situated underneath the Finsbury Library building, the Islington Museum documents the past in this area of North London. The museum holds a varied programme of temporary exhibitions and children's activities throughout the year.

 

Opening and closing times for Islington Museum

Today (Thursday) Islington Museum closes at 17.00

Monday:

10.00
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17.00
 
 

Tuesday:

10.00
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17.00
 
 

Wednesday:

Closed
 
 

Thursday:

10.00
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17.00
 
 

Friday:

10.00
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17.00
 
 

Saturday:

10.00
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17.00
 
 

Sunday:

Closed
 
 

LondonTown.com - Islington Museum Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Farringdon Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Angel Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Skinner Street NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
Bowling Green Lane NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    The Zetter Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £60  32% off
    St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 5 minutes from Islington Museum
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    7-9 Woodbridge Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Islington Museum
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    Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, City, London EC1R | 4 minutes from Islington Museum
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    Henry IV (Part II)
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    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | 13 minutes from Islington Museum
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    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | 13 minutes from Islington Museum
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    180 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 3 minutes from Islington Museum
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    70 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Islington Museum
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    London > Education > Evening Classes
    Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from Islington Museum
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    161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 9 minutes from Islington Museum
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    106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 11 minutes from Islington Museum
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    Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Islington Museum
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    113-117 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from Islington Museum
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    18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 9 minutes from Islington Museum
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    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 9 minutes from Islington Museum
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from Islington Museum
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
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    The Old Queen's Head 14 minutes walk from Islington Museum

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    Concerts | Until 3rd September 2015 

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    XOYO 16 minutes walk from Islington Museum

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    London Canal Museum 17 minutes walk from Islington Museum

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