Islington Museum  

 
 
ADDRESS
245 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4NB
 
 
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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.

 

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

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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 £125  33% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 5 minutes from Islington Museum
Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel provides stylish boutique accommodation within a converted Victorian warehouse. With 59 rooms, each individually designed and ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £205  25% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 5 minutes from Islington Museum
Located nearby to trendy neighbourbood Farringdon, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell has been affectionately named the Great Aunt of the original Zetter Hotel. Within the Georgian townhouse, ... More
 
 
 
Thistle City Barbican Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £43  32% off
Central Street, EC1V | 7 minutes from Islington Museum
Near to the City, and convenient for the The Barbican arts centre and Moorfields Eye Hospital, this hotel is modern, clean and functional. Equipped with its ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Museums nearest Islington Museum

Nearest to Islington Museum
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Clockmaker's Museum, Guildhall Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, Clerkenwell, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Islington Museum
An exceptional collection of historic clocks, watches, and marine timekeepers. The majority of items in the collection range from c . 1600-c . 1850. ... More
 
 
 
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The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
London > Attractions > Museums
Phoenix Place, Clerkenwell, London WC1X | 8 minutes from Islington Museum
From mid-2017, The Postal Museum welcomes visitors to explore the history of the Royal Mail and travel on a network ... More
 
 
 
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Charles Dickens Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
48 Doughty Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 11 minutes from Islington Museum
Charles Dickens brought London to life with his imaginative depictions of city life and his fascination and passion for the foggy Victorian streets have inspired two ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Islington Museum
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The Werkstatt
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7-9 Woodbridge Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Islington Museum
The Werkstatt - meaning workshop in German - is a workshop for international designers and architects to meet, be inspired, play and create. A showcase for ... More
 
 
 
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House of Detention
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Sans Walk, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Islington Museum
The House of Detention gets its name from its former purpose - as a prison - and there has been a prison on this site since ... More
 
 
 
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Exmouth Market
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from Islington Museum
A rich hunting ground for restaurants and bars, Exmouth Market twinkles under the fairy lights that zig-zag overhead across the scenic pedestrianised street. Hip hang outs ... More
 
 
 
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Carmen La Cubana
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 1st to 19th August 2018
Islington Museum, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | 4 minutes from Islington Museum
The UK premiere of Carmen La Cubana featuring Bizet's classic score, with new orchestrations by Tony Award-winner Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton), comes to Sadler's Wells this summer. ...More
 
 
 
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Now On
New Adventures: Matthew Bourne's Cinderella
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 9th December 2017 to 27th January 2018
Islington Museum, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | 4 minutes from Islington Museum
Matthew Bourne commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Blitz with a revised production of his sweeping wartime romance set to Prokofiev's score, which charts Cinderella's dalliances ...More
 
 
 
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OutSmart Your Comfort Zone
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Sunday 28th January 2018 - 4.30pm-6pm
Islington Museum, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | 5 minutes from Islington Museum
Literary & Education, Lecture....More
 
 
 
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Sadler's Wells
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Rosebery Avenue, Islington, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from Islington Museum
Modern contemporary dance and music performance space. Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of national and ... More
 
 
 
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Sadler's Wells Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from Islington Museum
Modern contemporary dance and music performance space. Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of national ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from Islington Museum
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach to ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Islington Museum
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ec one Exmouth Market
London > Shopping > Jewellery
41 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from Islington Museum
Established in Clerkenwell in 1997, EC One jewellery has built up a glittering reputation for its individual, stylish jewellery. Husband and wife team Jos and Alison ... More
 
 
 
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Lesley Craze Gallery
London > Shopping > Jewellery
34 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from Islington Museum
Lesley Craze houses contemporary pieces of jewellery design in an interesting gallery shop. A range of materials is used, including both precious and semi-precious metals, and ... More
 
 
 
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International Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
89 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 8 minutes from Islington Museum
Superb family-run magic shop, offering props, books and videos for magicians of all abilities. Pick a deck of cards, any deck of cards, from their mysterious ... More
 
 
 
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The Peasant
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
240 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from Islington Museum
The Peasant is really two different eateries under one roof. Downstairs is a crowded and cheerful gastropub, with a menu of substantial tapas and platters. Upstairs ... More
 
 
 
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The Well
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
180 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 3 minutes from Islington Museum
Everything about our meal at this superb gastropub in Clerkenwell was brilliant, from the towering pint'o'prawns ordered to start, to the grins plastered over our faces ... More
 
 
 
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Cottons
London > Restaurants > Caribbean restaurants
70 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Islington Museum
Caribbean cuisine, rum punches and great atmosphere located on the cobbled streets of Clerkenwell. The owner of Cottons decided to set up this Caribbean restaurant after ... More
 
 
 
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B&H Kitchen
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 3 minutes from Islington Museum
Featuring six catering stations, a demonstration bench and a communal dining table, B&H Kitchen , the cookery school from Bourne & Hollingsworth Group, guides Londoners ... More
 
 
 
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London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from Islington Museum
One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... More
 
 
 
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 9 minutes from Islington Museum
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Islington Museum
A busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground, tarmac ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Dance Academy
London > Leisure >
The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from Islington Museum
London Dance Academy is a dance studio in the middle of the City, five minutes' walk from Old Street and Barbican, which offers dance classes and ... More
 
 
 
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London Fencing Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 8 minutes from Islington Museum
Excellent fencing courses for beginners with highly trained coaches, good facilities and years of experience teaching this ancient, noble sport. Fencing is very good fun and ... More
 
 
 
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The Peasant
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
240 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from Islington Museum
The Peasant is really two different eateries under one roof. Downstairs is a crowded and cheerful gastropub, with a menu of substantial tapas and platters. Upstairs ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Well
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
180 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 3 minutes from Islington Museum
Everything about our meal at this superb gastropub in Clerkenwell was brilliant, from the towering pint'o'prawns ordered to start, to the grins plastered over our faces ... More
 
 
 
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The Ambassador
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
55 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from Islington Museum
The Ambassador is one of the more special among of the gastro pubs in Exmouth Market thanks to its short but eclectic menu. It also owes ... More
 
 
 
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Ghost Farringdon
London > Nightlife >
113-117 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from Islington Museum
Most people's gripe about South Ken's graffiti chic venue Ghost INC is that it would be better suited to the edgier East End than the haughty ... More
 
 
 
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7 Tales
London > Nightlife > Bars
64 Turnmill Street, EC1M | 6 minutes from Islington Museum
"Restaurateurs the world over could learn a thing or two from Jason Atherton when it comes to what makes a great restaurant bar," says ... More
 
 
 
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The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 9 minutes from Islington Museum
Situated in the heart of Clerkenwell, next door to St John and Smithfield Market, The Longroom specialises in craft beers, salt beef and gourmet sandwiches. Described ... More
 
 
 
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Crypt on the Green
London > Business > Venue Hire
Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from Islington Museum
The Crypt on the Green, underneath St James Church in Clerkenwell, is on the site of the first nunnery to be built in London dating back ... More
 
 
 
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Museum of the Order of St John
London > Business > Venue Hire
St. Johns Gate, 26 St. John's Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from Islington Museum
The Museum of the Order of St John tells the story of the St John's Ambulance from within a 16th century gatehouse which was formerly the ... More
 
 
 
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The Rookery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 9 minutes from Islington Museum
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New Adventures: Matthew Bourne's Cinderella
Dance | Until 27th January 2018 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 4 minutes walk from Islington Museum

Matthew Bourne commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Blitz with a revised production of his sweeping wartime romance set to ...More

Hypnotic Kingdom
Concerts | On 23rd January 2018 

The Lexington 9 minutes walk from Islington Museum

Indie project from Nathan Hewitt, founding member of Cheatahs....More

Parasolstice - Winter Light 2017: Robert Montgomery
Exhibitions | Until 25th March 2018 

Parasol Unit 9 minutes walk from Islington Museum

Exhibitions & Art, Installation....More

Barry Ferns & Friends
Comedy | On 23rd January 2018 

Angel Comedy Club 12 minutes walk from Islington Museum

MC Barry Ferns invites favourite comics to perform longer sets....More

Lift Off (Je Brasse de l'Air)
Dance | Until 27th January 2018 

Barbican Centre 13 minutes walk from Islington Museum

Magali Rousseau's illuminating piece. Be transported into a mysterious world of shadow and light where mechanical illustrations defy the laws ...More

Basquiat: Boom for Real
Basquiat: Boom for Real
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Barbican Art Gallery 13 minutes walk from Islington Museum

This September, the Barbican hosts the first large-scale exhibition in the UK on late American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat: Boom ...More

 
Snow Mouse: Travelling Light
Theatre | Until 23rd January 2018 

Barbican Centre 13 minutes walk from Islington Museum

An enchanting winter's tale for the very young....More

London Visions
London Visions
Exhibitions | Until 15th April 2018 

Museum of London 13 minutes walk from Islington Museum

See London through a crystal ball. The Museum of London presents London Visions, fantastical future scenarios of the city. Artists, ...More

 
First Amongst Equals
First Amongst Equals
Exhibitions | Until 13th January 2019 

The Foundling Museum 14 minutes walk from Islington Museum

The Foundling Museum celebrates the remarkable women who have shaped contemporary British society with the year-long First Amongst Equals. Spanning ...More

 
Sneak
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th June 2018 

XOYO 16 minutes walk from Islington Museum

A weekly dose of house and techno from resident DJs and a scattering of guests....More

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Brixton Rooftop: The Last Dance
Brixton Rooftop: The Last Dance
Clubbing and Nightlife | From 26th January 

Brixton Rooftop

Before closing its doors to make way for ...More

 
Kaleidoscope Festival
Concerts | On 21st July 

Alexandra Palace

This summer, Alexandra Palace presents brand new music and arts festival, Kaleidoscope. The details are still vague but it's billed as the first festival of its kinds at the venue, with live music from an ...More

Great British Bab Off
Great British Bab Off
Foodie Events | On 11th February 

Le Bab

Stephen Tozer and Ed Brunet, founders of Soho's gourmet kebab restaurant Le Bab, present the ...More

 
Le Bab
Le Bab
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Everyone's favourite post-drinking snack has been given a revamp at London's first gourmet kebab restaurant, ...More

 
Valentine's Day at the Museum of Brands
Seasonal | From 10th February 

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

This Valentine's, enjoy 2for1 admission at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising. The venue is offering the deal to anyone who brings date between February 10th to ...More

St. Valentine's Day at The Zetter
Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Zetter Hotel

The Zetter Hotel in Clerkenwell invites you and your better half to indulge in a decadent seven-course tasting menu this Valentine's Day. Being served in Club Zetter, the ...More

Tidy Up
Tidy Up
Theatre | From 16th February 

Southbank Centre

A work by the charming Peutetre Theatre company about chaos and order for children....More

 
Arabic Poetry of Love and Lust
Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Queen Of Hoxton

Head to the cosy Moroccan WigWam sitting atop The Queen of Hoxton this Valentine's Day for Arabic Poetry of Love and Lust. Celebrating feminine wit and desire, the ...More

The Potato Puppet Playground
The Potato Puppet Playground
Kids Events | From 17th February 

The CentrE17

The humble potato becomes the root of spud-related ...More

 
Valentine's DIY Porn Workshop
Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Book Club

Things are getting raunchy at The Book Club this Valentine's Day with the DIY Porn Workshop. For those who have always wanted to create a naughty home movie ...More

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CentrE17 is a vibrant performance venue in Walthamstow, run by the community, for the community....More

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Half Moon Young People's Theatre

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The Coach Makers Arms
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The Coach Makers Arms from Cubitt House combines a bar, first floor dining room, and ...More

 
The Gunmakers
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An historic 19th Century public house in Clerkenwell taken over by the people who brought ...More

 
Harringay Arms
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