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Address: Central Library 1 Croydon Clocktower Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET, England
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Above Library

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2017
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Adrian R
Croydon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Thank achalmohi
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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.

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Thank sjhs2017
Croydon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank I8431RCmargarets
Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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.

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Thank Pronto1_11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 

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Thank Linda M
Croydon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Millipede2
Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

It was nice to find out new things about the town that I have lived in most of my life and to remember and relive others that had been forgotten. It is a nice roomy environment but could probably benefit from a few more bits and bobs to make it a longer visit

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Orlando, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The museum itself is probably great, I just couldn't find it. It was badly signposted and as I was on foot, I didn't have a sat nav to guide me. Ive read good reviews though so perhaps it is a good place to visit if you can find it.

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