What's On

Enjoy being creative at a Museum of Croydon workshop.

On this page you can find out about Museum of Croydon exhibitions and events. Scroll down the page to see what's on now and coming soon.

For opening times and information about how to get to Croydon Clocktower, please see our 'Visit Us' page.

Our galleries and events are free unless otherwise stated.

For drop in events, places will be allocated on the day on a 'first come, first served' basis.
For family workshops all children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a responsible adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child.

If you have any questions or suggestions for events, please contact us, we will be happy to help.




Galleries and Exhibitions:



Museum of Croydon Galleries

, ground floor, Clocktower.

Riesco Gallery

, lower ground floor, Clocktower.

'Bones of Croydon' exhibition

, until January 2019, Riesco Gallery.




Events Programme: Spring 2019




Adult events

Saturday 19 January 11-2 Activities Space Museum
Creative storytelling workshop with Mireille Fauchon
A cut and paste collage workshop using copies of archival materials to document your own stories of Croydon.


Book via eventbrite.

Saturday 26 January 11-1 Clocktower Court, Museum of Croydon
Croydon Voices with Mireille Fauchon
Join Mireille in a participatory performance to mark her residency at the Museum of Croydon. .


Book via eventbrite.


Free, family workshops and events to keep your creativity burning brightly as the nights draw in!

All our family workshops take place from 11am to 4pm and are free, drop-in, family events. Each activity is suitable for 5 - 11 year olds, although other ages can enjoy them too. They can take as little as 20 minutes to complete if you're in a hurry, but feel free to take as long as you wish and explore our galleries too. As well as our three, free galleries, Croydon Clocktower also has a great cafe and Library, including Children's Library, if you want to make a day of it. We hope you enjoy our activity programme and look forward to seeing you at Croydon Clocktower soon.



Saturday 12 January - Create a hat inspired by the people who help us


Saturday 19 January - Make a crocus flower and find out about the origins of Croydon's name


Saturday 26 January - Recognise Croydon's parks and open spaces and create your own feathered friend, inspired by the RSPB's Garden Birdwatch


Saturday 2 Feburary - Join the celebrations of the Chinese New Year by creating a Lion Puppet


Saturday 9 February - Celebrate 150 years of the Croydon Advertiser, by creating art out of Croydon newspapers


Saturday 16 February- Make your own violin, inspired by past musicians of Croydon like the Petherick family


Wednesday 20 February - Come and find out what 'Make do and mend' meant during World War Two


Thursday 21 February- Create a Roman crown of Laurels


Saturday 23 February Collage a canal boart, inspired by the Croydon canal which opened in 1809


Saturday 2 March- Create your own set of tools like 'Tom's Tools in the 1900-1938 gallery as we recognise Apprentice week.


Saturday 9 March- Join us to make a bookmark inspired by the Bones of Croydon exhibition


Saturday 16 March- Celebrate St Patrick's Day and create an Irish dancing dress


Saturday 23 March- Have fun re-creating Croydon's old Cattle Market


Saturday 30 March- Make horse drawn wagons inspired by the Surrey Iron Railway




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