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: Summer 2018



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 28 July - Join the Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge to make a Mischievous Monkey!


Wednesday 1 August - Kick start the summer holidays by creating a Subbuteo game inspired by Paul & Danny's story in the Museum gallery.


Thursday 2 August - Take inspiration from Croydon Aerodrome and create your own aeroplane.


Saturday 4 August - Colour and create your own First World War posters inspired by the Art of Peace, Protest, Conflict exhibition.


Wednesday 8 August- Capture your future hopes and dreams by creating your own Dreamcatcher!


Thursday 9 August- Support the Conservation volunteers (TCV) and be inspired to create your own version of one of Croydon's ponds.


Saturday 11 August- Create a fidget toy to celebrate International Youth Day 2018.


Wednesday 15 August Dig for Victory! Come and create your own allotment.


Thursday 16 August- Create a Flower Fairy Crown inspired by Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairy books.


Saturday 18 August- Be inspired by Croydon's own Surrey Street Market to create your own Market stall.


Wednesday 22 August- Decorate your own Anglo-Saxon inspired Sword and shield based on our Anglo-Saxon collections.


Thursday 23 August- Taffy Horse activity! Make your own model of a horse based on the Riesco family pony!


Saturday 25 August- tbc- Workshop- local artist in residence.


Wednesday 29 August- tbc-Workshop- local artist in residence.


Thursday 30 August- tbc- Workshop- local artist in residence.






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