Museum of Croydon
local and social history museum in Croydon, London
English Museum of Croydon
The Museum of Croydon is a museum located within the Croydon Clocktower arts facility in Central Croydon, England. It showcases historical and cultural artefacts relating to the London Borough of Croydon and its people. The museum is owned and run by Croydon Council.
It is located on the upper ground floor of Croydon Clocktower, but also incorporates the Riesco Gallery, on the lower ground floor, which displays Roman and Anglo-Saxon collections and a collection of Chinese ceramics. The museum originally opened under the name Lifetimes in 1995; and re-opened under its present name, following a major redevelopment and redesign, in 2006. Admission is free, and many of the displays are hands-on and interactive.
Source: Museum of Croydon
English Clock Tower Museum
A museum highlighting Croydon in the past and present includes the Riesco Gallery. Also exhibitions on the gifted black composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) who lived most of his life in Croydon. His works include The Song of Hiawatha, a great favourite (before World War II) at the Royal Albert Hall conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent. The impressive Town Hall is adjacent.
Italian Museo di Croydon (Museum of Croydon)
Museo sulla storia di Croydon che comprende la galleria Riesco.
Mostre sul compositore Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) che visse per gran parte della sua vita a Croydon. I suoi lavori comprendono "The Song of Hiawatha" famosissima e suonatissima alla Royal Albert Hall, prima della Seconda Guerra Mondiale, sotto la conduzione di Sir Malcom Sargent.