London Borough of Croydon

Croydon Museum and Archive Service

The Research Room

Our collections contain books, photographs, maps, newspapers and other items that illustrate and reflect the wide and varied history of Croydon, invaluable resources for the study of the past, present and future of Croydon.

Our open-display resources are available to view without appointment. For items not on open display including archive and museum collections please contact us through our website to book an appointment. Visit our website for details of our collections and how to access them.

You cannot borrow items from our collection, but there are books on local history in the main library.

Opening hours

The Museum of Croydon, Research room and Riesco Gallery are currently closed and staff are working remotely.

Please contact us at or go to for further information.


Museum of Croydon

020 8253 1022
020 8253 1003
Address Line:

Croydon Clocktower

Katharine Street