London Borough of Croydon

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 resources are available to view without appointment, though it may be useful to contact us in advance to ensure that we have what you are seeking.

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

Opening hours

Croydon Museum & Archives, the Museum of Croydon and the Riesco Gallery are open:

  • Tuesday - Saturday, 10.30am - 5pm. 

Closed at other times, including public holidays.


Museum of Croydon

020 8253 1022
020 8253 1003
Address Line:

Croydon Clocktower

Katharine Street