Migration Museum at The Workshop

26 Lambeth High Street, London SE1 7AG
Open Weds–Sun (plus bank holidays) 11am–5pm | Free admission

The Migration Museum is open to the public Wednesdays–Sundays (plus bank holidays), from 11am–5pm.

We stage an adventurous programme of exhibitions, events and education workshops, telling stories of movement to and from Britain at our new museum, situated within The Workshop, an exciting temporary arts and community space just off Albert Embankment.

What’s on:

Call Me by My Name: Stories from Calais and Beyond
26 April 2017–20 August 2017
A multimedia exhibition exploring the human stories behind the current migration crisis, with a particular focus on the now-demolished Calais camp. Originally staged in June 2016, this updated exhibition is both a record of a complex temporary space that no longer officially exists and an exploration of the stories and creativity of those who passed through the camp, many of whom continue to face an uncertain future.


100 Images of Migration
26 April 2017–20 August 2017
100 Images of Migration is a collection of diverse images by professional and amateur photographers. The subjects of these images range from the unique to the everyday; together they tell a compelling story about what migration means now to people across the UK.



23 June 2017–20 August 2017
Keepsakes is a display of personal items that keep memories of migration and identity alive.  This brand-new display is in partnership with Morley College, located close to Migration Museum at The Workshop.




We stage a varied programme of events. Please view our events page for more information on what’s coming up.



Please note that there is no step-free access to our first-floor exhibition spaces at this venue. We do offer step-free access for events held in The Workshop’s Engine Hall and Community Space on the ground floor. See exhibition and event listings for more information.

Getting here
The Migration Museum at The Workshop is located at 26 Lambeth High Street SE1 7AG, just off Albert Embankment.

We are a 10-minute walk from Vauxhall (Victoria line) and Lambeth North (Bakerloo line) and a 15-minute walk from Westminster (Jubilee, District, and Circle lines) and Waterloo (Northern, Jubilee, and Bakerloo lines).

We are a 10-minute walk from Vauxhall and a 15-minute walk from Waterloo stations.

A number of buses stop close to the Workshop, including routes 3, 77, 344, 360, 507 and C10.

Nearby Santander Cycle docking stations include Fire Brigade Pier (on Albert Embankment) and Lambeth Road (close to entrance to Lambeth Palace). Visitors may lock their bikes outside the Workshop at their own risk.

We do not have any visitor parking, so encourage visitors to walk, cycle or take public transport where possible.  A limited number of pay and display parking spaces are available on Lambeth High Street, with a maximum stay restriction of four hours. Please note that we are located within the London Congestion Charge Zone.

Nearby Attractions
We are located in the heart of an emerging cultural quarter, with the Newport Street Gallery, newly renovated Garden Museum, Imperial War Museum London, Florence Nightingale Museum, Beaconsfield Gallery and Cabinet Gallery among the museums and galleries located within walking distance, and with Tate Britain, Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster among the attractions located just across the river.

Please note that there is no step-free access to our first-floor exhibition spaces. We do offer step-free access for events held in The Workshop’s Engine Hall and Community Space on the Ground Floor. See exhibition and event listings for more information.

About The Workshop
The Workshop is a new temporary arts and community space dedicated to inspiring creativity and knowledge exchange, housed in the London Fire Brigade engine workshops on Albert Embankment. The space, created and managed by regeneration specialist U+I, is home to creative tenants including Migration Museum Project, Institute of Imagination, Kidesign, Vivid Drinks, Mark Lloyd Bennett Design, Progress London and multidisciplinary artists Christopher Baxter, Barry Reigate and Luke Haseler, all of whom will be hosting interactive events for the community to discover and enjoy.

The Migration Museum Project would like to thank U+I for generously enabling us to host our museum at The Workshop.

If you have visited us at The Workshop and would like to leave feedback, please consider filling out our feedback form here, and email it to

If you are interested in volunteering with the Migration Museum at The Workshop, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Faiza:

The Migration Museums Network

Image credit: Joseph Hyman and AVEX 2010

The Migration Museum Project is excited to announce the launch of the Migration Museums Network.

This network is generously funded by Arts Council England and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

We intend for this network to increase and improve outputs associated with migration and related themes in museums and galleries across the UK. This is vital at a time when migration is front page news almost daily. How do we as a sector effectively respond to this?

The network will focus on sharing best practice, highlighting case studies and facilitating partnerships across the sector.

Migration Museums Network Survey 

We have now launched a wide reaching online survey to scope current and planned migration related outputs. We would appreciate your participation! The link is here and the deadline is Friday April 28. The results of this survey will form a report we will share with those who participate, and those that attend network events in the Autumn. These events will bring people together to learn and share and gain in confidence when it comes to this complex theme.

To find out more about the Migration Museums Network or to express interest in getting involved please contact our Head of Learning and Partnerships Emily Miller: