Press coverage

View the latest press coverage of the Migration Museum by clicking on the links below. Please visit our Press release page to view and download our latest press releases.

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Daily Mirror – Real Britain (15/03/24)

“Inside a shopping centre, a packed exhibition is celebrating the contribution of thousands of immigrants to building the National Health Service. To mark the NHS’s 75th birthday, the Migration Museum in South East London has gathered documents, photographs, memories, and objects from midwifery badges to nurses’ uniforms, to write migrant health-workers back into our national history.”


Time Out – Heart of the Nation: Migration and the Making of the NHS (29/02/2024)

“This multimedia exhibition at the Migration Museum in Lewisham delves into the history of the NHS, and to the many dedicated non-British-born workers who have contributed to it. Through photography, artefacts, and a newly commissioned interactive music video installation, their stories are lovingly told. It’s a wonderful way to gain some insight into how working for such a precious but pressured organisation has impacted their lives.”


BBC Look North/BBC Breakfast – Heart of the Nation (15/02/2024)

BBC Look North featured our Heart of the Nation: Migration and the Making of the NHS exhibition at the Migration Museum Leeds Pop-Up, including interviews with exhibition contributor Gloria Hanley and the Migration Museum’s Harriet Costello. It also aired on BBC Breakfast.


shado – On Documenting Heritage (10/08/2023)

“When I saw the announcement about Heart of the Nation, a new exhibition highlighting the foundational contributions of migrant healthcare workers to the NHS in celebration of its 75th birthday, I was immediately interested in the role of the children of healthcare workers in gathering up their parents’ stories.”