Press releases

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

For more information, image and filming requests and all other media enquiries, please contact Matthew Plowright (, +44 7585 117 924).

Migration Museum finds new home in Lewisham Shopping Centre (27/01/2020)

Britain’s first museum dedicated to exploring how the movement of people to and from the UK across the ages has shaped who we are is opening at a new venue in the heart of a busy South London shopping centre on Friday 14 February 2020.

The Migration Museum will stage a dynamic series of exhibitions, events and education workshops in 2020 from Unit 11 in Lewisham Shopping Centre (SE13 7HB) – a large space that was previously a branch of retailer H&M.

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Unlock your family’s story at the Migration Museum’s Family History Day (19/09/2019)

With the increasing popularity of online genealogy tools and DNA testing kits, and the long-running success of programmes such as Who do you think you are?, there is a growing desire to find out where we come from and to uncover the stories of the ancestors that brought us here. But many of us don’t know where to start – or have become stuck in our research and don’t know where to turn next.

The Migration Museum’s Family History Day, taking place in central London on Saturday 2 November 2019, offers an accessible way for audiences of all ages and backgrounds to unlock and explore their family’s story.

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Migrants Mean Business series highlights enormous contribution of migrants to British business (21/03/2019)

The Migration Museum, in association with Allianz Global Investors, is launching a new conversation series with prominent British business leaders with migrant backgrounds.

Migrants Mean Business is a series of five in-conversation events, to be held in 2019/20, providing insight into the personal and professional stories of some of the country’s most influential business figures, while shining a light on the long, varied and important contribution of migrants to all aspects of British life.

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