Migration Museum creates Shop Story Trail for Newham Heritage Month

The Migration Museum has created a shop story trail for Newham Heritage Month, celebrating the stories of local shopkeepers and business owners who have found new ways to keep the community running throughout the pandemic.

Throughout its history many people have settled in Newham and shaped the area. From booksellers to dressmakers, shopkeepers to café owners explore Newham’s outstanding businesses and their migration stories.

On the trail you will hear stories from local business owners Mohammed, John, Vivian and Kate, as they share their stories of Newham, and how they came to run their businesses in the area.

This is a self-guided mini trail, beginning at Newham Bookshop. The walk takes around 30 minutes without stops, but we encourage you to spend time, browse the shops, grab some food, and perhaps share your own migration story too.

If you don’t want to visit all the shops in one day, you can download our leaflet and map and create your own route.

Don’t forget to tag us @MigrationMuseumUK on Instagram, and @MigrationUK on Twitter with your photographs of the walk.

Find out more about Newham Heritage Month