Visiting the Migration Museum

Address: Lewisham Shopping Centre (Entrance in Central Square), London SE13 7HB
Opening hours: Thursday–Sunday, 11am–5pm
Admission: Free – advance booking not required

The Migration Museum is reopening four days a week from 3 December: Thursdays–Sundays, from 11am–5pm.

Find out more about our reopening arrangements and the measures we’ve taken to keep visitors, volunteers and staff safe.

 

How to find us
Opening hours
Group visits
School, college and university visits
Accessibility
What’s on
Contact us

 

How to find us

The Migration Museum is based in Lewisham Shopping Centre. The entrance is on Central Square, in the heart of the shopping centre (opposite Starbucks and next door to TK Maxx).

Where possible, please walk or cycle and avoid driving or using public transport when visiting us, especially during peak hours. Free cycle racks are located on Molesworth Street, Rennell Street and Lewisham High Street.

If you need to travel via public transport or car, here’s how you can reach us:

Train: Lewisham station is a 5-minute walk, with frequent Southeastern services to London Bridge, London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street, London Victoria and stations across south-east London and Kent.

DLR: Lewisham DLR station is a 4-minute walk, with regular direct services to Bank and easy access to Stratford, Tower Gateway, Beckton and Woolwich Arsenal.

Bus: A large number of buses stop directly outside or near the shopping centre: 21, 47, 54, 75, 122, 136, 178, 180, 181, 185, 199, 208, 225, 261, 273, 284, 321, 380 and 436.

Car: Lewisham Shopping Centre has multi-storey car parking facilities with lift and stair access. For a list of tariffs and charges, please visit the Lewisham Shopping Centre website.

 

Opening hours

The Migration Museum is reopening to the public with extended opening hours from Thursday 3 December. We will be reopening four days a week in the run-up to Christmas: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 11am–5pm. Admission is free and advance booking is not required.

Our critically acclaimed new exhibition Departures, temporary exhibition Humanae and our shop will be open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 11am–5pm. We have made the difficult decision not to reopen our Room to Breathe exhibition for the time being due to the enclosed layout and the highly interactive nature of this exhibition. We are continuing to explore ways of adapting Room to Breathe to enable us to reopen it in some form soon.

Find out more about our reopening arrangements and the measures we’ve taken to keep visitors, volunteers and staff safe.

 

Group visits

In order to ensure a safe and socially distanced environment for visitors, we regret that we will not be able to accommodate in-person group visits for the remainder of the year.

We hope to start welcoming group visits again in 2021, in line with government and public health guidance. We thank you for your patience and understanding in these unprecedented circumstances.

 

School, college and university visits

In order to ensure a safe and socially distanced environment for visitors, we regret that we will not be able to accommodate in-person education visits for the remainder of the year.

We hope to start welcoming in-person education visits again in 2021, in line with government and public health guidance. We thank you for your patience and understanding in these unprecedented circumstances.

In the meantime, if you would like to enquire about online education workshops, please email info@migrationmuseum.org.

 

Accessibility

The Migration Museum and Lewisham Shopping Centre are fully accessible for wheelchair users. If you have specific questions about access requirements, please contact us at info@migrationmuseum.org or on 020 3488 4508 (during opening hours).

 

What’s on

We are reopening from Thursday 3 December with our new critically acclaimed exhibition Departures, our temporary exhibitions Humanae and Walland our shop, which sells a wide range of migration-related books and gifts.

We have made the difficult decision not to reopen our Room to Breathe exhibition for the time being due to the enclosed layout and the highly interactive nature of this exhibition. We are continuing to explore ways of adapting Room to Breathe to enable us to reopen it in some form soon.

For more information, please visit our What’s On page.

 

Contact us

For more information, please email us at info@migrationmuseum.org or call us on 020 3488 4508 (please note that calls will only be answered during public opening hours).