Visiting the Migration Museum

Address: Lewisham Shopping Centre (Entrance in Central Square), London SE13 7HB

Open Wednesday–Sunday, 11am–5.30pm (5pm close on Sundays)
Free admission – no booking required

Click here to view our festive opening hours 2022/23

How to find us
Opening hours
Group visits
School, college and university visits
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).

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.

We’ve put together a video to help you find your way to us from Lewisham National Rail and DLR stations and from local bus stops – view here or click on the play button on the video at the top of this page. Video by Shiyu Lou.

Opening hours

The Migration Museum is open Wednesdays–Sundays, from 11am until 5.30pm (5pm close on Sundays). Admission: free – no booking required.

Festive opening hours 2022-3
December 23   11am–5.30pm
December 24   11am–5pm
December 25    Closed
December 26    Closed
December 27    Closed
December 28    Closed
December 29    Closed
December 30    Closed
December 31     Closed
January 1    Closed
January 2    Closed
January 3    Closed
January 4    11am–5.30pm
January 5    11am–5.30pm

Group visits

Please get in touch with us in advance if you are planning to bring a group to visit the museum by emailing us at

School, college and university visits

If you would like to enquire about making a booking, or to discuss education workshops, teacher training and CPD please email .


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 or on 020 3488 4508 (during opening hours).

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Contact us

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

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