A New Museum in East London

Crisp Street Market
Lansbury Estate Micro Museum neighbourhood map

The Victoria and Albert Museum have opened a pop-up museum in a small shop beside the clock tower in Chrisp Street Market,E14 6AQ, All Saints DLR. It’s open Fridays and Saturdays 10-4pm and will show three different exhibitions over the next year.

The Lansbury Estate was created as a showcase for the 1951 Festival of Britain.

Nim at Lansbury Micro Museum, Chrisp Street Market, East London
Nim at Lansbury Micro Museum, Chrisp Street Market, East London

I went yesterday and had a great chat with Nim (pictured) who’s been volunteering at the V&A in Kensington. He knows his history. They’ve got some old videos playing of the estate being built, and you can go up the clock tower to see the view. They have a yellow leaflet containing a map with a little walking trail which shows you around the neighbourhood.

There’s more info here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/…/news-learn…/the-lansbury-micro-museum

View from Clock Tower, Chrisp Street Market, London E14
View from Clock Tower, Chrisp Street Market, London E14