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Welcome to the Islington Local History and Archives Centre and Islington Museum Heritage Online Catalogue. We hope that you will enjoy searching our records and objects.


The Centre and Museum currently hold over 150,000 documents, items, photographs and art that reflect life in the London Borough of Islington, past and present. Our unique collections help bring the story of Islington to life; from an Anglo-Saxon village to the inner-London borough it is today.


Explore some of our special collections through the Heritage Catalogue, including the Kenneth Halliwell and Joe Orton Collection, the Sadler’s Wells Theatre Archive, the Walter Sickert Family Collection and the Holloway Prison Collection.


Visit Islington Museum to enjoy a selection of unique objects on display, or make an appointment at the Local History and Archives Centre where more items are available to view.


Islington Local History and Archives Centre is also home to the Islington’s Pride Archive, follow the link to a dedicated catalogue to explore the history and development of the borough’s LGBTQ+ community.