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Black Cultural Archives

Attractions, Community centres Brixton
4 out of 5 stars
(1user review)

This much-needed centre for black British history looks out onto Windrush Square, which is named after the ship that brought Caribbean workers to war-torn '40s Britain. Black Cultural Archives preserves these peoples’ stories in its vaults, alongside exhibitions which show how people of African and Caribbean origin have shaped UK history.


Venue name: Black Cultural Archives
Address: 1 Windrush Sq
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 10am-6pm
Transport: Tube: Brixton
Price: Free
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I know that this isn't a museum, nor does it claim to be, yet I was still expecting a museum (don't ask me why). It's not a museum. Well, it's a little bit like a museum. If a museum and a library made sweet sweet love, this would be the result.

The black cultural archives is made up of a reference library on black history and culture, meeting rooms, a shop and a small exhibition space which hosts different exhibitions every few months.

As a recipient of a BBC Black Plaque (to denote a site of significance in Black British history) the BCA is located in Brixton's iconic Windrush square. It is free to enter and well worth a visit. 

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