CultureLine is a group of 10 museums and galleries which can be found along the length of the London Overground East London extension, which opened on Sunday 23 May 2010. The new line runs from Dalston Junction in North-East London to West Croydon in the South-East.
Amongst the myriad treasures waiting to be discovered at CultureLine museums are George Washington’s false teeth, a marine iguana from Darwin’s expedition to the Galapagos Islands, the purse of the suffragette who threw herself under King George V’s horse and the oldest tunnel in the London metro system.
CultureLine attractions, which are all within walking distance of stations along the line, range from the family-friendly exhibitions and gardens of the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill and the elegant English domestic interiors at the Geffrye Museum in Shoreditch, to a celebration of local people at the Museum of Croydon and an international programme of contemporary and 20th century art at the Whitechapel Gallery. Housed in beautiful historic buildings, many with impressive gardens, these museums offer an exciting alternative to central London hotspots and a chance to discover a different side of the capital.
CultureLine is funded by the Museums, Libraries and Archives (MLA) Council through the Renaissance programme.
The 10 participating venues are:
- Hackney Museum (Dalston Junction)
- Geffrye Museum (Hoxton)
- Wesley's Chapel (Shoreditch High St)
- The Royal London Hospital Museum (Whitechapel)
- Whitechapel Gallery (Whitechapel)
- The Women's Library (Whitechapel)
- Brunel Museum (Rotherhithe)
- Horniman Museum (Forest Hill)
- Crystal Palace Museum (Crystal Palace)
- Museum of Croydon (West Croydon)
For more information about the venues and full events listings visit the CultureLine website.