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Black Cultural Archives, London

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#171 of 252 in Museums in London




Black Cultural Archives (BCA) was founded in 1981, by educationalist and historian Len Garrison and others. BCA's mission is to record, preserve and celebrate the history of people of African descent in Britain. The BCA's new building in Brixton, opened in 2014, enables access to the archive collection, provides dedicated learning spaces and mounts a programme of exhibitions and events.
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  • After the scandal of the Windrush British commonwealth settlers from the Caribbean hit the news recently, we decided to visit the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton. There is only 1 room dedicated to....  more »
  • The Black Cultural Archives website states that it is "the only national heritage centre dedicated to collecting, preserving and celebrating the histories of African and Caribbean people in Britain...  more »
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  • I visited the Windrush Exhibition. It was good, not great. I was hoping for more than just a small room with a few pictures and some voice recordings which lasted about 3 minutes. The centre itself is very cosy and welcoming. The cafe is excellent if you want a bite and relax. The forecourt just outside the cafe is spacious and would be great to have a meet-up. The shop has some great selection of books and gift items. I also spent some time in the library archives upstairs. Well worth visiting. You can take photos of the material which is great if you are doing some research. A great place! Staff were friendly and helpful.
  • Great place! Been there twice in one month, but have not made it to the exhibitions as yet. The cafe is so very zen, with stellar service, and food&drink to die for! The museum shop also has many gems. Basically, there is so much info on black cultural heritage and events, as well as good hospitality for all, when you get there. Love the place!
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