Islington Museum encourages and enables local people to explore Islington's cultural heritage through collections, exhibitions and events, that will inspire them to learn, have fun and develop a sense of belonging to the borough.
The Museum holds a collection of over 500 objects and documents of local and historical significance.
The Discovery Desk also includes a Reference Collection of History Books and Leaflets, which can be consulted by visitors.
The Angel Gallery displays the museum's temporary exhibitions. Islington Museum holds 4-6 temporary exhibitions per year. Past themes have ranged from Arsenal FC to a 1950s Jubilee Exhibition, and from Contemporary Somali Crafts and Culture to a Digital Arts exhibition
The museum has a permanent History of Islington Exhibition, including an Islington Timeline, and a permanent Living Memories Gallery.
In conjunction with its exhibitions, Islington Museum offers a Programme of School and Family Workshops, Events and Talks on Islington's past and present.
There is also a thriving Museum Shop, and the museum operates a Local History Enquiry Service, with the assistance of the Islington Local History Centre at Finsbury Library, St John Street, Islington.