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A new home for the Migration Museum

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 13th March 2020.

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Photo of Jennette Arnold Jennette Arnold Labour

The lauded Migration Museum requires a new venue as its previous temporary home at London Fire Brigade's old HQ on Albert Embankment is being redeveloped. Will you ask your officers to meet the operators of the Migration Museum to inform its search for a new site?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

I support the Migration Museum’s search for a new permanent home in London and my officers are already working with the Museum to support it. My migration, resettlement and citizenship team first met with the Museum in 2017. Since then there has been a positive relationship, with the GLA hosting a resettlement coordinators’ meeting at the Museum in February 2018, and the Museum participating in my Windrush 70th anniversary celebration in June 2018.

Officers from my Culture team met with the Museum and the Leader of Southwark Council in 2018 to offer support for its vision for a permanent home. The Museum also met with my Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement Debbie Weekes-Bernard and I was pleased to visit the Museum myself and see its important work in June 2019.

My Culture and Communities teams will continue to liaise with the museum to inform its search.