Now until 25 Feb 2018 | London | Seven Migration Moments that Changed Britain


The EU referendum and Brexit have sparked debate about Britain’s relationship with the world and uncertainty about migration.

No Turning Back: Seven Migration Moments that Changed Britain
20 September 2017 – 25 February 2018 | 11am– 5pm
Migration Museum at The Workshop
26 Lambeth High Street, London, SE1 7AG
Free admission

Wed-Sun, late opening last Thurs of each month

Our new exhibition, No Turning Back: Seven Migration Moments that Changed Britain, opens to the public tomorrow (Wednesday 20 September).

The EU referendum and ongoing Brexit negotiations have sparked debate about our relationship with the world and uncertainty about the future movement of people to and from Britain. But Brexit is far from the first pivotal moment in this country’s migration story.

No Turning Back explores seven such turning points. Some brought people together, others moved people apart; all had a profound effect on individuals who lived through them – and on the country as a whole.

Each moment is explored thematically through a combination of personal stories, commentary, photography and art from established and emerging British and international artists and contributors.

These seven moments are not the only ones we could have chosen, nor are we using them to trace the entire history of migration to and from Britain. Rather, we present these moments as starting points for you to explore themes about migration. We want to encourage conversations and hear your stories.

This is our largest-scale exhibition to date, is highly topical, and, we hope, encapsulates what the Migration Museum for Britain that we are creating is all about: examining how immigration and emigration across the ages has shaped who we are today as individuals, and as a nation.

We will also be running a varied series of events, ranging from panel discussions to film screenings, examining themes explored in the exhibition. More details will be announced on our website, social media channels and via email soon.

We are tremendously grateful to all of the artists, contributors, and volunteers for their generous support and involvement in this exhibition. This exhibition is generously supported by Arts Council England, The Open University, Aziz Foundation and all walkers who raised funds for Imprints, our 2016 fundraising walk.

A full list of contributors, donors and funders can be found on our website.

No Turning Back: Seven Migration Moments that Changed Britain is open Wednesdays–Sundays from 11am until 5pm, with late opening until 9pm on the last Thursday of every month.

The Migration Museum at The Workshop is located at 26 Lambeth High Street, London SE1 7AG (nearest tubes Vauxhall, Lambeth North and Westminster). Click here for a map with directions.


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