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Bromley Museum

Bromley Museum is situated in Orpington Priory, an important historic building located just off Orpington High Street. Throughout the year we hold a number of temporary exhibitions and events. We also have permanent displays about the history of the local area. The Museum is ideal for adults and children alike. Best of all - entry is FREE!

Bromley's Past

Did you know that over 10,000 years ago woolly mammoths roamed Green Street Green? Or that H G Wells, famous author of the 'War of the Worlds', was born in Bromley? These fascinating facts and more will be revealed in this new gallery about Bromley's past, stretching from prehistoric times to the present day.

'Your Place!'

Designed to be fully interactive for all the family, 'Your Place!' has games, clothes, activities and books from the 1950s up until the present day. It is a place to share memories and experiences, and most of all it is 'Your Place!' to have fun!

The Avebury Room

MP, author, friend of Darwin, archaeologist, geologist, anthropologist and zoologist - but who was Sir John Lubbock, the first Lord Avebury? Find out about this great man of the Victorian era, whose thoughts and actions characterise the social, economical and political changes of 19th century Britain.


The Museum provides an education service for all schools in the London Borough of Bromley. Our loans boxes come complete with teacher's notes, and are ideal for bringing the past to life. Museum staff are also available to provide talks in schools. Please contact the Museum for further details.


The Museum provides talks about the history and archaeology of the borough for local adult groups and societies. Please contact the Museum for more information.


Groups are welcome, but should book in advance. Guide dogs are admitted. Wheelchair users are advised to call before visiting as there is limited access to the building. There is a small pay and display car park immediately outside the Museum. Larger car parks are located in Orpington town centre.

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Bus Routes: 51, 61,208, 353, R2, R4 and B14

Train: Orpington Station (then 20 min walk or short bus journey)

Car: There is a small pay and display car park immediately outside the Museum. Access is via Aynscombe Angle.
Larger car parks are located in Orpington town centre.

Bromley Museum Postcode for SatNav: BR6 0HH


+44 (0)1689 873 826

The Priory
Church Hill

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