CultureLine – Connecting East London Culture

Everyone knows that most Londoners are obsessed with transport (usually we’re complaining about it!) but the new Overground East London extension has brought some positive PR for TFL.

Establishments in the newly connected areas anticipate a significant increase in visitor numbers and with East London being a thriving artistic hot spot, the cultural economy is bound to benefit. In celebration of this fact comes CultureLine, a grouping of 10 museums and galleries which can be found along the length of the rail road.

The line runs from Dalston Junction in North-East London to West Croydon in the South-East. CultureLine attractions, are all within walking distance of stations along the line and include the likes of the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill and the elegant English domestic interiors at the Geffrye Museum in Shoreditch, to a celebration of local people at the Museum of Croydon and an international programme of contemporary and 20th century art at the Whitechapel Gallery.

Amongst the 10 CultureLine institutions visitors will find an array of fascinating curiosities including George Washington’s false teeth, a marine iguana from Darwin’s expedition to the Galapagos Islands, the purse of the suffragette who threw herself under King George V’s horse and the oldest tunnel in the London metro system!

The CultureLine group includes:

Hackney Museum – Dalston Junction station
Geffrye Museum – Hoxton station
Wesley’s Chapel – Shoreditch High Street station
The Royal London Hospital Museum – Whitechapel station
Whitechapel Gallery – Whitechapel station
The Women’s Library – Whitechapel station
Brunel Museum – Rotherhithe station
Horniman Museum – Forest Hill station
Crystal Palace Museum – Crystal Palace station
Museum of Croydon – West Croydon station


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