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