The museum’s future venue will be the first three floors of a new development in the Square Mile

The Migration Museum, currently a temporary space for exploring how the movement of people to and from Britain has shaped who we are, has announced plans to move to a fixed home by 2025 or 2026. The museum has existed in its current form, at Lewisham Shopping Centre, since 2020 and this move will make it the UK’s first permanent migration museum.

The new build, which will land at 65 Crutched Friars, was approved on Tues 21st February and will mainly serve as student accommodation. The first three floors will house the Migration Museum with purpose-built features to support their interactive temporary and permanent exhibition: flexible event and education spaces, outdoor areas for programming and activation, a cafe/restaurant and a shop.

For now, the museum will stay in Lewisham for at least another two or three years while they launch a capital fundraising campaign to raise up to £15m to support the move. At this site, the museum welcomes 7000 visitors a month, and with the new location based in the heart of the City, they’ll no doubt see that number rise.

Opens 2025/26
65 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AE