Being a refugee is devastating and traumatic. Refugees face huge challenges when building new lives in London and their achievements are hard won. Yet they make enormous contributions to the capital. They help to shape the city we know today.
This website does not provide a history of refugees in London. Instead it shares the voices, memories and successes of people who have found refuge in the capital. All have certain experiences and concerns in common, but each person’s story is unique. They offer different perspectives on being a refugee, on London, and on what it means to belong.
Click on personal stories or use the links at the top of this page to hear their voices.
Most of the oral history material featured here was collected by the Refugee Communities History Project. To find out more about the project visit our partners page.
Exhibition closed: Belonging: voices of London’s refugees, was held at the Museum of London between 26 October 2006 and 25 February 2007. The information on this site is for archive purpose only.
The Museum of London is funded by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and the Corporation of London London Wall, LONDON EC2Y 5HN, United Kingdom. Copyright Museum of London, 2005 All rights reserved. This site is maintained by the Museum Systems Team.