About this Event
Newington Green Meeting House will re-open to the public after extensive restorative build work from January 11th 2021. For the first time the building is open to the public with tours, developed and delivered by volunteers who can share with you the history, stories and people of the building and local area. Learn more about the building and its inhabitants' radical history, pioneering architecture and revolutionary ideas.
Tours are approximately 30 minutes long and then you are free to explore the space, exhibitions and audio guide yourselves. The building is fully wheelchair accessible. Please help us cater the tour towards your interest and needs of the group by answering all the questions when booking.
From October 1st you will be able to view the Black Germany exhibition in the Mary Wollstonecraft Room. Based on ground-breaking research, the exhibition employs a number of biographies, accompanied by photographic images, in order to look at the largely forgotten development of a Black Diaspora in Germany from the 1880s up to 1945. In doing so, it provides insights into the routes and reasons that brought African men and women from the colonies to Germany pre-1914; it looks at forms of employment and the politics of Black residents during the interwar period; and it touches on the fate of Black residents and their German-born children during the period of National Socialism.
If you are a congregant or aware of the history but just want to see the restored building please book a .
Due to the coronavirus (COVID 19), all tours will be socially distanced and tickets are limited to 5 per tour. Please contact [email protected] for larger tours from one household. Please bring a face covering as these will be mandatory – and please follow the guidelines in place throughout the building. If Tier 3 restrictions are in place at the time the tours will not be able to go ahead and we will inform you of this change in advance.
We hope you enjoy the tour!
Newington Green Meeting House, 39A Newington Green, London, United Kingdom