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Black Cultural Archives, London

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Black Cultural Archives was founded in 1981 to collect, preserve and celebrate the contributions Black people have made to the culture, society and heritage of the UK.

Our unique and growing archive collection offers insight into the history of people of African descent in Britain and includes rare documents, photographs, oral history testimonies and objects dating from the second century to the present day. Through our public programmes and partnership work with other organisations we enable a variety of communities to learn and connect with this often hidden history.

Black Cultural Archives is working on a major building project to open the UK's first Black heritage centre at Windrush Square in the heart of Brixton, London.

BCA Official Site: http://www.bcaheritage.org.uk

BCA Collections: http://www.bcaheritage.org.uk/collections
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  • The Black Cultural Archives website states that it is "the only national heritage centre dedicated to collecting, preserving and celebrating the histories of African and Caribbean people in Britain." ...  more »
  • I've reviewed the venue on a cultural excursion previously, we'd also previously stopped for a bite, but this time we got seduced by the menu and that bite got bigger. So I'd like to say - top notch t...  more »
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  • I visited the Windrush Exhibition. It was good, not great. I was hoping for more than just a small room with a few pictures and some voice recordings which lasted about 3 minutes. The centre itself is very cosy and welcoming. The cafe is excellent if you want a bite and relax. The forecourt just outside the cafe is spacious and would be great to have a meet-up. The shop has some great selection of books and gift items. I also spent some time in the library archives upstairs. Well worth visiting. You can take photos of the material which is great if you are doing some research. A great place! Staff were friendly and helpful.
  • Great place! Been there twice in one month, but have not made it to the exhibitions as yet. The cafe is so very zen, with stellar service, and food&drink to die for! The museum shop also has many gems. Basically, there is so much info on black cultural heritage and events, as well as good hospitality for all, when you get there. Love the place!
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