until 3rd March 2012
This exhibition explores the history of the largest mosque in Croydon, the Croydon Mosque & Islamic Centre at 525 London Road. The mosque has grown from informal gatherings in the basement of 32 Derby Road, West Croydon in the mid-1960s, into the present 2,000+ capacity building.
This is a chance to see rare photographs of the mosque’s development, explore the inside of the mosque using interactive multimedia and listen to oral histories of the founders and pioneers of the Muslim community in Croydon. The exhibition uses new technologies like augmented reality and computer gaming to help visitors to explore and learn. “If you are into history, heritage, architecture, religious buildings and reaching hard to reach communities this is an unmissable event”.
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