The Windrush Front Room

Step into The Windrush Front Room and explore a Windrush era living room, with music, objects and clothes.

In this interactive space you can get up close to and handle objects found in a living room in the 1940s and 1950s. Learn all about the brave young people who travelled to the UK from the Caribbean in 1948.

The Windrush Front Room is part of the Windrush Collection.


10.30am and 3pm

Take a tour of The Windrush Front Room with Tony Fairweather.

Hear from Felicity Ethnic

11am, 12noon and 1pm

Meet Felicity Ethnic and hear her story about her journey across the ocean from Jamaica to the UK on HMT Empire Windrush on 22 June 1948.

Listen to a book extract


Tony Fairweather will be reading an extract from his book ‘Twenty-Eight Pounds Ten Shillings – A Windrush Story’, followed by a signing in the Horniman Shop.

Meet community elders


Meet community elders to hear about their own Windrush stories.