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Black Cultural Archives is located on Windrush Square in the heart of Brixton, South London and has excellent public transport links.


Black Cultural Archives

1 Windrush Square, Brixton

T: +44 (0)203 757 8500

FREE entry. exhibition charges apply.


Opening Times



Monday              Closed
Tuesday 10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 – 18:00
Thursday 10:00 – 18:00*
Friday 10:00 – 18:00
Saturday 10:00 – 18:00
Sunday Closed

*Open until 19:00 every second Thursday of the month.




Monday              Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 – 16:00
Thursday 10:00 – 16:00*
Friday 10:00 – 16:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

*Every second Thursday of the month open 13:00 - 19:00. The Reading Room will be closed for its annual review from Monday 1 - Wednesday 31 July 2019

If you would like to make an appointment please email


Transport Links

Nearest tube

Brixton on the Victoria Line

Nearby buses

3, 35, 37, 45, 59, 109, 118, 133, 159, 196, 250, 333, 415, 432, P4, P5.

By Car

Travelling on the A23, follow Brixton Road until you reach the junction and take the turning on to Effra Road. Effra Road is adjacent to the Black Cultural Archives.

There are no parking facilities, and parking is limited in the local area. We recommend, when possible, to travel via public transport. There are pay and display and Blue Badge spaces located on Effra Road and Saltoun Road adjacent to the Black Cultural Archives.


Cycle parking is available.
See Transport for London’s Cycle Journey Planner to help plan your route.






Our new café is a light and welcoming space that opens seamlessly on to a private courtyard. We are a stone’s throw from Windrush Square and the busy hub of Brixton’s town centre. A perfect place to meet friends or discuss ideas inspired our collection.

We have a variety of hot dishes and great light snacks, cakes, teas and refreshing cold drinks sure to hit the spot.

Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm

All purchases support the continued work of the Black Cultural Archives.



Our shop offers a beautiful range of postcards, gift items, stationary and books inspired by our archive collection and Black British heritage. Many items are designed by contemporary designers and craftspeople; treat yourself or someone special to a unique and perfect gift.

Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm

All purchases support the continued work of the Black Cultural Archives.