The Migration Museum Project plans to create the UK’s first dedicated Migration Museum and to tell the story of movement into and out of the UK in a fresh and engaging way.

The museum will be an enquiry into who we are, where we came from and where we are going. Britons at home and abroad have a shared cultural history and an exciting future. We aim to represent the thrilling tales, the emotion and the history that have gone into shaping our national fabric; we aim to be the museum of all our stories.

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Sir Konrad Schiemann

Sir Konrad Schiemann was born in Berlin in 1937. He was orphaned during the war and came to England in 1946 where he was brought up by his uncle, who had married an English wife before the war and had spent the war here. Read more

Meet our distinguished friends
  • Michael Rosen on The Languages of Migration

    Photograph of Michael Rosen at the lectern delivering his talk

    Audio podcast and transcript of Michael Rosen’s The Languages of Migration talk for the Migration Museum Project – London School of Economics inaugural annual Public Lecture. Read more

  • Great Minds: Berlin to Britain

    Photograph of Lord Moser speaking with Carl Miller and Susie Harries also on stage listening.

    On 22nd October 2014, Lord Moser and playwright Carl Miller… Read more

  • Germans in Britain

    Germans in Britain, our new touring exhibition, explores the rich and fascinating history of German migrants to Britain. Read more

  • Peas and queues

    If she has kids, they will adopt not her speech but the speech of their British school friends. If you come from an immigrant family, you’ll know how that works. Read more

  • The Languages of Migration

    by Emily Miller How does the language we use to… Read more

  • Making Histories

    ‘To start, I am going to tell you a load… Read more

  • The price of emancipation

    Recent films and the media storm around them prove that… Read more

  • Exhibition Launch: Germans in Britain at Queen Mary University London

    Photograph of English Heritage Blue Plaque at Pevsner's 1936-83 home in Hampstead, London.

    January 29 @ 6:30 pm

    Queen Mary University in partnership with the Migration Museum Project is delighted to invite you to the launch of the Germans in Britain exhibition. At 6:30pm, Emilie Oléron Evans will deliver a lecture entitled Nikolaus Pevsner, a ‘Kunsthistoriker’ in Britain. This will be followed by a reception to allow time to enjoy the exhibition itself. Read more

  • Great Minds: Migration and Fashion

    December 11, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

    Hazel Aggrey-Orleans and Awon Golding join Maggie Semple in conversation to discuss how their personal journeys, and life in London, have inspired and influenced their fashion brands and collections. Read more

  • Michael Rosen | The Languages of Migration

    November 26, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

    Join us at LSE on Wednesday 26th November for a lecture by Michael Rosen on the Languages of Migration. Tickets are now available on Eventbrite. Read more

  • Highlights from our 2014 Autumn Events

    Photograph of oral historian Heiba interviewing photographer Charlie

    We have had a fantastic autumn at the Migration Museum… Read more

  • Germans in Britain opened by Joanna Lumley and Neil MacGregor

    We celebrated the launch of our second touring exhibition, Germans… Read more

  • Connections of time and place – 18 September

    By a happy coincidence, our new exhibition, Germans in Britain,… Read more

  • Germans in Britain – a new exhibition

    Our new exhibition opens at the German Historical Institute, Bloomsbury,… Read more