Virtual Museum

– history of Kensington and Chelsea brought to life through information, illustrations and artefacts from archives in the Borough's Libraries and Museums.


Black servicemen during the World War IIBetween the lines Exploring black history in the Royal Borough

Chelsea Embankment in 1905Then and Now gallery What did the streets of the Royal Borough look like in the past?

Chelsea Pensioners in the Recreation Room in the early 1900sChelsea Walk Take a stroll with us around the historic heart of Chelsea.

Also in the Virtual Museum

Related sites

  • Local studies Kensington and Chelsea Libraries Local Studies and Archives department
  • Library catalogue Kensington and Chelsea Library stock and other online resources from the Library Service

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Just a 10 minute walk from Kensington High Street


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