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Black Cultural Archives

Children and young people | Education and literacy | Culture, heritage and events | Heritage | London events | Museums and libraries | People and communities | Race and ethnicity

Where to find us

Black Cultural Archives, 1 Windrush Square, London, SW2 1EF

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Organisation aims / mission / values

  • Black Cultural Archives (BCA) is the only national repository of Black history and culture in the UK
  • Black Cultural Archives is a national institution dedicated to collecting, preserving and celebrating the histories of diverse people of African and Caribbean descent in Britain
  • Using our unique collection, we promote the teaching, learning and understanding of the African people’s contribution, which enables the public to learn and connect with hidden histories, creating an experience to uplift and inspire. This is achieved through our exhibitions, public programmes and events
Black Cultural Archives Building

Black Cultural Archives Building

How we deliver these aims

Our growing collection of original archives constitute a permanent record of the richness of the Black experience in Britain and is accessible to all. Through our exhibitions, public and learning programme we share these histories.

Who benefits from our work

The general public, educational institutions and researchers.


Black Cultural Archives, 1 Windrush Square, London, SW2 1EF