Toynbee Hall Conservation and Interpretation Project
We kindly invite any members/users of the East London History website to a focus group to discuss the future development of Toynbee Hall as a heritage attraction.
Toynbee Hall has a significant place in the history of the Settlement Movement, the development of London’s East End communities and the development of social reform in the UK. Iconic figures have studied, spoken or stayed at Toynbee Hall including John Profumo, Clement Attlee, Lenin, and William Beveridge. Toynbee Hall has also influenced the establishment of university settlements all over the world including Hull House in Chicago, founded by Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams.
Toynbee Hall now aims to transform itself as a place, a charity and a business. A key part of this aim is the renovation and interpretation of the historic Toynbee Hall built in 1884.
The Toynbee Hall Conservation and Interpretation Project will conserve the hall, bring back into use those parts of the building that are not currently used and present the heritage of the site through a series of displays, events and activities. The project aims to present the heritage of Toynbee Hall to the wider public, showcasing the significance of the building and the current activities that are delivered.
We are therefore inviting those with an interest in the history of Toynbee Hall, the Settlement Movement and East London heritage to attend a focus group to discuss the project and the opportunities Toynbee Hall presents. The focus group will be held on Thursday 29th September at Toynbee Hall, Commercial Street. The nearest Tube station is Aldgate East and the exit for Toynbee Hall is well marked. Attendees should meet the focus group leaders in the courtyard area 5 minutes prior to the start of the session. Please let us know by return email or telephone if you wish to attend and your preference for a time (morning, afternoon or evening). Once details of attendance have been confirmed, further information will be circulated.
For further information please contact Sarah Hill on 0131 440 6750 or at email@example.com