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Windrush Day 2019 National Maritime Museum

Celebrate Windrush Day and discover your own Windrush connections at the National Maritime Museum

This year will mark 75 years since the arrival of the Windrush. It is a major national moment to come together and acknowledge this shared history, delving into the past and celebrating the present and the future. The National Maritime Museum will mark this special day with two days of activities on 22 and 24 June 2023. The events will be suitable for a range of audiences, with a variety of activities organised in collaboration with the Caribbean Social Forum and supported by Spirit of 2012.

HMT Empire Windrush arrived in Britain on 22 June 1948. On board were more than 800 passengers from the Caribbean. Upon arrival in the UK, people were often met with racism, lack of acknowledgement of their professional skills and very different living conditions. 

We mark this day to celebrate British Caribbean communities and acknowledge the sacrifices and contributions the Windrush generation and their descendants have made to British society.

Visitors will be given the opportunity to learn calypso dance moves, play dominoes Caribbean-style, watch performances, and discover the results of new research on the journeys of people from the Windrush generation. Partnership projects with schools, elders and young people will shape the events of each day, celebrating Caribbean culture and the legacy of the Windrush generation.

Windrush 75: 22 and 24 June 2023 - The National Maritime Museum

Further Information:   Windrush Day 2023 | 75th Anniversary Events (rmg.co.uk)