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vmm-highOn 7 February 2016, thousands of Britons visited mosques around the country. Together they got to see how Muslims connect to God, connect to communities and to neighbours around them.

See the full report for #VisitMyMosque 2016.


Al Manaar Mosque, 244 Acklam Road, London, W10 5YG** (Monday 8th February) (5pm-7pm)

Assalatur Rahman Islamic Association, 5-9 Record Street, London, SE15 1TL (3pm-5pm)

Baitul Aziz, 1 Dickens Square, off Harper Road, London SE1 4JL (12pm-5.30pm)

Balham Mosque, 47a Balham High Road London SW12 9AW* (Saturday 6th February) (11.30am – 4pm)

Darul Ummah Mosque, 56 Bigland Street, Shadwell, London, E1 2ND (12pm-2pm)

East London Mosque and the London Muslim Centre, 46 Whitechapel Road. London E1 1JX (11am-5pm)

Faizan-e-Islam, 8 Corbett Road, Walthamstow, E17 3JZ (12pm-5.30pm)

Finsbury Park Mosque, 7-11 St Thomas’s Road, London N4 2QH (12pm-6pm)

Hyderi Islamic Centre,26 Estreham Rd, Streatham, London SW16 5PQ (11.45am-5pm)

Lewisham Islamic Centre, 363-365 Lewisham High Street London SE13 6NZ (12pm-7pm)

London Central Mosque, 146 Park Road, London, NW8 7RG (1pm-3pm)

Manuk Old Kent Road Mosque, 365 Old Kent Road, London, SE1 5JH

Muslim Welfare House, 233 Seven Sisters Road, London N4 2DA (12pm-6pm)

Newham North Islamic Association, 88, Green Street, Forest Gate, London, E7 8JG.

Noor Ul Islam Trust, 711-723 High Road, Leyton, London, E10 5AB (12pm-5.30pm)

North Finchley Mosque (IANL), 683-685 High Road, North Finchley, London N12 0DA (1.30pm-6.30pm)

Peckham Islamic Centre,12 Choumert Road London SE15 4DB (1pm-3pm)

Quwwatul Islam Masjid, 62-66 Upton Lane, Forest Gate, London, E7 9LN (12pm-4pm)

Redbridge Islamic Centre, 28-28A Woodford Avenue, Gants Hill, Essex, IG2 6XG (11am-5pm)

SICM (Mahfil Ali), 39 Gloucester Road, North Harrow, London, HA1 4PR (5pm-8pm)

South London Islamic Centre, 8 Mitcham Lane, London , SW16 6NN (12pm-6pm)

The KSIMC of London, Wood Lane, Stanmore, HA7 4LQ (10.30am-1pm)

Tooting Islamic Centre, 145 Upper Tooting Road London SW17 7TJ* (Saturday 6th February) (11.30am – 4pm)

West London Islamic Centre & Jamia Masjid, Brownlow Road, West Ealing, London W13 0SQ (12pm-5pm)

West London Islamic Cultural Centre, 7 Bridges Place, Parsons Green, London, SW6 4HW*** (Sunday 14th February) (11.30pm-2.30pm)

North West

Abdullah Quilliam Mosque, 8-10 Brougham Terrace, West Derby Road, Liverpool L6 1AE

European Islamic centre, 79 Manchester Rd, Oldham, OL8 4LN (12pm-4pm)

Jamia tul Muntazir, 102 Sherborne St, Manchester. M8 8ND (12.30pm – 3pm)

Khizra Mosque, 425 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, M8 0PF (12pm-4pm)

Manchester Islamic Centre and Didsbury Mosque, 271 Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2WA (1pm-6pm)

Masjid Ibrahim UKIM, 2 Clegg Street, Burnley, BB10 1AX

Neeli Mosque UKIM Rochdale, 25-27 Hare St, Rochdale, OL11 1JL (12pm-4pm)

Noor Masjid, 5-9 Woodfold Avenue, Levenshulme, Manchester M19 3AP

Warrington Islamic Centre, Lockton Lane, Bewsey, Warrington, WA5 0BF (1pm-5pm)

Zakariyya Jaame Masjid,20 Peace Street, Bolton, BL3 5LJ (12.15pm-3pm)

North East

Ahlulbayt Cultural Centre, ADP House, 35 Hanover Square, Leeds, LS4 2QT (1pm-5pm)

Baabulilm Centre, 166 Shadwell Lane, Leeds, LS17 8AD (From 1.30pm)

Hull Mosque and Islamic Centre, 2 Berkeley Street Hull, HU3 1PR

Leeds Grand Mosque, 9 Woodsley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1SN (From 4pm)

Madina Masjid, Purlwell Lane, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 0ET (12pm-3pm)

Newcastle Central Mosque, The White House, Grainger Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 8RQ

York Mosque and Islamic Centre, Bull Lane, off Lawrence St, York, YO10 3EN (2pm-6pm)


Aberdeen Mosque and Islamic Centre, 164 Spital, Aberdeen, AB24 3JD**** (Saturday 13th February) (2pm-5pm)

Al Arabia al-Islamia, 490 Paisley Road West, Glasgow G51 1PY (12pm-4pm)

Al-Furqan Mosque (UKIM- Glasgow), 19 Carrington St.,Glasgow. G4 9AJ (11am – 5pm)

Central Mosque Lanarkshire, 3 Clydesdale Street Mossend, Bellshill, Lanarkshire, ML4 2RS

Darul-Arqam, 59 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9HY

Edinburgh Central Mosque, 50 Potterrow Edinburgh EH8 9BT

Glasgow Central Mosque, 1 Mosque Ave, Glasgow G5 9TA

Inverness Masjid, 1 Portland Place, Inverness, IV1 1NE (Early Afternoon)

Islamic Education Trust Cumbernauld, 5 Craighalbert Way, Craigmarloch, Cumbernauld, G68 0LS

Kirkcaldy Central Mosque, Kirkcaldy Central Mosque, Cumbrae Terrace, Fife, KY2 6SF (12pm-4pm)


Al-Manar Centre, 2-4 Glynrhondda Street, Cardiff, CF24 4AN (11am – 5.30pm)

Bangor Islamic Centre, 61 High Street, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 1NR

Berea Masjid, Berra Cottages, Blaina, NP13 3AD (11am – 5.30pm)

Darul Isra, Wyvernne Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4BG (11am – 5.30pm)

Jamia mosque, 183-186 Commercial Road, Newport, NP20 2GW (11am – 5.30pm)

Shah Jalal Mosque and Islamic Centre, Crwys Road (on the bridge), Cathays Cardiff, CF24 4NJ (12pm – 5pm)

Swansea University Mosque, Building 6, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP (11am – 5.30pm)

Wrexham Islamic Cultural Centre, 6 Grosvenor Road, Wrexham, LL11 1DN (11am – 3pm)


Aisha Mosque & Islamic Centre, 4 Rutter Street, Walsall, WS1 4HJ (11am-5pm)

Beaumont Leys Muslims Home Farm Neighbourhood Centre, Home Farm Close, Leicester, LE40SU (5pm-7pm)

Birmingham Central Mosque,180 Belgrave Middleway, Highgate Birmingham B12 0XS (12pm-5pm)

Darul Arqam Education Trust, 16 Thurmaston Lane Leicester LE5 0TE (4pm-7pm)

Husaini Islamic Centre,4 Burton Street, Peterborough. PE1 5HD (1pm-4pm)

Islamic Foundation, Ratby Lane, Markfield, Leicester, LE67 9SY (2pm-5pm)

Ksimc Birmingham, 17 Clifton Road, Birmingham, B12 8SX (2pm-4pm)

Lincoln Mosque, Orchard Street, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN1 1XX (10am-1.30pm)

Masjid Al Husayn Leicester, 17A Duxbury Road, Leicester, LE5 3LR (12pm-5pm)

Masjid Usman, 53-55 Shireland Road, Smethwick, Birmingham, B66 4RQ (12.30pm-3pm)

Muslim Student House Masjid, 517 Moseley Road, Birmingham, B12 9BX (1pm-4pm)

Muslim Welfare House of Sheffield, 10-12 Severn Road Sheffield S10 2SU (12pm-4pm)

UKIM Alum Rock Islamic Centre, 2-8 Ludlow Rd, Alum Rock, Birmingham, B8 3BY (11am – 5pm)

UKIM Jamia Masjid Sparkbrook,179-187 Anderton Rd, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, B11 1ND (11am-5pm)

UKIM Masjid Khadijah, 311 – 313 Cromwell Road, Peterborough, PE1 2HP (2pm-8pm)

Northern Ireland

Belfast Islamic Centre, 38 Wellington Park, Belfast BT9 6DN (12pm – 5pm)

Northern Ireland Muslim Family Association (NIMFA), 7 Rugby Road, Belfast, BT7 1PS (12pm – 3pm)

South West

Easton Jamia Masjid, St Marks Road, Easton, Bristol, BS5 6AD***** (Sunday 28th February) (10am-4pm)

Hazrat Shahjalal Central Mosque, 136-139 Manchester Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 1TU (12.30pm to 3.30pm)

Plymouth Islamic Education Trust (PIETY), 19 Greenbank Avenue, St Judes, Plymouth PL4 8PS* (Saturday 6th February) (12pm-5pm)

South East

Aisha Masjid & Islamic Centre, London Road, Earley, Reading RG6 1BW

Camberley Mosque, 282, London Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 4BT (10am – 5pm)

Hayes Muslim Centre, 3 Pump Lane, Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 3NB (11am-5pm) ****(Saturday 13th February)

Masjid AlJannah, 1 Stoke Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL2 5AZ (11am-5pm)

Masjidul Haque, Hastings Mosque, 12 Mercatoria, St Leonards On Sea, East Sussex, TN38 0EB (2pm-5pm)

Shah Jahan Mosque, 149 Oriental Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 7BA (12pm-3pm)

The Markaz, 1 Giles lane, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7LT (11am-5pm)

UKIM Madinah Mosque, 126-130 Oak Road Luton LU48AD (12pm-5pm)

Zainabiya Islamic Centre (KSIMC of Milton Keynes), Peverel Drive, Milton Keynes, MK1 1NW  (1pm-4pm)

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#VisitMyMosque day is a national initiative facilitated by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) and its affiliates, where mosques across the UK organise open days, inviting in their neighbours for tea, biscuits, cakes and an insight into the day-to-day goings on of a busy Muslim centre of worship.

Open days are nothing new, as mosques across Britain have been holding open days for many years, welcoming in their neighbours and building strong relationships with their local communities. Many even do it 3 or 4 times a year, if not more.

  • To allow the British public to see what actually goes on in a mosque and to understand its role in Muslim life.
  • Reducing the ‘unknown’ or ‘fear’ factor for members of the British public with their local mosque and Muslim communities.
  • Overall, to promote community cohesion.
Many mosques already do open days regularly at other times of the year, so the timing of this national day on 7th Feb did not work for them. Some mosques have not had enough time or resources to organise one. In some areas where there are 2 or 3 mosques in the same area, they will share resources by hosting their open day at just 1 mosque and invite their neighbours to that.
We are sorry that no mosques near you were able to take part this year. We hope to reach out to more mosques and get more involved next year. Please tell your local mosque about Visit My Mosque day in case were not aware of it too! Ask them to visit
For logistical reasons, a handful of mosques have scheduled their open days on neighbouring days (6th or 8th Feb), or on the following weekend (14th Feb). This is due to other events already scheduled for the 7th Feb but they didn’t want to miss out on being part of the national ‘Visit My Mosque’ day initiative.
Actually most mosques have an open door policy and anyone can walk in at any time of their year. Many mosques organise events where people of other faiths and none are welcome to attend and many mosques already organise open days regularly. Visit My Mosque day is just an initiative where mosques have timed their open days to be on the same day.
Many mosques already hold regular open days throughout the year. In addition, you don’t have to wait for an open day to visit your local mosque, most mosques are open and you can just walk in at any time.
Visit My Mosque is organised by the hundreds of volunteers across the UK who have taken time out of their Sunday to open up their local mosque, send invitations to their neighbours, and be available on the day to meet & greet neighbours and answer their questions. At a national level, Visit My Mosque is facilitated by the Muslim Council of Britain who have a steering committee to coordinate the day.
Interfaith work is very important and many Muslim communities are already very active in interfaith work. They regularly make visits to their local churches, forming relationships with their congregations and maintaining those relationships throughout the year through regular events. Islam – like other great faiths of the world – places great emphasis on improving cultural and religious understanding between people of different backgrounds and traditions. The UK National Interfaith Week in November is often a focal point for mosques, churches and other places of worship.
Each mosque will be different. You will be welcomed by volunteers at a registration desk and probably directed to a main hall where there will be some tea and refreshments. Some mosques will put on guided tours of the building, while others may play a video or have exhibitions/poster display e.g. about Islam, or showcasing recent charity initiatives undertaken by the mosque.
Mosques will differ on dress code. Like many places of worship, such as historic church sites in Italy or France, mosques may ask guests to respect the sacredness of the building by for example, asking men to wear long trousers that cover their knees, or women to wear long skirts or a shawl to cover their shoulder and hair.