Enfield Museum

Enfield Museum
Dugdale Centre
Thomas Hardy House
39 London Road
Enfield, Middlesex
Greater London


Museum website with information on what we do and where to find us



Museum Officer


Museum Assistant


Museum Assistant



Jan Metcalfe (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

020 8379 1469

Justine Stracey (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

020 8379 1462

Rebecca Odell

020 8379 2693

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
Enfield Museum's temporary exhibition space, currently full of sporting equipment through the years for the 'Our Sporting Life' exhibition
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Enfield Museum Service aims to reflect the history and cultural diversity of Enfield through advancing an understanding of our collective past and shared future.

It is responsible for the care, display and interpretation of collections through temporary exhibitions and events, which aim to make the collections accessible to all the people of Enfield.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive

Opening hours

10am-5pm Monday - Saturday
10am-1pm Sunday

Admission charges

Free entry

Getting there

A short walk from Enfield Town station, or a longer walk from Enfield Chase station. Served by many local buses, including the 121, 191, 307, 313 and W9. There are also a number of car parks nearby including outside and multistorey.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Industry, Inland Waterways, Social History, Trade and Commerce

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
An image of a 1940s set and assorted display cases

Enfield Life

  • 30 January 2013 — 31 December 2015 *on now

Enfield lies in the north east corner of the old county of Middlesex on the western bank of the River Lee with Essex to the east and Hertfordshire to the north. People have lived in the area for thousands of years and over time, the population has gradually increased to the 312,500 who live in the borough today.

This exhibition by Enfield Museum Service, tells something of the story of the people who have lived and worked here, who have helped to shape the borough and in turn, have been shaped by it. In it, we look back to ancient times and forward into the 21st Century at the changes and developments that have affected life in Enfield.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Poster of Enfield at War exhibition showing a soldier and a red cross nurse.

Enfield at War: 1914 - 1918

  • 28 March 2014 — 11 January 2015 *on now

In August 1914, Britain declared war with Germany. The next four years saw a conflict unlike any that had gone before it, stretching across the globe and claiming the lives of more than 29 million people.

From bombing raids by German airships to wounded soldiers returning from the front, this was a dramatic and life-changing chapter in Enfield’s history. This year, Enfield Museum is putting on an exhibition to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. This exhibition will look at how the war affected the residents of Enfield - both in the trenches and on the home front. It will also delve into the important roles and contributions to the war effort of those living within the borough.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
A First World War soldier and a nurse stand next to the text Enfield at War 1914 to 1918

Day Conference: Enfield at War 1914-1918

  • 27 September 2014 10am-4pm

The day includes:

- Talk by Phillip Abbot of the Royal Armouries on the exciting rediscovery of the long-lost staff ledgers of the Royal Small Arms factory.
- Talk “Shirts, shells and poison gas” by Ian Jones, co-author of the book ‘Enfield at War: 1914-1918’.
- First World War re-enactors.
Dramatic retelling of the Cuffley Airship crash.
- War poems written and read by Enfield Poets.
- ‘Enfield at War: 1914-1918’ museum exhibition, with the chance to handle and view items not normally on display.
- Refreshments and lunch included.

Suitable for

  • 18+


Tickets £13, booking necessary to secure a place.

Send a stamped addressed envelope and cheque made payable to “The Enfield Society” to: The Enfield Society Day Conference, Jubilee Hall, 2 Parsonage Lane, Enfield, EN2 0AJ

Please include your telephone number and whether you are a member of the Enfield Society or not.



A young girl decorates a train

Transport for the Troops

  • 27 October 2014 11am-1pm, 2-4pm
  • 28 October 2014 11am-1pm, 2-4pm
  • 29 October 2014 11am-1pm, 2-4pm

March on down to Enfield Museum for our creative and crafty workshops. Fashion
your own boats, planes, airships and tanks and learn about transport in the First
World War. Suitable for 6-12 year olds.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13


£4 per child, booking necessary to secure a place.

Box Office 020 8807 6680 or www.dugdalecentre.co.uk



Getting there

A short walk from Enfield Town station, or a longer walk from Enfield Chase station. Served by many local buses, including the 121, 191, 307, 313 and W9. There are also a number of car parks nearby including outside and multistorey.