Bruce Castle Museum

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Bruce Castle is a Grade I listed 16th century manor house in 20 acres of parkland. William Compton - a member of Henry VIII’s court - built the oldest surviving parts of the building.

Since then the building has been modified several times by new owners including the Coleraine family. One of the wives of the 2nd Lord Coleraine is said to haunt the building. Sir Rowland Hill's family ran a progressive school for boys at Bruce Castle during the Victorian period. Sir Rowland reformed the British postal system and became famous for introducing the Penny Post.

Bruce Castle opened as a Museum in 1906 and now houses the Borough of Haringey's local history collections and archives.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home, Archive

Opening hours

Wed to Sun 13.00-17.00
Summer Bank Holiday Mondays

Closed: Mon & Tues
Good Friday

Admission charges


Additional info

It is advised to book an appointment in advance for our archives Search Room (Wed & Sat 13.00 - 17.00; Thurs & Fri 9.30 - 17.00)

Collection details

World Cultures, Weapons and War, Toys and Hobbies, Sport, Social History, Photography, Personalities, Industry, Fine Art, Design, Decorative and Applied Art, Archives, Architecture

Bruce Castle Museum
Lordship Lane
Greater London
N17 8NU




020 8808 8772


020 8808 4118

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