Brent Museum

Brent Museum
Willesden Green Library Centre
95 High Road
Willesden Green
London
Greater London
NW10 2SF
England

Website

www.brent.gov.uk/heritage.nsf/

E-mail

museum@brent.gov.uk

Telephone

020 8937 3600

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Brent Museum

Brent Museum (formerly Grange Museum of Community History) moved to Willesden Green Library Centre in 2006 with displays about the history of the Borough and its many cultures.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Mon: 10am - 8pm
Tues: 9am - 8pm
Weds: 9am - 6pm
Thurs: 9am - 8pm
Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat: 9am - 5pm
Sun: 12am - 5pm

Admission charges

FREE entry

The collection consist of objects relating to the local Brent area and the communities who live there.

The museum is encouraging all people from the many diverse communities in Brent to donate a part of their history, either through objects or oral history, to ensure that they make their mark and history known to future generations.

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Land Transport, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Charles Garforth

Brent Remembers: Five Lives

  • 29 October 2014 — 27 March 2015

This new exhibition will explore how the First World War affected the people of Brent and the contributions they made. Discover the stories of Charles Garforth, one of the first recipients of a VC medal during the First World War; Charles Bowen a librarian from Willesden who died in combat; Charles Pinkham who oversaw Military Appeal Tribunals; Mabel Comben, a dedicated VAD; and 'Fluff', whose father wrote letters from abroad that she kept for the rest of her life.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Brent Civic Centre
Engineers Way
Wembley
HA9 0FJ

Admission

FREE

Website

http://www.brent.gov.uk/firstwordlwar

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.
Brent Remembers Film Screenings

Film Screening: Dance Journeys

  • 29 October 2014 5-5:45pm

Two films documenting the Dance Journeys project, inspired by English National Ballet’s Lest We Forget, commemorating the First World War. The films feature students from Hammersmith Academy and Capital City Academy and artists from English National Ballet and Akram Khan Company

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Brent Civic Centre
Engineers Way
Wembley
HA9 0FJ

Website

http://www.brent.gov.uk/firstworldwar

Brent Dazzle Camouflage Poster

First World War cartoons

  • 29 October 2014 12:30-2:30pm

In these family workshops, we’ll be looking at some of the cartoons and comical postcards sent to and from the trenches of World War One. You can then have a go at drawing some of your own.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Brent Civic Centre
Engineers Way
Wembley
HA9 0FJ

Website

http://www.brent.gov.uk/firstworldwar

Brent Remembers Film Screening

Film Screening: Whose Remembrance?

  • 29 October 2014 1-1:45pm

The Imperial War Museum presents an exclusive screening of Whose Remembrance? which explores the experiences of people from Britain’s former empire in the two world wars.

Whose Remembrance? was IWM’s first AHRC-supported research project. It sought to investigate the state of research into the experiences of the peoples of Britain’s former empire in the two world wars, and the understanding and availability of this research to audiences and communities today. The project was carried out by the Imperial War Museum Research team in consultation with an advisory group of academics and specialists. Researchers worked on the production of three databases: published works produced by academics and community historians over the last thirty years; exhibitions and resources developed by museums and cultural organisations; and cultural outputs such as films, documentaries, novels and plays.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Where

Brent Civic Centre
Engineers Way
Wembley
HA9 0FJ

Website

http://www.brent.gov.uk/firstworldwar

Dazzle Camouflage Poster

Tanks and Dazzle Camouflage

  • 29 October 2014 11:30am-4:30pm

This is a chance for young people, their friends and families to get together in our wonderfully simple but impacting creative craft workshop. The workshop will be fun for all the family, no prior experience is needed, everyone can join in. Watch our short video: http://vimeo.com/107492121 to see how you can make your own dazzle camouflage boat at home and bring your boat in to help us create a foyer flotilla!

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 11-13
  • 16-17

Where

Brent Civic Centre
Engineers Way
Wembley
HA9 0FJ

Website

http://www.brent.gov.uk/firstworldwar

Dazzle Camouflage Poster

Terry Deary's War Game: A dramatic performance

  • 29 October 2014 11:30am-12:30pm, 2:30-3:15pm

Join us for a fantastic dramatic performance of Terry Deary's War Game in Wembley Library.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Brent Civic Centre
Engineers Way
Wembley
HA9 0FJ.

Website

http://www.brent.gov.uk/firstworldwar

Brent Remembers Film Screenings

Film Screening: Brent Remembers

  • 29 October 2014 2-2:30pm, 3:30-4pm

Libraries and archives across England have been working with local communities and national partners on a Digital War Memorial. Brent Museum and Archives' utilised the borough's rich and diverse collections to stimulate reflection and discussion; provide the starting point for deeper engagement; and inspire artistic interpretation. Brent Remembers is one of the first ten projects to be shared on the national Digital War Memorial: www.digitalwarmemorial.com. Poets Malika Booker and Nick Makoha, actor Andy Daniel and heritage professional Jo Sunderland-Bowe drew inspiration from Brent's objects, photos and documents about the First World War to develop creative workshops for Brent's schools, community groups and residents. The resulting video, poems and creative writing are available through the Digital War Memorial website. Brent Remembers is part of a national project led by the Society of Chief Librarians which was awarded £196,110 from the National Lottery supported Grants for the arts Libraries fund through Arts Council England.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • 7-10

Where

Brent Civic Centre
Engineers Way
Wembley
HA9 0FJ

Website

http://www.brent.gov.uk/firstworldwar

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