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Redbridge Museum was opened in 2000. It is the community museum for the London Borough of Redbridge and explores the many different places, people and events in over 150,000 years of Redbridge history. The Museum also runs popular temporary exhibitions, events, and an education service.
Closed Sunday, Monday, public holidays
The collections cover over 150,000 years of local history from prehistoric animals to recent developments. It is particularly evocative of the development of Ilford, Wanstead and Woodford from 1850s - 1950s.
Agriculture, Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Industry, Social History
Key artists and exhibits
- Ilford Ltd, Sylvia Pankhurst, Winston Churchill, Claybury Hospital, WW2, Woodford Cycle Meet, Barnardos, Fairlop Fair, Uphall Iron Age camp, Howards Ltd, Kelvin Hughes, Harts House, Wanstead House and Park
Discover over 500 years of Redbridge gardens, parks and open spaces in this special exhibition by Redbridge Museum. Follow a fascinating journey from medieval farmland to grand 18th century country estates to the growth of modern suburban gardens and discover an area where the city meets the country.
Explore the 'lost' grounds of Wanstead House, one of the grandest gardens in 18th century England; find out about the work of the Woodford botanist who discovered many new plants; uncover the fight to preserve the ancient Hainault Forest; and see how local people have used their gardens, parks and allotments in the last 100 years.
Through a range of objects, photographs, films and documents, visitiors will view Redbridge in a new light.
Redbridge Exhibition 1st Floor
12th March- 22 June 2013