Redbridge Museum

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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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-4pm

Closed Sunday, Monday, public holidays

Admission charges

Admission free

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.

Collection details

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
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.
Redbridge Museum

Water World! A fun, family exhibition about water

  • 21 July — 5 September 2015 *on now

This summer, let Redbridge Museum take you on a watery adventure.

Find out how water keeps us alive, learn about the clouds in the sky, discover wet and wonderful wildlife, wash clothes in a Victorian laundry or join the Fire Brigade and use your hose to fight fires!

Explore the world of water in this fun interactive exhibition. Discover more about science and your local history through hands-on displays, games, puzzles and much, much more.

*Parents/carers, please note there will not be wet play in the exhibition.

For more events and activities linked to the Water World! exhibition visit our website

Open: 21 July - 5 September

Redbridge Museum 1st floor Exhibition Area

Open from: Tuesday - Friday 10am-5pm & Saturday 10am-4pm

Free Make & Take activities available no need to book just drop in

Bookable events £1.50 per child view details/book online here -

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10
  • 0-4


Free admission


Redbridge Museum
Central Library
Clements Road



Museum Manager


020 8708 2317


020 8708 2431

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