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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
Redbridge In Maps an Exhibition
- 22 October 2013 — 1 March 2014 *on now
Using a range of beautiful maps, take a journey through space and time
to discover over 2,000 years of local history in this Redbridge Museum exhibition.
From the earliest surveys of the 17th Century to detailed Victorian maps and modern phone apps, explore how Ilford, Wanstead and Woodford transformed from small country villages to thriving London suburbs.
Visitors can uncover wartime bomb damage maps and local area plans as well as maps that are works of art in their own right.
Complimented by archive photographs, museum objects, oral history and film, the exhibition invites you
22 October - 1 March 2014
Tue-Fri 10am-5pm and Sat 10am-4pm
- Any age
First War World - can you help?
- Until 31 January 2014 *on now
- From 26 November 2013
Redbridge Museum is researching the impacts of the war on Redbridge and would like to hear from local people about their family stories.
The Museum would be particularly pleased to hear from residents with an African, Caribbean or south Asian background whose ancestors may have fought in the war.
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