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
Ship Ahoy! A fun, family exhibition about rivers, ships and seas
- 4 August — 3 September 2016 *on now
Climb aboard an East India Company ship bound for exotic India or ride the river Roding on a cargo ship and unload your treasure by crane at Ilford Wharf.
Find out how the river Roding and the seas connected Ilford, Wanstead and Woodford to the wider world in this fun interactive exhibition.
Discover more about science, geography, trade and your local history through hands-on displays, games, puzzles and much much more.
020 8708 2317
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