Redbridge Museum

Redbridge Museum
Central Library
Clements Road



Museum Manager


020 8708 2317


020 8708 2431

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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
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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Kelvin Hughes, Land, Sea and Air, display

  • 8 April — 4 October 2014 *on now

This display looks at the history of the firm thorough the eyes of some of the people who worked there. It also features some of the things they made, which have been recently donated to Redbridge Museum by Kelvin Hughes.

From 8 April - 4th October 2014

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 11-13
  • 18+
  • 7-10


Free admission

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.
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Writing Poetry Workshop with Paul Conway

  • 27 September 2014 10am-3pm

Come along and spend the day in a writing workshop - be inspired by First World War poetry readings, look at vintage stereographics images provided by specialist Paul Conway and be led in a poetry workshop by this poet. It will be followed by an Open Mic night in late October. Please bring lunch, tea and coffee will be provided.

Please note: this event takes place at Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road, Ilford, IG1 1EA.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Not suitable for children


£5.00 (Concessions £3.50)


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Edith Cavell - an Illustrated Talk

  • 4 October 2014 2-3:30pm

She and Belgian and French colleagues helped over 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium. She was arrested, tried with 33 others by a German military court, found guilty of 'assisting men to the enemy' and shot by a German firing squad on October 12 1915.

Join local historian and Chairman of Ilford Historical Society, Jef Page, to learn more about this fascinating woman and her experiences in WW1. Followed by question and answer session.

Please note: this event takes place at Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road, London E11 2RQ.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Not suitable for children
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  • 13 — 23 October 2014

A site specific promenade performance throughout Redbridge Drama Centre, reinvented as the trenches and fields of France in this new adaptation of Georg Buchner's classic play. An immersive experience for all the senses.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Redbridge Drama Centre
Churchfields South Woodford, LONDON, E18 2RB
E18 2RB


£8 / £10

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Open Mic Night - First World War Poetry

  • 27 October 2014 6-9pm

Open Mic night showcasing the work from our Poetry Workshop and First World War Poetry.

Please note: this event takes place at Redbridge Central library, Clements Road, Ilford, IG1 1EA.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Not suitable for children