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.
Redbridge Museum

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.
Redbridge Museum

First War World - can you help?

  • 2 April — 7 June 2014 *on now

The centenary of the outbreak of the First World War will be commemorated in 2014. Redbridge Museum is researching the impacts of the War on Redbridge for a major exhibition, school education and events programme.

We would like to hear from local people about their family stories. This can include information about people living in Redbridge at the time of the War or from people who have a connection with the borough today.

As they are unrepresented in the Museum’s records, we are particularly keen to hear from those from an African, Caribbean or south Asian background whose ancestors may have fought in the War.

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