Redbridge Museum

Redbridge Museum
Central Library
Clements Road
Ilford
Essex
IG1 1EA
England

Website

www.redbridge.gov.uk/museum

E-mail

Museum Manager

gerard.greene@redbridge.gov.uk

Telephone

020 8708 2317

Fax

020 8708 2431

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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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

Admission

Free admission

Redbridge Museum

Super Science!

  • 22 July — 6 September 2014 *on now

This summer let Redbridge Museum take you on a journey to the future!
Transform yourself into an amazing astronaut and explore the universe and beyond; turn yourself into a scientist to explore the wonderful world of light and optics; find out the facts behind science fiction.

Discover Redbridge's own scientific past through hands- on displays, games and puzzles about astronomy, electronics, science fiction and much, much more.

Opening Times - Tue-Fri 10am-5pm and Sat 10am-4pm

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

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.

A First World War Centenary Programme

  • 22 May — 31 July 2014 *on now

Throughout June and July, The Ilford Art Society will be giving demonstrations and holding weekly meetings which will focus on artists, poems and uniforms of the First World War as well as the borough's War Memorials.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Where

St Laurence Church Hall
Donnington Avenue
Barkingside
Ilford
Essex
IG6 1AJ

Additional info

Enquiries 020 8478 4841

Admission

£3.50 (members)
£5 (non-members)

Website

http://www.ilfordartsociety.co.uk

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Ilford War Memorial Gardens Open Day

  • 2 August 2014 From 1pm

Open day, display by Redbridge Museum, library activities, displays by the Ilford War Memorial Action Group, Western Front Association, Royal British Legion, Cadets, music performances and a talk about aspects of the war.

1pm - Salvation Army performance
2pm - Cadet displays /walk
3pm - Military band performance

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Ilford War Memorial Gardens

Getting there

Situated close to Newbury Park tube station, just north of Ilford on the A12, this site is easily accessible by public transport.

Website

http://www2.redbridge.gov.uk/cms/news_and_events/events/2014/august/ilford_war_memorial_gardens_op.aspx

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Drumhead Service

  • 3 August 2014 12-1pm

Parade and service of remembrance

Where

Town Hall steps
Redbridge Town Hall
128-142 High Road, Ilford, IG1 1DD
IG1 1DD

Website

http://www2.redbridge.gov.uk/cms/news_and_events/events/2014/august/drumhead_service.aspx

A Swarm of Ancient Stars

See the Stars

  • 26 — 29 August 2014
  • 30 August 2014 10am-4pm

Make your own pop-up observatory to see the stars.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Website

http://www2.redbridge.gov.uk/cms/news_and_events/events/2014/august/see_the_stars.aspx

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The Art of the First World War

  • 4 September 2014 2-3:30pm

Writer and lecturer Jef Page will talk about well-known paintings of the First World War, including works by John Singer Sargent, Christopher R.W.Nevinson and Sir William Orpen. Followed by question and answer session.

Please note: this event takes place at Fullwell Cross Library, Ilford, IG6 2EA.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Please contact venue for ticket prices.

Website

http://www2.redbridge.gov.uk/cms/news_and_events/events/2014/september/the_art_of_the_first_world_war.aspx

Members of the Women's Land Army (WLA) smile for the camera as they sit or stand in a horse-drawn cart in a sunny country lane.

Our War: Pop Up Tea Parties at Valentines Mansion

  • 14 September 2014 11am-1pm

You will be encouraged to share family stories you may have, although this is not essential. With a Redbridge Museum display about the local impacts of the war.

Please note: this event takes place at Valentines Mansion & Gardens, Emerson Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 4XA.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Free

Website

http://www2.redbridge.gov.uk/cms/news_and_events/events/2014/september/pop_up_tea__parties.aspx

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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

Admission

£5.00 (Concessions £3.50)

Website

http://www2.redbridge.gov.uk/cms/news_and_events/events/2014/september/poetry_workshop.aspx

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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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Woyzeck

  • 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

Where

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

Admission

£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

Admission

Free

Website

http://www2.redbridge.gov.uk/cms/news_and_events/events/2014/october/open_mic_night_first_world_wa.aspx

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