Redbridge Museum

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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.
Ice Age Ilford

Ice Age Ilford An exhibition

  • 23 January — 4 June 2016 *on now

Over 200,000 years ago, Ilford was home to mammoths, rhinoceros, giant deer, wild cattle and even lions.

Hundreds of their fossilised bones were unearthed in Ilford 150 years ago and are now in the collections of the Natural History Museum and the British Geological Survey. In this special exhibition some of these prehistoric bones are returning home for a brief visit.

Come and explore Ilford's Ice Age, find out why animals became extinct and learn about the Victorian fossil hunters who made these astonishing discoveries.

Visitors will also come face -to-face with a life-size replica of the skull of an Ilford mammoth. Prepare to be amazed!
•Open Tuesday - Friday 10am-5pm
•Saturday 10am-4pm
•Free admission

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • Any age


Redbridge Museum
Central Library
Clements Road



Museum Manager


020 8708 2317


020 8708 2431

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