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Redbridge Museum

Coronavirus: service update – temporarily closed.

Redbridge Museum & Heritage Centre is closed to the public. All exhibitions, events and activities are also suspended until further notice.

For information on all service changes please see our services changes page.

Redbridge Museum is temporarily closed

While we are closed, we will continue to have a presence online and our staff will continue to work remotely. 

The health and well-being of our visitors, staff and community are of utmost importance to us and this decision is in response to increasing concerns surrounding COVID-19. 

We will continue to closely review the advice from Public Health England and monitor the current situation to keep people up to date on our plans.

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For enquiries, please get in touch via email


A New Redbridge Museum - tell us what you think

Thanks to a £100,000 grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, a new permanent Redbridge Museum exhibition will open in 2021. This is an exciting opportunity to revamp the Museum's much-loved permanent exhibition.

We want to find out what you'd like to see in the new displays.

Please complete this short survey to tell us what you think

Find out more about the New Redbridge Museum


Redbridge Museum explores the many different people, places and events which make up the history of our Borough.

What's in the Museum?

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What's in the Museum?

Moving Stories Meet some of the people who have lived and worked in Redbridge between 1940 and today

The March of Bricks and Mortar Discover how Redbridge grew from a number of villages to a modern suburb between 1900 and 1939

Rural Redbridge Find out what life was like in the local area in the 1800s

Time Zone Explore over 150,000 years of local history through interactive displays

Since opening in 2000, we have worked with hundreds of local people, produced more than 70 exhibitions and displays, attracted more than 200,000 visitors, held over 600 family activities, and taught 33,518 school pupils. Find out more about how we work in partnership with local groups and individuals

Take a 360 Virtual Tour of Redbridge Museum


What's on?

Black History Month 2020: Memories of Windrush

Redbridge Museum is celebrating Black History Month through a new short film. Using interviews conducted by Redbridge Museum & Heritage Centre from 2002 to 2018, the film explores the memories and experiences of the Windrush generation who settled in the London Borough of Redbridge.

Watch the Memories of Windrush film

Redbridge and the Second World War

Redbridge Museum is commemorating the 75th Anniversary of VE Day through a new short film. Using the collections of Redbridge Museum & Heritage Centre, the film explores the Second World War in Ilford, Wanstead and Woodford in what is now the London Borough of Redbridge.

Watch the Redbridge and the Second World War film 

Ilford Football Club Heritage Project - can you help?

Redbridge Museum is working with Ilford F.C on an exciting new project about the history of the club. Founded in 1881, Ilford F.C has been one of the most successful amateur clubs in the country.

We would love to hear from anyone with Ilford F.C items or memories. The project will lead to a major exhibition, book and new website, supported by an award from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Please contact Michael Foley, Ilford F.C Chairman or redbridge.museum@visionrcl.org.uk, 0208 708 2317.

Redbridge and the First World War

Redbridge Museum is commemorating the centenary of the First World War through a new website and book about the impacts of the First World War on Redbridge. Both are fully illustrated and feature extensive new research not previously published. Copies can be purchased from Redbridge Museum and most Redbridge libraries. 

Visit the Redbridge and the First World War website 


Events & activities

Join in with our #MuseumFromHome!

Take a 360 virtual tour of Redbridge Museum! Produced for Open House London 2020, explore the Museum's permanent display and learn more about Redbridge's people and places throughout time!

Take the 360 virtual tour


Choose from 14 social media 'tours' of our displays and past exhibitions produced during lockdown.

Take a Twitter tour

Download our children's activities to make and do at home. Please only print the pages you need on scrap paper.

View children's activities

Play the 1970s Generation Game with Redbridge Museum!

A series of objects from Redbridge Museum's collections will move across the screen. Watch them carefully... then see how many you can name in 15 seconds!

For 1 or more players.

Play the Generation Game



The Museum & Heritage Centre delivers a wide range of free education sessions based around the national curriculum. These educational sessions can take place at the Museum & Heritage Centre or at Valentines Mansion. To find out more about what you and your group can gain from a visit to Redbridge Museum, watch this short film.

All sessions include handling a wide range of real artefacts, fun activities and exploring the displays. Groups can use historic archives, maps and photographs to learn about the history of their local area and school.

The Museum can also deliver INSET sessions for teachers, assemblies, and support for school projects.

Please note due to the redevelopment of the Museum permanent exhibition during 2020-21 it may be difficult to host visits.

or contact us on redbridge.museum@visionrcl.org.uk for more information or to book a session.

Find out more about education sessions at Redbridge Museum & Heritage Centre

Find out more about education sessions at Valentines Mansion & Gardens

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Visitor information


Redbridge Museum
2nd Floor, Redbridge Central Library
Clements Road

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Contact details

Redbridge Museum:

Telephone: 020 8708 2317
Email: redbridge.museum@visionrcl.org.uk

Redbridge Heritage Centre:

Telephone: 020 8708 2422
Email: info.heritage@visionrcl.org.uk

Opening times

Tuesday to Friday: 10am to 5pm

Saturday: 10am to 4pm

CLOSED Monday and Sunday

Free entry


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