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.
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.
Redbridge Museum explores the many different people, places and events which make up the history of our Borough.
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
Visit the Exploring 20th Century London website to find out more about some of the items in Redbridge Museum's collection.
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
Eat It! A fun family exhibition about food
Discover the wonderful world of food at Redbridge Museum!
Have fun down on the Victorian farm, sail your crops to market on the river Roding, eat like an Ice Age mammoth, survive wartime rationing and explore food from around the world.
Through interactive displays, puzzles and games, discover the past, present and future of food in Redbridge.
Redbridge Eats Out
This small display celebrates Redbridge's food - from tea parties to takeaways.
Featuring historic photographs, objects and personal stories from the local area, this display will set your stomach rumbling!
Tuesday 17 December 2019 to Saturday 21 March 2020
Redbridge Museum explores the pressing issue of local climate change in this new display.
From 1970s protests against an Ilford chemical factory to modern campaigns against cars and climate change in Wanstead, the display looks at past and current issues of pollution and waste in Redbridge through objects, photographs and archives from the Museum collection.
VE Day 1945: 75 Years - COMING SOON
Tuesday 7 April to Saturday 29 August 2020
Redbridge Museum is marking the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War with a new small display.
From street parties to Royal visits, find out how Redbridge celebrated in 1945 and explore how the War changed the world forever.
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.
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.
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.
Join in with our #MuseumFromHome!
Download our children's activities to make and do at home. Please only print the pages you need on scrap paper.
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.
The Museum & Heritage Service delivers a wide range of free education sessions based around the national curriculum. These educational sessions can take place at the Museum 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.
or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book a session.
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Saturday: 10am to 4pm
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