little girl wearing a chef's hat and making food

Eat It Exhibition

This summer at Redbridge Museum discover the wonderful world of food! 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.

Part of National Park City Festival


Free admission


Date and times

Tuesday 23 July to Saturday 31 August

  • 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Friday
  • 10am to 4pm Saturday



Redbridge Museum


All activities cost 50p

No need to book, just drop into the exhibition at any time.


Tuesday 13 to Saturday 17 August

Scrumptious Seasons

Make your own fantastic food growing game


Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 August

Vegetables in a Basket

‘Grow’ your own paper vegetables to fill a beautiful basket


All of the events below link to the Eat It! will be held at Redbridge Central Library.

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Your place will be given away if you arrive more than 10 minutes late. Please book and pay in advance via eventbrite.

Mr Cress Head, 5-12 yrs

Did you know watercress was grown in Ilford 100 years ago? Make your own cress head to take home and grow yummy cress from!

Date and time: Tuesday 13 August, 10:30am to midday

Venue: Gloucester Room

Price: £1 per child


Super Sweets, 5-12 yrs

Design a beautiful sweet tray and learn how to make Indian sweets (includes non-dairy options).

Date and time: Wednesday 14 August, 10:30am to midday

Venue: Gloucester Room

Price: £1 per child




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