Bruce Castle Museum


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Lordship Lane
London
Greater London
N17 8NU
England

Bruce Castle is a Grade I listed 16th century manor house in 20 acres of parkland. William Compton - a member of Henry VIII’s court - built the oldest surviving parts of the building. Since then the building has been modified several times by new owners including the Coleraine family. One of the wives of the 2nd Lord Coleraine is said to haunt the building. Sir Rowland Hill's family ran a progressive school for boys at Bruce Castle during the Victorian period. Sir Rowland reformed the British postal system and became famous for introducing the Penny Post. Bruce Castle opened as a Museum in 1906 and now houses the Borough of Haringey's local history collections and archives.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Wed to Sun 13.00-17.00 Summer Bank Holiday Mondays Closed: Mon & Tues Good Friday

Charges:

FREE

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Gardens open to public
  • Library with public access
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan

Facilities information:

It is advised to book an appointment in advance for our archives Search Room (Wed & Sat 13.00 - 17.00; Thurs & Fri 9.30 - 17.00)

Services:

  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Audio guides specifically for blind and partially sighted people
  • Braille information and/or interpretation
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • Guided tours
  • Induction loops in exhibition spaces
  • Induction loops in lecture theatres
  • Information point provided
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Licensed for weddings
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Touch exhibits

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