Vestry House Museum


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Vestry Road
London
Greater London
E17 9NH
England

Situated in the heart of Walthamstow, Vestry House Museum presents the fascinating history of Waltham Forest. The Museum is housed in an eighteenth century workhouse, built in 1730. In the nineteenth century the house was used as a police station and one of the old police cells can still be seen. After various uses, the building was converted to a museum in 1930. The award-winning garden is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. The Museum is in the attractive conservation area of Walthamstow Village which has many fine historic buildings and is well worth a visit.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Wednesday - Sunday 10.00 - 17.00 Group booking welcome on Tuesdays by prior arrangement (10:00-17:00) Closed: Good Friday, Christmas Day

Charges:

Admission is free

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Facilities and services

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)
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas

Services:

  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • 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
  • Guided tours
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Touch exhibits

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