Redbridge in maps

Redbridge in Maps

22 October - Extended to 14 June 2014

Using a range of beautiful maps, take a journey through space and time to discover over 2,000 years of local history in this Redbridge Museum exhibition.

From the earliest surveys of the 17th Century to detailed Victorian maps and modern phone apps, explore how Ilford, Wanstead and Woodford transformed from small country villages to thriving London suburbs.



Kelvin Hughes - Land, Sea and Air Kelvin Hughes advertisement 1949

8 April - 4 October 2014

This new small display looks at the Kelvin Hughes company, who were based in Hainault from 1917 to 2012. This world-class firm makes navigational equipment mainly for ships and aircraft.

This display looks at the history of the firm through the eyes of some of the people who worked there. It also features some of the things they made, which have been recently donated to Redbridge Museum by Kelvin Hughes.





Pop up gardens at Redbridge Museum  Redbridge Museum

Last summer a series of beautiful mini-gardens were outside Redbridge Central Library & Museum that had been inspired by local history.

These gardens were based on historic green sites in Redbridge. They had been created to show the history of gardens, parks and open spaces in Redbridge, from farms to grand 18th century country estates, Victorian suburban gardens and many more.

The gardens had  been created by Redbridge Museum and students from Wanstead High School, as part of a project in partnership with Valentines Gardens, Redbridge Nature Conservation and the Corporation of the City of London. The project was funded by Arts Council England.

Venue: Redbridge Museum



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