Water World : A fun family exhibition about water
21 July - 5 September
This summer, let Redbridge Museum take you on a watery
adventure. Find out how water keeps us alive, learn about the
clouds in the sky, discover wet and wonderful wildlife, wash
clothes in a Victorian laundry or join the Fire Brigade and use
your hose to fight fires! Explore the world of water in this fun
interactive exhibition. Discover more about science and your local
history through hands-on displays, games, puzzles and much, much
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Redbridge and the First World War book and
This summer, Redbridge Museum will launch a brand new book and
website about the impacts of the First World War on Redbridge. Both
will be fully illustrated and feature extensive new research not
previously published. Visit the new website www.redbridgefirstworldwar.org.uk
from late August.
Guests of the Nation Belgian Refugees - The First World
War and Redbridge
17 February – 26 July
An exhibition by Redbridge Museum In the first few months of the
First World War, several hundred Belgian refugees arrived in
Ilford, Wanstead and Woodford, where they found a home. This
Redbridge Museum exhibition explores where they stayed and what
life was like for them. Many stayed at Valentines Mansion and the display recreates one
of their rooms.
Open: Tuesday & Sunday 11am-3pm
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What's In a Name?
17 March - 5 September
Where do you live? Redbridge, east London or Essex? Ilford,
Wanstead or Woodford?
The London Borough of Redbridge was created 50 years ago in 1965
but could things have turned out differently? In this new small
Redbridge Museum display, discover how and why 'Redbridge' was
created, where the name comes from and how the borough's boundaries
have been shaped by geography, history, religion and politics. Find
out about the meanings behind local place names and the other
boundaries that affect our daily lives.
There will also be a rare chance to see ceremonial items from
the old boroughs of Ilford and Wanstead and Woodford, including a
precious mace donated by Sir Winston Churchill.
- Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm
- Saturday 10am-4pm
- Free admission
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