Redbridge and the First World War - An exhibitionRedbridge and the First World War Exhibition

11 November - 30 May 2015

This major exhibition by Redbridge Museum uncover some of the local impacts of the First World War. Based on new research, the exhibition explores how the war affected local life, the international nature of the conflict and the family histories of today's Redbridge residents. This display features a wealth of historic objects, photographs and personal items, many on display for the first time.


Launch of First World War book and website

This April, 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 from late April.


Venue: Redbridge Museum on the map

Guests of the Nation Belgian Refugees - The First World War and Redbridge

Redbridge MuseumTuesday 17 February – Sunday 31 May 2015

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

Venue: Valentines Mansion & Gardens on the map


What's In a Name?Redbridge Museum

17 March-27 June

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

Venue: Redbridge Museum on the map

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