Learn more about the exciting objects and displays you can see during your visit.
Explore our extensive collection of objects relating to the history of Waltham Forest.
Vestry House Museum’s learning programme brings local history to life.
Small Things Are Possible
An immersive installation in the museum Garden by Abel Holsborough
Garden Room Venue Hire
Our Garden Room is available to hire for meetings and events, including weddings.
Vestry House Revitalisation
Information and FAQs about the project and how to get involved.
Vestry House Museum Blog
- Beryl Swain: Need for SpeedBeryl Swain, the pioneering motorcycle racer, has at last been recognised for her incredible achievements in the world of motorsport.
- George Washington’s Essex and Waltham Forest ConnectionsWe explore the connections between Essex and Waltham Forest and the first US president, George Washington.
- Trojan Records: Walthamstow’s place in reggae historyA Walthamstow industrial estate was once home to the Trojan Records archive and doubled as a studio where King of Ska, Desmond Dekker, recorded an album with The Specials.
- The origins of Leytonstone and Wanstead SynagogueOpened in 1954, the Leytonstone & Wanstead Synagogue building is a well-preserved example of post-war architecture.