We’re thrilled to say that Vestry House Museum is now open to the public. Capacity is limited due to coronavirus restrictions so we advise booking in advance.
Our usual opening hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm.
We Are Here: Photographing the Windrush citizens of Waltham Forest
We Are Here is a photographic heritage project capturing the lives of Windrush Generation residents of Waltham Forest, who came to the UK from the Caribbean in the 1950s to the 1970s. The project is led by Image17, a collective of photographers based in the Borough.
- 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.
Explore our extensive collection of objects relating to the history of Waltham Forest.
Vestry House Museum’s learning programme brings local history to life for schools and families.
Discover the people, places and events that make Waltham Forest special.