Vestry House Museum

The local history museum for Waltham Forest

Welcome back!

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.

Our collection

Explore our extensive collection of objects relating to the history of Waltham Forest. 

Learning

Vestry House Museum’s learning programme brings local history to life for schools and families.

Articles

Discover the people, places and events that make Waltham Forest special.