Vestry House Museum is the local history museum for Waltham Forest. It houses themed displays that capture the unique heritage of the local area including the famous Bremer Car, a Victorian parlour and displays on local manufacturers including Ensign, Britains and Wells-Brimtoy.
Situated in Walthamstow Village, the building was constructed in 1730 to house the parish workhouse, it was later used as a police station, an armoury, a building merchants and a private home. In 1931 the building opened to the public as a local history museum.
The Museum holds an extensive collection of photographs, artworks and objects that tell the story of Waltham Forest. This includes a collection of 80,000 historic photographs from across the Borough which is accessible to everyone by appointment.
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The museum and its award-winning volunteer-run garden are free to visit all year round. Vestry House Museum is owned and operated by the London Borough of Waltham Forest.