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Past exhibitions

Victory in the Streets: How Waltham Forest Celebrated VE Day (virtual exhibition)
Tuesday 5 May 2020 - Saturday 15 August 2020

Through historic photographs held in the Vestry House Museum photo archive, this digital exhibition reveals how Waltham Forest celebrated Victory in Europe.

We Are Here: Photographing the Windrush citizens of Waltham Forest
Thursday 5 March 2020 - Wednesday 31 March 2021

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.

Swarm: artists respond to the pollinator crisis
Friday 14 June 2019 - Sunday 26 January 2020

Artists Anna Alcock, Hannah Ford, Miyuki Kasahara, Alke Schmidt and Sandie Sutton show new work responding to the pollinator crisis.

Helen Stone: Laundresses & Char Women
Tuesday 11 June 2019 - Sunday 16 June 2019

Artist Helen Stone explores her family history. Part of E17 Art Trail 2019.

Ways of Seeing: Cornelia Parker and Rachel Whiteread
Thursday 6 June 2019 - Sunday 29 September 2019

Works by Cornelia Parker and Rachel Whiteread, a partnership between Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 and the Government Art Collection.

Motive / Motif: Artists commemorate the Suffragettes
Thursday 24 January 2019 - Sunday 9 June 2019

An exhibition of embroidered handkerchiefs designed by 20 contemporary artists, including Rachel Whiteread, Mona Hatoum and Sarah Lucas.

The In-between: An Ode to Epping Forest
Wednesday 28 March 2018 - Sunday 28 October 2018

An exhibition by the artist Rachel Lillie, revealing the history of Epping Forest and the hidden stories that have shaped its landscape.

No Ordinary Bicycle: John Kemp Starley and the two-wheeled revolution
Saturday 9 September 2017 - Sunday 25 February 2018

John Kemp Starley (1855 – 1901), born in Walthamstow, played a key role in the development of the modern bicycle.

Setting the Scene: Walthamstow in the Sixties
Saturday 17 June 2017 - Sunday 27 August 2017

The 1960s was a time of cultural and social revolution. Setting the Scene explores how the changes impacted the people of Walthamstow.

WE: The ex-Warner Estate in Waltham Forest
Saturday 29 October 2016 - Sunday 21 May 2017

An exhibition exploring the history of the Warner Estate houses in Walthamstow and Leyton, and the memories of the people who lived there.