Victorian parlour, police cell, domestic displays, the 1892 Bremer car and exhibits on local industry housed in an 18thC workhouse and police station. Reinterpreted workhouse gardens. Archives and Local Studies Library for London Borough of Waltham Forest are housed in the same building, available by appointment only. A short talk about the building can be pre-booked.
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Vestry House Museum
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- Public transport:
- Exit station, cross Selbourne Road at junction with Hoe Street. Then cross Hoe Street and go down to St Mary Road. Walk to end of St Mary Road and then straight along Church
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I did my work experience here,and although the building may seem inferior from the outside,its not from the inside.
Things inlcuded within are the first ever engine powered car,an orginial lock up cell,numerous Waltham Forest related items such as Halex/Xylonite etc.
There are also things such as a roman sarchophagus,old signs,a recreation of a Victorian Parlour Room and a 1940's room
This is a hidden star! On the backstreets of Walthamstow Village is the historical gem that is this Museum. Within sight of the historic St Mary's Church, The museum is situated in the old parish workhouse (with a suitably grim message over the entrance!)
Once through the doors (although the exterior is interesting, with the site of the old parish lockup marked out and an doorway from a...more