#MuseumWeek comes to Redbridge

Redbridge Museum will join museums and galleries from across the UK and Europe on Twitter later this month for the first ever #MuseumWeek, a project that will connect people to artwork, culture, history and science in new and interactive ways. #MuseumWeek will take place from Monday 24 March to Sunday 30 March and will give …

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You Are Here: A history of Redbridge in Maps an exhibition

Exciting news for all you history buffs! Our  Museum's Map exhibition has been extended to run until Saturday 14th June 2014! Take a journey with ‘A history of Redbridge in Maps’  back through space and time to discover over 2,000 years of local history.  The fascinating story of Redbridge is told through a range of beautiful maps. Look …

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Redbridge Museum – Map of the week

This week our Map of the Week takes us twelve miles round London.  This detailed map was printed and published by Fairburn’s a family firm based in London. Between the 1790s and 1850s, they produced a vast output of map prints and popular booklets. This circular map reaches Teddington in the south west, then (clockwise) …

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The Lamp of Memory

Ana Čavić   Helmut Lemke   Psykick Dancehall   Melissa Bugarella    Agnieszka Polska & Tomasz Kowalski   Wouter Van der Hallen The Lamp of Memory is a contemporary exhibition that takes its title and inspiration from the book by 19th century English theorist John Ruskin. This name was also chosen as it reflects the importance of architecture as container …

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Redbridge Museum – Map Of The Week

This week our Map of the Week is a terrestrial  pocket globe dated from the 1800’s. The globe shows the earth while its spherical case shows formations of stars known as constellations. Australia is shown on the globe as ‘New Holland’ . It was known as this by Europeans until the name was changed to Australia …

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Redbridge Museum – Map of the week

This wonderfully detailed and beautifully drawn map carefully notes all the ‘important’ people who live in the large houses of the area. Woodford was home to many merchants at this time who had links to Britain’s expanding empire. Title –  Woodford Associated Dates -  1835 Location – On display- Redbridge Museum, Central Library 1st Floor Opening …

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Redbridge Museum – Map of the week

This week our Map of the Week takes us to Valentines Park.  It was opened in 1898 after Ilford Council bought land from the owners of Valentines Mansion. At this time Ilford was a fast developing suburb and the Council wanted recreation space for its residents.  The Council gradually bought up more of the estate …

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Redbridge Museum – Map of the week

The earliest maps of the local area date to the mid 1500s. Historically, Ilford, Wanstead and Woodford were part of the County of Essex not London. This was the case until 1965, when the current 32 London boroughs, including Redbridge were created.In 1570 Christopher Saxon began a survey of the whole of England and Wales …

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