#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 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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South Park locals take part in the world’s largest wildlife survey

This weekend, South Park, Ilford encouraged locals to join bird charity RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch survey which helps to keep track of birds and other wildlife. With a chill in the air but a spring in her step Raeesa Mukhtar was happy to join other keen wildlife enthusiasts to help record the findings! Having never …

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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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Redbridge Museum – Map of the week

This week our map of the week gives us a fascinating insight into the geology of Ilford. The map was produced by the Ilford Borough Council surveyor’s department in 1948. It features a hand coloured survey drawn over a standard printed map. It was used by the Surveyor to show areas of Ilford that were safe to …

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