Vestry House Museum

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Coordinates: 51°35′0″N 0°0′45″W / 51.58333°N 0.01250°W / 51.58333; -0.01250

Vestry House Museum
Courtyard of the Vestry House Museum - - 900047.jpg
The Museum Courtyard.
Established 1931
Type Local History, Public Archives
Owner Waltham Forest Council

Vestry House Museum is a history museum in Walthamstow, focussing on the heritage of the local area. The collection includes various artifacts dating from the Victorian Era to the 20th Century including numerous archived documents and photographs.[1]

Vestry House was originally built as a workhouse and was later used as a police station and also as private housing (amongst the exhibits is a replica police cell demonstrating one of the building's previous uses). The building became a museum in 1931.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Waltham Forest Council. "Vestry House Museum". Retrieved May 2016. 
  2. ^ Glanvill, Natalie (September 2015). "Museum's dark past as parish workhouse unveiled". Waltham Forest Guardian. Retrieved May 2016.