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Welcome to Vestry House Museum

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Vestry House Museum presents the history of Waltham Forest. Attractively located in the Grade II listed Vestry House, the Museum can be found in the delightful historic Walthamstow Village. Originally built as a workhouse in 1730, Vestry House has since been a police station and a private house, before it opened as a Museum in 1931.

Vestry House Museum houses Waltham Forest Archives and Local Studies Library. It is also home to an award-winning public garden.

Opening times

Front of VHM

Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm

Pre-booked groups and school visits also welcome on Tuesdays.

Entry is free.

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Vestry House Museum
Vestry Road
Walthamstow E17 9NH

Tel 020 8496 4391
Email vhm.enquiries@walthamforest.gov.uk