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Fascinating place

It’s the second time that I have been to this museum that is set in a grade ll listed building that... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
Akkers1
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London, United Kingdom
Charming little museum & garden

Just ten minutes walk from the Walthamstow Central tube station, is this an interesting small... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
Henry d
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Heerlen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

It’s the second time that I have been to this museum that is set in a grade ll listed building that was built in 1730 and used to be a workhouse and later became the local police station for the village in the 1850s. The...More

Thank Akkers1
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Just ten minutes walk from the Walthamstow Central tube station, is this an interesting small museum. It can be well combined with other places of interest at Walthamstow. This former workhouse has a wonderful setting, rural almost, with a garden, and a magnificent Tudor house...More

Thank Henry d
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Having visited the William Morris Gallery, we were made aware of Vestry House to which admission was also free. Don't look a gift horse etc., but this was not the easiest to find. Not to be deterred, we persisted and were amply rewarded. These two...More

Thank OwainWatling
Reviewed 3 April 2018

What a great little museum. We were warmly greeted and made to feel welcome with a little bit of orientation about what we would find. The history of the little museum is fascinating with lots to see. I really enjoyed the temporary exhibition as well...More

Thank Rakhee J
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Great find in interesting area of Walthamstow. Look out for the bit of the historic and now disappeared Euston arch outside. Lots to see in the old Work House. Interesting publications in the shop.

Thank KAW687
Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is one of those gems that you come across in the backstreets - a little purpose built poor house with some very interesting exhibitions. The staff/volunteers are very knowledgeable and there is a little shop.

Thank Lucy D
Reviewed 4 February 2018

This museum is in a restored C18 workhouse situated in the historic old village part of Walthamstow. As well as displays and descriptions of life in a a workhouse there are displays about the history of Walthamstow and all the toys manufactured there. Currently there...More

Thank Hilary D
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Interesting as is the history of Walthamstow, displaying items and info on Victorian workhouses as well as the local life through the years. Obvious it needs financial support to be better but it kept us going for more than an hour. The garden is full...More

Thank van4867
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Visited with a friend and spent a couple of hours wandering around. The Warner house exhibition is particularly interesting as my cousin's lived in a Warner house in the 80's. Really interesting and well worth a visit!

Thank kelwells
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Originally it was built as a workhouse. Now it is a museum displaying a large and varied collection of items spread over a number of rooms. There is a lot to see of interest for both adults and children alike. A very pleasant garden is...More

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