What to see

Magnificent grade 1 listed Bruce Castle is a former 16th century manor house and well-loved landmark, in 20 acres of lush parkland.

With 1,000 years of manorial history in Tottenham, today it is the Museum and Archive and key heritage resource for Haringey, caring for national, regional and locally significant collections and archives. A place full of stories, Bruce Castle Museum and Archive reveals fascinating facts and intriguing community histories from around the borough. This historic building and surrounding parkland is for everyone - to enjoy throughout the year and all for free.

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Map from 1619

Our collections, archives, exhibitions and events showcase community histories, records, objects and art reflecting Haringey’s diversity the across centuries. They tell inspiring stories about Haringey people and their amazing acts of innovation, migration, radicalism and resilience, all from the locality.

On a visit to Bruce Castle Museum and Archive you can:

  • Step into the shoes of the people who lived or worked at Bruce Castle 

  • Have hands-on fun and dress up with activities in our Little Explorers family room 

  • Re-connect with your history whilst researching in the Archive 

  • Experience fun whilst learning on a school visit touching the past in our handling objects sessions  

  • Admire captivating and inspiring art work from our collections 

  • Meet up with friends and family whilst enjoying one of our new exhibitions 

  • Get up close and see interesting original artefacts, archives, photographs and paintings on display 

  • Take a stroll or get energised walking around the park 

  • Explore stories of our communities through our lively events programme. 

We look forward to welcoming you. 

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Dressing up at Bruce Castle

For more information 

Get in touch if you require more information or additional advice either by email museum.services@haringey.gov.uk or by telephone 020 8489 4250 (and select an option from the menu).

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Springtime