Events

Bruce Castle Museum

Admission is free for all events, unless specified.

Opening hours

  • Museum
    Wednesday to Sunday 1pm - 5pm
    • Visiting groups including schools may book to visit at other times
  • Local History Archives Search-room
    Wednesday and (alternate) Saturday 1pm - 5pm
    Thursday and Friday 9.30am - 5pm
    • It is advisable to book an appointment as we may not otherwise be able to accommodate your visit
  • Please note: the Museum and Archives are always closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday and the summer Bank Holidays

Free family art and craft activities

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Drop-in Sundays - 2pm to 4pm and school holidays (dates will be provided below near to each holiday).

All children under eight must be accompanied by an adult. No adult admitted without an accompanying child.

Suitable for children 5-13 years.

DateActivity
2014Brilliant Birds
Sunday
4 May
Birds-eye view
Using recycled materials and fabrics create a bird mobile that can be hung up at home.
Sunday
11 May
Feed the birds
Discover what birds eat and make your very own bird feeder to feed the birds.
Sunday
18 May
Masked Marvels
Discover some of the birds in our collection and create a fantastical bird mask.
Sunday
25 May
Special Event: Hawk
Enjoy a day with expert falconers JRCS Falconry and their birds of Prey. Meet real birds in the park and have your photo taken.
Wdnesday
28 May
Beautiful birds
Get hands on and create a clay bird masterpiece.
Thursday 29 MayEagle Eyed
Using recycled materials fashion a pair of binoculars and then go on a bird hunt in the park.
Friday
30 May
Curly birds
Craft some paper birds and make a nest to put them in.
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If Our Walls Could Talk - Guided Historical Tours of Bruce Castle

East Wing Staircase

If you're part of a community group or perhaps just a group of friends, why not book a tour of the magnificent Grade 1 listed Bruce Castle with one of the curators? See behind the scenes. Discover more about the history of the building and the people who lived here.

  • Booking required. Please note: the tour requires standing throughout for approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Group tours of up to 20 people at a time
  • £5 per head including tea/coffee and biscuits
  • Free for accompanied children under 5
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Reminiscence Café at the Castle

Tuesday 20 May 2014
2.00pm – 4.00pm
On The Buses
Bus Ticket from conductor
“Fares please...”   Share your recollections with us over a cup of tea.
Location: Old Kitchen ground floor

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Exhibitions

John Bonny - Rural Tottenham

Painting: Tottenham Mills by John Bonny

Until May 2014
Oil Paintings from the collection at Bruce Castle Museum
Location: Compton Gallery

The Molly Spoon Archive

Molly Spoons motif
Uncovering hidden Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBTqi) histories
From April 2014
What was a Molly Spoon? Explore the hidden histories of our LGBTqi communities. Look at artefacts, documents and photographs from Haringey’s LGBT campaigns of the past. Add your own personal memories and recollections by making your own Molly spoon.
A partnership project with UCL and funded by SHARE Academy (Arts Council)
Location: East Wing Gallery

Edwardian Haringey - Winds of Change

Until August 2014
view of Tottenham 1905
A look at our borough in the years preceding the Great War
Location: Compton Gallery

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Special Events

Little Explorers

Storytime  Craft

10am - 11amActivities for children 2 to 4 years old.
All children must be accompanied by an adult
Saturday
3 May
Owl Babies
Explore the story of the baby owls and make a feathered bird
Saturday
7 June
Hungry Caterpillar
Find out about furry caterpillars and beautiful butterflies
Saturday
5 July
We're Going On a Picnic
Hear the story and explore our picnic basket and hampers
Saturday
2 August
Rapunzel
Visit our Round Tower and build your own tall tower
Saturday
6 September
Goldilocks
Meet the three bears and their porridge pots
Saturday 4 OctoberThe Gruffalo
Take a walk in the woods and see if you can find a Gruffalo

Falconry: enjoy a day with birds of prey
Sparrowhawk

Sunday 25 May 2014: 1pm – 4pm
We welcome back experts JRCS Falconry (external link) to demonstrate the skills of a falconer with live birds of prey.
Our Tudor Tower is thought to have been built as a Hawks Mews for raising hunting birds.
Have your photograph taken with a bird of prey
Supported by the Friends of Bruce Castle
Location: outside the museum by the round tower

Molly Spoon: Make-n-Do Workshop
Molly Spoons motif

Wednesday 28 May 2014
2.00pm – 4.00pm
To accompany the Molly Spoon Archive exhibition, join Timberlina to create your very own Molly Spoon and express your true identity.
Tea with local pensioner Ida Barr – celebrity hip-hop artiste.

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Munch and Listen lunchtime talks

The Story of Hornsey Wood House
Told through Pictures by John Hinshelwood, of the Hornsey Historical society
engraving Hornsey Wood House
Monday 28 April 2014
12.15pm
Doors open for refreshments at 12.00
note this change of date due to May Bank Holiday
Supported by the Friends of Bruce Castle
Location: Lecture Hall ground floor

More Film from the Haringey Archives



Film Canisters
Monday 2 June 2014
12.15pm
Doors open for refreshments at 12.00
note this change of date due to May Bank Holiday
Supported by the Friends of Bruce Castle
Location: Lecture Hall ground floor

Lunchtime talks take place every month except August and December.

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Hear Here! Evening talks

For the Citizens of Tomorrow

Maternity & child health in Haringey before the NHS

Maternity ward


Wednesday 30 April 2014
By local historian and author Christine Protz
7.30pm
Doors open for refreshments at 7pm Refreshments available.
Supported by the Friends of Bruce Castle.

The Molly Spoon Archive



Molly Spoons motif
Wednesday 28 May 2014
A discussion with acclaimed local award-winning artist Sadie Lee.
7.30pm Doors open for refreshments at 7pm
Supported by the Friends of Bruce Castle
Location: Lecture Hall ground floor

Evening talks take place take place every month except August and December.

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