The Bruce Castle Museum and Archive will be closed on Monday 19 February for important electrical and maintenance works. Staff will not be on site so telephone calls and emails will not be monitored. Normal working hours will resume on Tuesday 20 February.


Exhibitions at Bruce Castle Museum

Bad Airs, Agues and Fevers – John Eliot Howard FRS, quinine and the battle against malaria

  • 16 July 2017 - 29 April 2018

John Eliot Howard FRS scientistA hands-on exhibition that charts the fascinating story of pioneering Tottenham chemist John Eliot Howard FRS (1807-1883), whose scientific discoveries were pivotal in the fight against malaria. His interest in the Peruvian bark 'cinchona' and its medicinal derivative quinine for the treatment of malaria, began when he was only 20 years old. It developed into a lifelong study and scientific achievement. Living in Lordsmeade House in Tottenham, he was made a partner in the family's pharmaceutical firm Howard and Sons in 1828 by his father Luke Howard FRS (1772-1864) - the eminent scientist and meteorologist. Quinine became the company's most successful product in the 1800s, and became used as a tool in 19th century colonial expansion.

Kindly supported by the Local Heroes Programme of The Royal Society (external link).

Location:  East Wing Gallery.

Carnival!People's World Carnival Band

  • 4 October 2017 - 25 March 2018

Celebrating 35 years as a radical mas band in Tottenham bringing carnival to the streets of London, the People's World Carnival Band (external link) is the inspiration for a colourful new exhibition about costumes and carnival in Haringey. Look back at their history of working with young people and the local community and see how they create their vibrant and elaborate costumes. Find out about the origins of carnival and festivities from around the world, alongside past local carnivals from Tottenham and Hornsey.

Please note: check with the Museum in advance if you want to make a specific visit to this exhibition on a weekday, as many local schools are visiting it during the month of October.

Location: Compton Gallery

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Places in Tottenham: A photographic exhibition of the everyday

  • 4 November 2017 - 25 February 2018

Wards Corner by Adjoa WireduAn exhibition by Tottenham resident Adjoa Wiredu, that takes you on a personal photographic-journal tour of her local area from 2014 to 2017. As Adjoa explains:

"Tottenham is a place with many narratives, expressions, and colourful voices. This exhibition captures some of the people I met, the details that drew my attention and the mood from 2014 when I began to explore the area."

Highlighting hidden corners and well-known, familiar sights in Tottenham, this selection of images charts her three-year photo-journal meeting people and documenting places, to form the Marigoldroadblog Project (external link).

Location: Coleraine Gallery.

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Celebrating Trees

  • 3 December 2017 - 25 February 2018

Moon and Trees by Violet FullerInspired by the planting of a new oak sapling in Bruce Castle Park by the group Tottenham Trees (external link), our exhibition celebrates special trees from around the borough recorded by artists from the 18th century to the present day, in paint, print and photographs.

Includes artworks from our collections showing the Old Oak at Bruce Castle (the oldest tree in Haringey), the Seven Sisters trees, the Last Elms in Bruce Grove, Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood.

Location: Old Kitchen.

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Art in the Tower

Tudor TowerMulti-media artwork by resident art class Art2View.

  • Open on special event days - next event tbc

A changing display of artwork by resident art class Art2View in the Tudor Tower at Bruce Castle.

All works by the artists are for sale, and all proceeds kindly help the Friends of Bruce Castle and the Museum to support the free Family Activities' Art and Craft Activities Programme.

Location: Tudor Tower.

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29 January 2018

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