Bruce Castle Museum

Important: due to emergency works, the Black Georgian Londoners exhibition will be unavailable on 7 and 8 December, 1-5pm. The exhibition will be open again on Sunday 9 December, 1-5pm. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Please note we are experiencing difficulties in heating the museum at the moment and temperatures in the building are lower than usual. If you are affected by the cold, you may wish to visit at a later date. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Building works (external and internal) at Bruce Castle

Over the past six months there have been important and essential renovation building works carried out to the external fabric of the Grade 1 listed Bruce Castle. Exterior works are still being finalised during October 2018.

Additional internal works will also be carried out periodically during this time.

Bruce Castle will be open as usual as per the advertised opening hours for the Museum Service and the Searchroom for Haringey Archive Service - see below for details.

Please note: to accommodate the internal works, there will be times when some areas of the building will be closed to the public, therefore booking for the Archive Service in the Searchroom and for Schools’ Workshops is essential.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

Also see - Restricted Access to Haringey Archive collections.


Opening hours

  • Wednesday to Sunday, 1pm-5pm
  • Visiting groups including schools may book to visit at other times

Planning your visit

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Plan your wedding in this Grade I listed building with 18th century rooms and 20 acres of parkland.

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Museum Collections

  • Collections - find out where you can search for objects relating to Haringey, which have been made available online.

Disabled access

There is same-level access to the Museum via the front entrance and also a ramped entrance from the car park. The ground floor has same-level access to all areas. There are 24 stairs or a stair-lift to the first floor.

Wheelchair access to toilet facilities is possible on both floors.

Large print information is available upon request and touch tours are by appointment.

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How to get to Bruce Castle Museum

Map Bruce Castle Museum and Park; click on the link in the external links section

Bicycle/On Foot
You can secure your bicycle near the round Tudor tower to the front of the building.

Mainline Train
Bruce Grove Station (London Liverpool Street line). On leaving the station walk up Bruce Grove (approx. 5 - 10 mins), the museum is directly ahead, located in Bruce Castle Park.

Victoria Line to Seven Sisters station (Zone 3).
At the top of the escalators exit the station by the steps to your left, round the back of the newspaper kiosk. On street level, there will be a bus stop right in front of you at the top of the steps. Take bus 243 along the High Road. After about 5 minutes the bus will turn sharp left and travel up Bruce Grove.  You need the bus stop at the top of Bruce Grove, nearest to Bruce Castle Park. Walk to the junction of Bruce Grove and Lordship Lane and cross over to the Park entrance using the pedestrian crossing. The museum is directly ahead.

Piccadilly Line to Wood Green Station (Zone 3).
Upon exiting the station turn immediately to the left. This road is Lordship Lane and Bruce Castle Museum is approximately 25mins walk. Or take the number 243 bus from the first bus stop on your side of the road - it is about one minute's walk away (Journey time approximately 10 mins).

Buses 243,123 and 318 all stop near Bruce Castle Museum. See above for directions from the overground and underground stations.
TFL Journey Planner website (external link)

To help plan your journey visit our Travel page.

There is a car-park to the rear of the museum, entrance is located on Church Lane (space for max 20 cars) - parking is free for visitors to the museum and archive service. Street parking nearby is only available on non-match days for Tottenham Hotspur FC.

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Bruce Castle Museum and Haringey Archive
Lordship Lane
N17 8NU
Standard opening hours: 
Museum open: Wednesday to Sunday 1pm-5pm (closed Bank Holidays). Archive Searchroom open: Wednesday 1pm-5pm, Thursday and Friday 9.30am-5pm; and alternate Saturdays 1pm-5pm (please book an appointment).

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Page Last Updated:

7 November 2018

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