Bruce Castle Museum

October half-term fun! There is an extensive programme of activities running in Haringey for children and young people during the half-term holiday.

Welcome back - phased reopening

We are delighted to say that our Search Room, our Schools Programme and some of our Museum galleries have reopened to the public and it is now possible to book for visits. Our phased approach to reopening Bruce Castle Museum and Archive is to make sure that we continue to act safely. 

See our Exhibitions page to find out how to book your visit to some of our galleries.

Visit the Archive and Local History page to read about our Search Room procedures and booking requirements.

Check the Schools and Groups page to find out what programmes are currently on offer and how to make a booking. 

For any queries, please contact or call us on: 020 8489 4250.

Opening hours

Currently, there is a phased approach to reopening to the public

Sharing Our Heritage from Bruce Castle Museum and Archive

Although our galleries are gradually re-opening, you can still access Bruce Castle’s wealth of history from the comfort of your home.

Visit our Local History Posts page:

Our Local History Posts


Opening hours

The museum is currently working on a phased re-opening due to COVID-19.

Visitors to the exhibitions and the Archive Search Room will need to pre-book.

Contact us

Planning your visit


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

Rooms for Hire

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: see map and directions on Bing (external link)

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: 
Bruce Castle Museum and Archive is closed to the public until further notice.

Page Last Updated:

September 21, 2021

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