Bruce Castle Museum

Summer Fun! There is an extensive programme of activities running in Haringey for children and young people during the summer holidays.

Bruce Castle Museum and Archives – Closure to the Public

In line with Government guidance on Coronavirus/Covid-19 to reduce non-essential social contact, Bruce Castle Museum and Archive is closed to the public until further notice

All planned events, classes and school visits have been cancelled or postponed until later in the year. Although the Museum and Search Room will be closed temporarily to the public until further notice, our staff will continue to work remotely and will provide news and updates via mail-outs, the council website and its social media channels and community partners. 

We will be monitoring email enquiries remotely and will reply as fully as we can. Please note we will not have access to archival and museum collections in the same way and so may not be able to assist with complex enquiries at this point. 

We are always looking at ways for how we can improve our outreach and engagement with audiences, so please get in touch if you have any ideas or suggestions. We thank you for your understanding and continued support in these uncertain times.

For any queries, please contact

Sharing Our Heritage from Bruce Castle Museum and Archive

Bruce Castle Museum and Archive may be closed to the public during this period of social isolation, but whilst we all stay at home, you can still access its wealth of history.

See our new Our Local History Posts page:

Our Local History Posts


Opening hours

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

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: 
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:

27 July 2020

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