Exhibitions

Exhibitions at Bruce Castle Museum

We are undertaking a phased approach to reopening Bruce Castle Museum and Archive in order to make sure it is safe for members of the public to visit. 

Under the first phase, the Search Room reopened on 30 September to the public and has been open for bookings (subject to government announcements for temporary closures). Visit our Archive and Local History page to read about our new Search Room procedures, the current arrangements for opening hours and booking requirements.

Please note that the Museum galleries remain closed while further adaptations and procedures are still being put into place.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.


Sisters, Sirens and Saints: Imagining the Women of Beatrice Offor

Centenary Exhibition of Portraits by Beatrice Offor (1864-1920)

  • Extended now until June 2021

Please revisit this page regularly for further updates for our reopening date for visiting the exhibition and associated activities.

Aglaie by Beatrice Offor (copyright Bruce Castle Museum)Commemorating the centenary of artist Beatrice Offor (1864-1920) who lived in Tottenham, this exhibition explores her beautiful portraits and the imaginings and portrayals of the women she painted.

Bringing together her artworks from the collections at Bruce Castle Museum alongside recently discovered paintings, this exhibition draws on new research, the influences in her life and the recent invigorated interest in her art.

Beatrice Offor is celebrated as being amongst the first women students who trained at The Slade, going on to become one of the few commercially-successful Edwardian female artists. An unusually forward-thinking artist for her time.

Location: Compton Gallery

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Little OPEN OUT Gallery

Little Open Out Gallery - Year 5 art from Lancasterian Primary School Little Open Out Gallery - Year 5 art from Lancasterian Primary School

This December we are delighted to be able to show the first in our local schools programme of window art gallery takeover, with work by our very young artists.

Whilst schools aren’t able to take part in their usual workshops at the Museum, they can now take pride in seeing their own wonderful creations on the outside instead!

Year 5 pupils of Lancasterian Primary School are the first young artists to fill four Museum windows with their colourful designs - taking seasonal and local postal history inspiration to produce their Christmas cards.

The next window gallery takeover will be up in January 2021.

Location: Little Open Out Gallery - external window display, North Façade (facing children's playground).

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Coming soon: OPEN OUT Gallery

An art project where you can enjoy works by local artists - outside!

Enjoy the first in the series - a collaboration between Bruce Castle Museum and Public Surface, a Tottenham based organisation, encouraging and facilitating creative intervention in the public realm. The artworks on show are by Zone Art artists (external link), an online platform showcasing, emerging Tottenham artists and their works.

Location: OPEN OUT Gallery - external window display, East Wing of North Façade (facing children's playground).

For more information, or if you are a local artist and would like to take part, contact: museum.services@haringey.gov.uk

Follow the project on social media - external links:

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Art in the Tower

Tudor TowerA changing display of multi-media artwork by resident art class Art2View in the Tudor Tower at Bruce Castle.

Open on special event days.

  • Next event - tbc

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 Art and Craft Activities Programme.

Location: Tudor Tower.

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Page last updated:

22 December 2020