Exhibitions at Bruce Castle Museum

We are undertaking a phased approach to reopening Bruce Castle Museum and Archive to make sure it is safe for everyone to visit. 

The Search Room reopened In April 2021 in a COVID-secure way. Please visit our Archive and Local History page to read about our new Search Room procedures, the current opening hours and booking requirements.

Please note that the Museum galleries remain closed whilst works are finalised in the public gallery spaces. 

We anticipate reopening our galleries to the public (with booked visits) following the next stage of the government's roadmap (21 June).

Thank you for your patience and understanding - we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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

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

  • Extended until December 2021

Please revisit this page regularly for further updates.

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.

To mark the centenary, the Friends of Bruce Castle have come together with Bruce Castle Museum & Archive to help raise money to support the restoration of one of the beautiful paintings by Beatrice Offor. If you would like to find out more about the project and would like to contribute, please visit the Friends' fundraising page here (external link).

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

From December 2021 we have been delighted to welcome and show 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!

Just pop along and see this changing new art space with local schools and the wonderful art creations by our local young students.

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 this series of artworks - a collaboration between Bruce Castle Museum and Public Surface, a Tottenham-based organisation, encouraging and facilitating creative intervention in the public realm.

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.

  • Please note that the Tower is currently closed. Over the summer of 2021, the Tower will be undergoing major works to bring you a newly restored Grade 1 listed building by the autumn.  

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:

June 4, 2021