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. 

We are pleased to say that our Search Room has now reopened (from 30 September) to the public and is now open for bookings. Visit our Archive & Local History page to read about our new Search Room procedures, opening hours and booking requirements.

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

Once we are able to reopen, the current exhibition programme below will still be on until early 2021.

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 until early 2021

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

Online events are now being delivered around this exhibition. Please see our Talks page for further details.

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 unusual forward-thinking artist for her time.

Location: Compton Gallery

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We Made It! Haringey’s BAME creators and innovators - PART 2

  • Extended until early 2021

We Made It! salutes past and present-day BAME creativity and innovation - all from Haringey.

Exploring the collections from Bruce Castle Museum and Haringey Archive, this exhibition celebrates the more recent artistic excellence of portraitist Kelvin Okafor and the creative storytelling of visual artist Agenda Brown of Visual Marvelry, alongside the early work of internationally-significant photographers David A. Bailey, Dave Lewis, Ingrid Pollard and Suzanne Roden.

Emerging talent Marquel Williams from Tottenham shows his new fashion designs, reflecting on the Windrush Generation and influenced by renowned textile designer Althea McNish, with made examples using her beautiful fabric.

For the first time the award-winning ‘Sewn Together’ African and Caribbean commemorative quilts made by Sonja Camara and the Haringey community will be displayed.

The collection of artists includes Gary March, Melonie Stennett, Bernette Hall, Antony Paul Maina, Adjoa Wiredu, Tony Wolliston and Tania Pascoal, amongst many others.

Enjoy, explore and be inspired!

Location: East Wing Gallery.

Windrush by Marquel Williams

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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:

20 November 2020