Temporary closure of museum: due to unforeseen circumstances and ongoing building works, the museum will be closed on Saturday 21 July. The museum will be open as usual on Sunday 22 July, so please come along and enjoy Jam in the Park. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Previous Exhibitions at Bruce Castle
18 December 2013 - end January 2014
Oil Paintings from the collection at Bruce Castle Museum.
25 July to 23 September 2012
This exhibition across the borough sought to challenge perceptions of what sculpture could be.
At Bruce Castle Museum there were two works on display during the summer of the Olympic Games.
Ben Long’s Scaffolding Sculpture of a Lion
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A nine metre tall classical lion on a plinth was built in-situ from builder’s scaffolding poles.
This monumental artwork referenced the traditional sculptural archetype of a regal lion and the heraldic emblem of Robert the Bruce, 'King of Scots', whose family owned a third of the manor of Tottenham.
Martin Richman and Charlie Kerr’s Light and Sound Installation
This work in the Tudor Tower responded to the unique characteristics of this former Hawksmews and its Tudor heritage.
Made from dichroic Perspex, the hanging/reflective sculpture filled the cylindrical interior of the building.
The accompanying soundscape lent an industrial, contemporary twist to a Tudor melody.
25 July to 23 September 2012
Part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad 11 artists worked in a variety of media, each creating a piece of their own work and another in collaboration with local school children.
Portrait artist Nicola Green, Installation artists Cecilia Bonilla and Matt Lewis, Ceramacist Jacqui Chanarin, Illustrator James Townsend, Mixed-media artist Kiki Machado, Illustrator Mark Oliver, Leather artist Melonie Stennett, Poet Paul Lyalls, Installation artist Jennie Pedley, Photographer and video-maker Roelof Bakker and Knitting artist Sara Noble.
This exhibition of 2007 commemorated the bicentennary of the British Parliamentary Act to abolish the transatlantic slave trade
In 1807 Parliament made it illegal for British ships to transport enslaved Africans to our colonies.
The exhibition considers the trafficking of people from West Africa to the Caribbean from the 16th century to the 19th century and our local figures who campaigned for its abolition.
In addition, we contemplate the legacy and effects of this mass deportation of people which is still very much in evidence today.
Abolition and Legacy (PDF, 470KB)
The 1807 British parliamentary Act.
Awake, Oh Afro Guianese (PDF, 154KB)
The forced migration of Africans.
Abolition and Local Campaigners (PDF, 96KB)
The contribution of people in Britain.
Master & Servants (PDF, 498KB)
Slave owners living in Tottenham and Hornsey
Oppression and Rebellions (PDF, 203KB)
African resistance to slavery
Petitions and Persuasion (PDF, 106KB)
The power of the people
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