Our museum collections

Enfield Museum’s collections contain prized artefacts from all across the borough, including items previously on display at Forty Hall and those rescued from the 1984 fire at Broomfield House. The roughly 15,000 artefacts illustrate the local, social and political history of Enfield. These include: 

A social history collection of items relating to community, domestic, family, personal and working life, largely dating from the late Victorian period to the present day. This includes historical costumes and locally produced goods and items. Approximately 2,000 of these items serve as an educational handling collection.

A fine and applied art collection consisting of pictures in all media, ceramics, glass and furniture.

Natural history specimens including rocks and minerals, fossils and mounted animals, insects, and birds' eggs collected during the Victorian period. 

Archaeological artefacts originating from excavations within the borough. Items of particular note include a rare Roman lead coffin and a glass flagon.

Enfield Museum is an accredited museum compliant with the requirements of the Arts Council England Scheme concerning Acquisition and Disposal of collections. For more details, see our current Collections Development Policy (PDF, 181KB).