Enfield Museums and Heritage Organisations

From the Enfield Archeological Society discovering the hidden ancient history of Enfield beneath our feet to the upcoming museum at Trent Park charting the audacious intelligence gathering in the Second World War, Enfield is full of fascinating and rich history. Follow the links below to the websites of these great organisations and start to plan your next visit.

Enfield Archeological Society

Founded in 1955, the society carries out research and fieldwork in order to understand and preserve Enfield's history. They undertook their first excavation in 1956 on the site of the iron-age hill fort in Bush Hill, now a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

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The Enfield Society

This society was founded in 1936. It has about 2000 members and is one of the most active amenity societies in the country. The Enfield Society has a record of vigorous action in defence of the local environment by practical conservation and campaigning.

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Forty Hall Estate

Forty Hall is a magnificent Grade I listed Jacobean Manor House built by Sir Nicholas Rainton in 1632. The hall and estate have been fully restored in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Royal Small Arts Factory Museum

The Royal Small Arms Factory was established at Enfield in 1816, becoming the first modern factory built on mass-production principles in Britain. It was the main Government-owned manufacturer of military small arms during both world wars.

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Trent Park Museum

Opening in 2020 Trent Park Museum’s primary focus will be the role that it played in the Second World War. British Intelligence bugged the conversations of German prisoners-of-war, holding the German Generals and high ranking German officers.

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Whitewebbs Museum of Transport

The museum is owned and operated by the Enfield and District Veteran Vehicle Trust. The building is an 1898 pumping station, originally housing two steam engines and boilers which pumped water from the well below the building into the New River.

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