Our Collections

Museum of Enfield

Museum of Enfield Collections

A social history collection

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

This consists of pictures in all media, ceramics, glass and furniture.

Natural history specimens

The collection includes; rocks and minerals, fossils and mounted animals, insects, and birds' eggs collected during the Victorian period.

Archaeological artefacts

These artefacts originate 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

Donations and Loans

Enfield Museum is happy to consider all offers of donations or loans to enrich its collection.

Our museum tells the story of Enfield’s history and people. To do this, we collect domestic, industrial and social items that have a connection to Enfield.

We are especially interested in collecting material relating to the new communities that have settled in the borough, and any items that help fill in the gaps in the borough's celebrated but largely unrepresented industrial past.

If you have anything you would be interested in donating please contact Enfield Museums Service via email: enfield.museum.service@enfield.gov.uk or via phone on 020 8379 2299.