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Saturday 28 July until Monday 22 April 2019

Hidden Treasures: Revealing Broomfield House and Park

Dugdale Centre, Enfield Town, EN2 6DS  

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Organised jointly by Enfield Museum and the Broomfield House Trust with the support of the Enfield Society. 

Many local people will remember when Broomfield House was open to the public, some will have taken there to be weighed as babies or visited its museum, art displays and café.  The exhibition's photographs, paintings and objects - salvaged after the fires - will bring back memories.

One of the glories of Broomfield House was its staircase adorned by murals painted by Gerard Lanscroon.  These were rescued from the fire and have been in storage ever since.  The exhibition will include a newly restored section of the murals, depicting the godess Minerva.

There will be an accompanying programme of events, some at the Dugdale, others in Broomfield Park, suitable for all ages from babies upwards, comprising talks on the history of both house and park, craft sessions, an art exhibition, a poetry workshop, guided tours of the park, a children's tree trail, a special halloween event and a "Taste of Broomfield" evening

Exhibition events at the Dugdale Centre

Saturday Arts Club

Pop in to the Museum on the 1st Saturday of the Month and make a simple and quick craft to take home.

  • Saturday 4th August: Inspired by the Flowers at Broomfield Park
  • Saturday 1st September: Inspired by the Broomfield Boating Lake
  • Saturday 6th October: Inspired by the Lanscroon Art Murals
  • Saturday 3rd November: Inspired by the Gardens at Broomfield
  • Saturday 1st December: Inspired by Greek Gods and Goddesses

Sessions are: 10.30am-11am, 11am-11.30am, 11.30am-12 noon.

Find out more here


Adult Museum Makers

The 1st Monday of every month, 6.30pm-8pm

Suitable for anyone who enjoys making and being creative, no skills necessary! Come and try your hand at new skills and techniques, meet new people and embrace your creative side in a friendly and informal workshop. Advance booking recommended.

  • Monday 6th August - Book making inspired by the bees of Broomfield.
  • Monday 3rd September - Origami fabric butterfly brooch inspired by the butterflies of Broomfield museum.
  • Monday 1st October - A pointillism painting inspired by the boating lake at Broomfield park.
  • Monday 5th November - A photo montage relief collage inspired by postcards of Broomfield house and park.
  • Monday 3rd December - A textile colour swatch panel inspired by the Lanscroon murals.

Find out more here:


Baby Museum Makers

Every 1st Tuesday of the Month, 10.30am - 11.30am

Join us for a storytelling session and make a simple arts craft to take home, suitable for ages 3-4 years.

  • 4th September 2018 - Inspired by picnics in Broomfield Park
  • 2nd October 2018 - Inspired by the Broomfield Bees
  • 6th November 2018 - Inspired by the Broomfield Art Murals
  • 4th December 2018 - Inspired by the Natural History Collections at Broomfield Museum

Find out more here:


Tuesday Talks

Once a month hear free talks from a variety of experts on the history of Broomfield House and Park as well as those who manage Broomfield Park today.

A variety of FREE talks on various aspects of Broomfield House and Park.

  • Tuesday 21st August: Broomfield Orchard & Conservatory Talk by David
  • Tuesday 11th September: The Lanscroon Murals at Broomfield House with Dr Mark Banting.
  • Tuesday 9th October: The Broomfield Bees with Kim Lumley
  • Tuesday 13th November: The Early History of Broomfield by Ivor Evans
  • Tuesday 11th December: Traditional woodworking inspired by the Broomfield House Staircase by Ralph Hutchings

Online booking is advised but you can also turn up on the day and get a FREE ticket at box office

Find out more here


Half Term Halloween Workshops

Join us in half term to explore the exhibition and make your own Haunted Broomfield House to take home.

Book here


Museums at Night - Taste of Broomfield Evening

Join us on Thursday 25th October for a tasting evening of produce made at Broomfield Park or nearby. There will be Halloween activities suitable for all, live music and bar.

Find out more here


Poetry Workshop

On Saturday 24th November, join us for an afternoon of poetry workshops inspired by the current exhibition and memories of Broomfield Park and the surrounding area. Delivered by Palmers Green Poetry Group. Find out more here


Art Exhibition - Passing Time, Moments in Broomfield, 2nd-27th October 2018

Local artist Patrick Samuel has created a special exhibition inspired by his own interactions with Broomfield Park and the surrounding area. FREE to visit.

Find out more here


Advance online bookings recommended for all events include free ones. Book online or pop into the Dugdale Centre to book at Box Office.

Exhibition events in Broomfield Park

Children's Tree Trail

Every Wednesday and Sunday, Broomfield Conservatory will be delivering a free tree trail in Broomfield Park for children.

Find out more here


Revealed Tours of Broomfield Park

Join The Broomfield House Trust for a guided walk of Broomfield Park, revealing little known facts about the history of the house and the park.

Dates: 29 August, 17 October, at 1.30pm

Find out more here


Meet The Trust

Meet the Broomfield House Trust at the Palmers Green Festival. and discover more about them and learn more about the house and park!

Check the Palmers Green Festival website here for further details, including opening times.


 Advance online bookings recommended for all events include free ones. Book online or pop into the Dugdale Centre to book at Box Office.

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At a Glance - Future Events

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Exhibitions and longer runs

28 July until 22 April 2019

Hidden Treasures: Revealing Broomfield House and Park

7 September until 20 November

Spotlight on Asylum Festival and Exhibition

29 September until 27 January 2019

Exhibition: The Art of the Gestetner

14 October until 31 March 2019

Black Georgian Londoners: Portraits, People and Perceptions

27 October until 12 December

Cards for Good Causes Charity Christmas Card Shop

29 October until 25 November

Enfield Camera Club Exhibition 2018

21 November until 5 January 2019

Chickenshed presents A Christmas Carol

29 November until 6 January 2019

Beauty and the Beast

6 December until 15 December

London Pantomimers present Wizard of Oz - The Pantomime

Monday 12 November

7.45pm - 10.00pm

*Edmonton Camera Club

Thursday 15 November until Saturday 17 November

8.00pm

Remembrance: Enfield and the Great War

Sunday 18 November until Saturday 24 November

Incognito Theatre present Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde

Sunday 25 November

10.00am - 2.00pm

Organic produce and plants on sale

10.00am - 4.00pm

Under the Arches Christmas Fair

Monday 26 November until Sunday 2 December

FFBOS presents Seussical - The Musical

Friday 30 November until Sunday 2 December

Christmas Fayres at Forty Hall

Saturday 1 December until Monday 10 December

3.00pm - 5.30pm

TAB Christmas Tree Festival

Wednesday 5 December

7.30pm

Palmers Green Ward Forum

Thursday 6 December until Sunday 9 December

London Pantomimers present The Wizard of Oz

Thursday 6 December

7.45pm

Talkies Community Cinema: Mountain

Tuesday 11 December until Saturday 15 December

London Pantomimers present The Wizard of Oz

Saturday 15 December

11.00am - 3.00pm

Find Santa's Elves

12.00pm - 8.00pm

N21 Winter Festival

7.30pm

Enfield Choral Society Christmas Concert

Sunday 23 December

10.00am - 2.00pm

Organic produce and plants on sale

Sunday 30 December

10.00am - 2.00pm

Organic produce and plants on sale

Sunday 6 January

10.00am - 2.00pm

Organic produce and plants on sale

Sunday 13 January

10.00am - 2.00pm

Organic produce and plants on sale

Sunday 20 January

10.00am - 2.00pm

Organic produce and plants on sale

Sunday 27 January

10.00am - 2.00pm

Organic produce and plants on sale

Sunday 3 February

10.00am - 2.00pm

Organic produce and plants on sale