Formerly Grange Museum of Community History, Brent Museum is now based in The Library at Willesden Green. The museum collection consists of thousands of objects relating to the Brent in the past and in the present.Arrange to visit Brent Museum and other attractions in London using our London online travel route planner .
Brent Archives hold collections related to the London Borough of Brent and its residents and can help with many local history enquiries.
The Archive Searchroom is open at the following times:
Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 9am - 5pm
Saturdays: 10am-5pm (closed for lunch from 1-2pm)
We hold the records of Brent Council and its predecessors, historical maps and street directories, electoral registers, school records, and an extensive collection of old photographs and postcards.
Our local history collections include a large reference collection, and local newspapers dating back to 1870. We also collect the records of local groups and organisations; if you have records you would be interested in donating, please contact us.
For our house rules regarding posts and comments please visit - https://www.brent.gov.uk/houserules
Brent Museum Reviews
This museum is on the second floor of Willesden Green museum.It gives you a lot of information.Much of it familiar to me as I live in a neighbouring borough.Excellent display on Wembley Stadium.I foun... more »
Brent is an unlikely to place to finfd a good museum- and this one is really good- its above the Library and not brilliantly well sign posted- but its a modern well designed display which introduces t... more »
Lovely museum with lots of history on the local area
The library has changed a bit! I Came here after 17 years. No more cinema .. etc. Wow! They have a muesuem/exhibition. With lots of information. Applied for a library card after 10/15 years. The new card is bizzare and the systems have changed. . Everything online/computer type system.. The staff aren't that helpful. I don't know the process of taking book out and I didn't want to ask. But I've heard it's done on computer system . I just got a library card . The last time I had a library card was as a child (which I lost).. it was made of good material back then or a hard plastic.. now it's so different. I can't wait to find out about the history of Brent and the UK! and much more. There's toilet facilities on ground floor and 2nd floor which is great. The only thing that ruins the library is the amount of people being noisy or glued to their mobile phones or hanging around. 2nd/3rd floor much quieter.
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