Celebrating the historic importance of Barnet
Although our doors are closed, our Museum volunteers are working hard remotely on local history projects. Please explore this website for the latest updates.
Our special edition 2021 calendar commemorates the 550th anniversary of the Battle of Barnet and is now available from
Waterstones and directly from the Museum via email@example.com for £10.
Please use the following details to make your payment:
Bank: CAF Bank
Sort Code: 40 52 40
Account Name: Barnet Museum
Account No: 00021085
This document outlines the strategic direction for Barnet Museum & Local History Society
Barnet Museum is a free local history Museum in North London run by volunteers. The Museum’s collection contains hundreds of artefacts reflecting the history of Barnet and those that have lived there, dating from the Bronze Age to the present day. There is also an extensive archive, and we are a centre for local and family history research.
The Museum opened in March 1938 to house and make available to the public the growing collection of the Barnet Record Society (now Barnet Museum & Local History Society) which had been founded in 1927 to record and preserve Barnet’s history. The Museum building is an attractive early Georgian house in the heart of Chipping Barnet, and is part of Wood Street conservation area. The Museum is a registered charity (no.1169214 ) and accredited Museum.