Feb 05 2011

Harrow Museum

Discover Harrow’s historic past at Harrow Museum! Entry is free, and with a number of temporary exhibitions and special events throughout the year, there is always something new to see or do. We also have permanent displays about the history of local industries, and an exhibition detailing the significance of this intriguing historical site.

The four remarkable buildings which make up Harrow Museum are all located in the beautiful grounds of Headstone Manor, records of which date back to 825AD. All the buildings are listed by English Heritage, and the site as a whole is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Harrow Museum hosts a number of annual events throughout the year, in addition to its regular events programme.

Harrow Museum’s permanent exhibitions are located in historic Grade II listed barns. Access to the Granary and Small Barn is available during normal museum opening hours, however please note that they close at dusk during the winter months.

The Granary provides information about the agricultural and industrial history of the Harrow area. The ground floor of the Granary displays farming equipment and objects from the rich agricultural past of the Harrow area. Upstairs are exhibitions based on Harrow’s industrial past, including collections from the Kodak, Whitefriars and Hamilton factories.

The Small Barn tells the story of the location in which Harrow Museum is situated through the use of text, images and models. This exhibition explores the intriguing and complex development of the medieval estate of Headstone Manor and its historic farm buildings.

More details are available here.

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