Everyone at Barnet Museum is extremely proud of our curator Mike who has been awarded a Barnet Civic Award. Mike leads the Museum with passion, drive, and an encyclopaedic knowledge of local history. Congratulations!
Actually it is an "old" new exhibition. Photographs which formed a display in Hadley Highstone Memorial Hall in the 1990s are exhibited again by Barnet Museum.
The display was put together by Rob Brimson, Lyn Brimson and Jane Downey. The early photos are a record of times gone (but not necessarily forgotten) in Hadley and Barnet. Come and revel in a bit of nostalgia.
The exhibition is free, we are grateful to Lyn Brimson who donated the display to Barnet Museum and, of course, we are grateful ,as ever, to The Spires management for letting us use one of their unit.
Barnet Museum invites you to view four new paintings by celebrated local artist, Keith West. His striking and evocative interpretation of some of the key moments in the Battle of Barnet will be exhibited at St John the Baptist Church, High Barnet from 11th September.
Grateful thanks to Fr Tristan and the team at St John’s for hosting the exhibition. The Church is open Monday-Thursday 10-12 and 2-4, some Saturdays and Sundays (check the Church website: www.barnetparishchurch.org.uk).
It was an honour to host an exhibition of the work of Renos Lavitis on March 8th 2019 Thank you to all who came.
Renos Lavithis was an artist originally from Paphos in Cyprus. For the last 50+ years of his life however, he lived in London, and for most of these years, he lived in Barnet. When he retired, he was able to focus on his main love of art.
Renos worked in many mediums – oil, prints,watercolours, and fine drawing. Here, you mainly see his fine line drawings, with light watercolour washes, using his local area for inspiration.
Sadly, Renos passed away in February 2019. We are lucky that he has left a great legacy in his art work.
For further enquiries please contact:
Artist website: www.renosart.co.uk
Our special edition 2021 calendar commemorates the 550th anniversary of the Battle of Barnet and was a huge success. Thank you to everyone invloved in its development.
In July 2020 we were honoured to contribute to the virtual Tewkesbury Medieval Festival.
To view the content we shared, please visit the Battle of Barnet section of out website.
A message from the organisers:
As we are unable to host the Festival in Tewkesbury this year due to the current pandemic, we invite you to join us from the comfort of your own home to celebrate the largest festival of its kind in Europe. Virtual Tewkesbury Medieval Festival will include a variety of videos, photos, and information surrounding the Battle of Tewkesbury in 1471. Throughout the weekend we will be looking back at how the Festival has grown from humble beginnings in 1984, and sharing new content specially created for 2020. Final schedule to be announced! Please click here to access the Tewkesbury Medieval Festival website.
A new film about the Battle and its place in Barnet’s landscape, created as part of the Battle of Barnet Project. You can see it at: https://vimeo.com/304692558
The Spires Shopping Centre are kindly allowing us to use a shop unit to showcase Barnet Museum. We have a put up a display of Medieval Banners (painted by Battle of Barnet Project volunteers) and information panels on the Battle of Barnet. Come and have look - it is colourful and informative and free.
On Friday 16th March 2018 a talk was given for St Paul's Church, Hadley Wood by John Hall about General William Booth, Founder of the Salvation Army, and his remarkable life and times. He lived in Hadley Wood for over 20 years and during that period worked tirelessly for the poor, needy and destitute people of Victorian and Edwardian England and many other countries. He was driven to do this by his passionate Christian faith and conviction that the mark of salvation was to serve others so that they also might be saved.
A recording of the talk with archive film, photographs and a clip of General Booth speaking can be accessed on the link below. It tells an amazing story of one man’s service to humanity.
Barnet Museum was closely involved in the production of this recording and photos from its archive are included in the presentation.