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hidden treasures jan 2019

This Saturday sees the launch of the long awaited exhibition about Broomfield House and the surrounding park, organised jointly by Enfield Museum and the Broomfield House Trust with the support of the Enfield Society.  The exhibition, Hidden Treasures - Revealing Broomfield House and Park, runs until 6th January 2019. 

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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Colin Younger posted a reply #4000 28 Jul 2018 14:37
The opening of the exhibition last night went very well. The restored Minerva panel is a triumph and the short film of the work is a revelation. See the Dugdale centre's short posting at¬if_t=page_post_reaction
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Colin Younger posted a reply #4001 29 Jul 2018 15:45
Attached is the August programme for events in Broomfield Park and the Dugdale centre.

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PGC Webmaster posted a reply #4005 01 Aug 2018 23:12

Exhibition curator Stacey Ann Bagdi with the restored section of one of the Lanscroon murals.

Broomfield House Trust board members at the exhibition opening. Left-to-right: Ivor Evans, Colin Younger, Kim Lumley

Information about the exhibition and associated events at the Dugdale and in Broomfield Park
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Colin Younger posted a reply #4006 02 Aug 2018 10:31
To avoid any doubt, the restoration of the Minerva panel was funded by The Broomfield House Trust with the assistance of a grant from the Enfield Society.
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Colin Younger posted a reply #4028 23 Aug 2018 16:28
See the amazing restoration of a key section of the Lanscroon murals in progress, go to the exhibition and see the real thing !

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Adrian Day posted a reply #4030 23 Aug 2018 22:44
I visited this week - and it was well worth the trip. Will go back for a second look in the autumn. Well done to all involved.
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Colin Younger posted a reply #4277 09 Dec 2018 13:47
Tuesday 11th December, 1pm

- Traditional woodworking inspired by the Broomfield House Staircase by Ralph Hutchings. Hear all about 18th Century woodworking skills from Ralph Hutchings who assisted with the removal of the Grand Staircase in Broomfield after the last fire.

Pop into the Dugdale Cafe prior to the talk and purchase refreshments and lunch and enjoy it during the talk.

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

Location: Museum of Enfield, The Dugdale Centre, 39 London Road, Enfield EN2 6DS
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Colin Younger posted a reply #4320 20 Dec 2018 16:05
This exhibition has been extended to run until 22 April, and a programme of events beginning in January can be found at the Dugdale Centre website at .

The exhibition talks will be in the Palmers Green Library community room. The first of these free talks, by Stacey Bagdi, Museum of Enfield Officer, is about the Broomfield Museum, on 25 Jan from 1.30 - 2pm

An exhibition of prints and water colours by Anne Hutchings and Nicola Scott which are inspired by Broomfield, runs from 2 Jan to 1 Feb, in the Dugdale Centre, though the artworks are in fact already on display.