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Burgh House & Hampstead Local History Museum

Community Arts Centre
New End Square
Greater London

Burgh House is a handsome Queen Anne house in the heart of Old Hampstead, with original panelled rooms and staircase, and wrought-iron gates. With a succession of famous (and infamous) owners, the house is now operated by the Burgh House Trust as Hampstead's centre for meetings, concerts and art exhibitions, with a local history museum and Buttery Cafe serving Brunch, Lunch and afternoon teas.

The Ground Floor is used for concerts and art exhibitions. The First Floor, which retains most of its original panelling and fireplaces houses the Hampstead Local History Museum - the first local history collection in Hampstead, started by Christopher and Diana Wade in 1979.

There is a permanent display about the great landscape artist John Constable when he lived and worked in Hampstead.

The Christopher Wade Room displays temporary exhibitions about Hampstead's history, which change three times a year. The first floor museum rooms contain permanent displays which tell Hampstead's story, from prehistory to the modern era.

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By Road:
Access from Hampstead High Street along Gayton Road to junction with Willow Road and Well Walk. (Residents parking applies except on Sundays).

By Rail:
Hampstead Heath Station (North London Line).

By Underground:
Hampstead (Northern Line)

By Buses: 46, 268 to High Street; 210 to Whitestone Pond; 24, 168, C11 to South End Green

Burgh House & Hampstead Local History Museum Postcode for SatNav: NW3 1LT


+44 (0)20 7431 0144
+44 (0)20 7435 8817

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