LB Waltham Forest
The existing museum of local history was upgraded into a modern museum, exhibition space and store. The buildings date back to Tudor times, but were in need of refurbishment in particular to improve accessibility and to consolidate all the museum’s functions into one site, by acquiring additional space within an adjoining building. The archive collection which was previously located off site now has a new home, and there are new galleries, an education room and curatorial workspace. The stores are environmentally controlled to PD5454, some with close control air conditioning and others with humidity controlled ‘conservation’ heating.