England has a large number of interesting historic sites to visit. Amongst the many museums that it has scattered across its land, there is the Barnet Museum, which is located in the London Borough of Barnet. The premises has been preserved in its original state. It is a Georgian house, which is situated in the centre of High Barnet.
The museum was set up quite recently in 1938. As the name aptly suggests, it has a collection of artifacts which revolve around the topics of the Barnet Market and Fair and the Battle of Barnet among many other things. The extensive collection includes photographs, books, maps, documents, objects and many other things which would be of interest to the visitor in understanding the people who have lived in the area and the history of the region. Most of the items have been donated by the families in the region. Therefore, it is also a place where one can conduct family research at its extensive archives. The library, the reference section and the archives are open and available for public use. The premises is run by volunteers from the Barnet and District Local History Society, which was originally referred to as the Barnet Record Society.
There are permanent exhibitions on Schooling in Barnet, Archaeology, the Battle of Barnet, which is mainly medieval finds, Domestic items from the 20th Century, ladies fashion accessories such as bonnets ladies dresses, lace and other costumes, the coaching trade in Barnet and public houses, the Barnet Ventilator, local businesses such as Watsons Microscopes, various services such as fire service and hospitals, the home front in Barnet during World War II and also a Victorian Room. For those who are keen on visiting this museum and catching a glimpse of a time gone by, it is open on Tuesday to Sunday and admission is free.
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