Museum Objects

Special Collections

1948 Olympic Torch
1948 Olympic Torch

Barham Collection

The Barham Collection was donated in 1937 by George Titus Barham, local businessman, collector and philanthropist. This is an antiquarian collection of over 500 items ranging from classical archaeology to ceramics and furniture of the 17th to 19th centuries.
Part of Barham’s Collection is also located in The Museum of English Rural Life.

Wembley History Society Collection

The Wembley History Society was established in 1952 and amassed a large collection of material relating to Wembley. The collection includes archaeological finds, domestic items, British Empire Exhibition artefacts, books, photographs, slides and ephemera. As this is a large and recently acquired collection not all of the items are on our database. However members of the Heritage Team will do their best to assist researchers to access this collection.

Oil Paintings

There are 39 oil paintings in the Brent Museum and Archives collection which were photographed and catalogued as part of the Your Paintings project. You can search their database online or our own database by using the search box at the top of the page.

Mrs Harald’s Haberdashery Shop

Langmans Drapers shop at 88 High Road, Willesden served the local community from the 1890s to 1978. Originally run by the Langman sisters Nancy Harald joined the staff in 1908 and eventually ran the shop until her retirement aged 92. Mrs Harald rarely threw anything away and the contents of the shop were donated to Brent Museum and Archives in the 1970s. The donation included many of the shop fittings, advertising boards and a wide selection of ladies underwear.