Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of NostalgiaEdit profile
The Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia is a small museum located in Upminster in the London Borough of Havering, London, England. It is located at OS grid reference TQ564877.
It is owned by Havering London Borough Council and run in partnership with the Hornchurch and District Historical Society. The museum holds around 14,500 artifacts of domestic and agricultural use. As of July 2006, it is open at selected weekends only from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from April to October.
From January to April 2007 items from the museum are on loan to the Kew Bridge Steam Museum for the Design for Living exhibition.
The thatched building the museum is located in was built in 1450 by the abbey of Waltham and is commonly known as the Tithe Barn; however there is no evidence to suggest it was ever used for the collection of tithes and a grange barn might be a more accurate designation. It has been used as a museum since 1976. Upminster station is the nearest National Rail and London Underground station. The Upminster Tithe Barn Museum is served by London Buses route 248.