The Museum was founded in 1979 by Christopher and Diana Wade, and the collection now contains over 3,000 objects relating to art and life in Hampstead. A permanent display of two rooms is located on the first floor, tracing Hampstead history from prehistoric times to the modern day.
There is a schedule of changing exhibitions in the Christopher Wade Room on the first floor and Peggy Jay Gallery on the ground floor, as well as a programme of events and talks. Museum entrance and many events are free.
Please note there is no step-free access to the Museum. A touchscreen computer on the ground floor offers a virtual museum tour and access to a searchable collections database. Within the museum there are also Braille displays and handling objects for visually impaired visitors.