A small local museum, run entirely by volunteers, but currently (2012) under threat of closure. Barnet Museum was opened in March 1938 to house the collection of the Barnet & district Local History Socity. Its building is an attractive early Georgian house.
The museum contains archives, objects, prints, photographs, paintings and maps reflecting the development of Chipping Barnet and the surrounding area, as well as a notable collection of period costumes and accessories, domestic items and lace.
Opening hours are Tuesday to Thursday, 2:30pm-4:30pm, Saturday 10:30am-4:00pm and Sunday 2:00pm to 4:00pm. The museum is also open outsde these hours for group visits by arrangement. Entry to the museum is free, but donations are always welcome.