The View (Epping Forest Collection) help

The Epping Forest collection relates to Epping Forest, the 6000 acres of ancient Forest, protected and managed by the City of London Corporation. The collection, formally The View (Epping Forest Collection) was accredited as a museum in October 2016.

Our collection includes natural history specimens, archaeological finds, ephemera, images and documents relating to the history of the Forest and its management.

Objects are displayed on a permanent basis at The View, our registered site, with other items on display at The Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge and The Temple, Wanstead Park. We aim to make our items in store available on ehive.

For more information, please visit:

Other archive material is now held at the London Metropolitan Archive.

Contact Details

The Warren, Loughton, Essex IG10 4RW


Our site is staffed by City of London Corporation staff and volunteers.

Visitor Information

The View & Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge, Rangers Road, Chingford, London E4 7QH

10.00 to 5.00 pm, Tuesday to Sunday (excluding Christmas Day). Please note that the Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge may sometimes be temporarily closed to the public when we have schools or private tours visiting. Please phone The View to check.

Free but donations invited in our on-site donations boxes. Epping Forest is a registered charity.


Wheelchair access




Function space

Guided tour

Public programmes


Other Facilities

Butler's Retreat, Epping Forest landmark and listed building, is our on site cafe and restaurant.

Epping Forest, just a few footsteps away, offers ancient woodland, grassland, trails and rides for you to walk, ride, cycle, play, ponder and enjoy during your visit.
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