The West House & Heath Robinson Museum Trust was set up in 2001 to take forward the West House project. The aims of the Trust are to restore West House for the benefit of the inhabitants of the London Borough of Harrow and the public in general and create
- a museum and gallery
- a permanent home for the William Heath Robinson Trust Collection
- an education/community facility for the general public
- a café/restaurant for visitors to the museum and park.
West House was restored and reopened in 2010, and contains:
- the Shrine with the two Pinner Books of Remembrance
- a café ‘Daisy’s in the Park
- the Verden Gallery, a community room for hire on the first floor
- business premises on the second floor
The Heath Robinson Museum appeal
The West House and Heath Robinson Museum Trust raised £1.5 million to complete the first phase of restoration of West House in June 2010.
The Heritage Lottery Fund awarded the Trust £1.3m to build the new Heath Robinson Museum on the side of West House and we raised over £500,000, including generous donations from local people and Heath Robinson fans as far afield as San Francisco and Singapore. The Museum continues to need your support to maintain the facility and the exhibitions and welcomes all donations!
Registered Charity No 1086567
The William Heath Robinson Trust
The William Heath Robinson Trust was set up to:
- conserve and exhibit the collection of works of William Heath Robinson made by his daughter Joan Brinsmead;
- add to that collection;
- foster study of the artist and his work and
- publicise his achievements
The collection, following the acquisition of the Simon Heneage Collection, comprises nearly 1,000 items of Heath Robinson’s original works, including copies of books he illustrated and examples of his advertising work. It spans 40 years and covers all aspects of his work. The Trust is actively supporting the West House & Heath Robinson Museum Trust and has given its collection on permanent loan to be displayed in the new museum in the West House complex.