Valence House is the local history museum for the parishes and boroughs of Barking and Dagenham. The collection is housed in a timber-framed manor house begun in the 15thC. Of particular interest are a fine set of 16thC, 17thC and 18thC portraits of the Fanshawe family and a period room of the same date. There is also a moat, a herb garden, shop and cafe.
Prices and Opening Times
Admission Free (although some events are ticketed).
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Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00
Closed on public holidays.
Venue Details & Map
Valence House Museum
Becontree AvenueRM8 3HT
- +44 (0)20 8227 5222
- Public transport:
- Tube/Rail: Barking then bus 5, 62, 87, 287;Rail: Chadwell Heath then 20 minutes' walk
Top 1 reviews of Valence House Museum
Tucked away in Valence Park, in the middle of the huge Becontee Estate, is this fab and unexpected museum. It showcases the history of the local area, including Dagenham, Marks Gate, Chadwell Heath and Barking. And, in case you doubted, there is a lot of history.
The building was a manor house dating back to the medieval period and the remains of a moat still partly circle the museum. The... more