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Valence House Museum

A Royal Romp Through Time

Valence House Museum

3 & 4 June 2022

Join Valence House on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 June, 11am-5pm to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee in style as they bring back some of Britain’s greatest monarchs. Meet warrior Queen Boudica, try and keep your head with King Henry VIII, be amused with Queen Victoria and much more in this free, family friendly celebration.

Events include a children's corgi trail, crown and sheild crafts, a royal hamper raffle, outdoor games, archive films and royal memorabilia. On the Saturday there will be a bring and share street party, which you can find tickets for here.

Valence House Museum
Becontree Ave

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Valence House Museum is the only surviving manor house in Dagenham. It dates back to medieval times, is still partially surrounded by a moat and has a collection of nearly 30,000 items. The galleries tell the story of Barking and Dagenham and its people throughout the ages. Highlights on display include the Dagenham Idol, (on loan from Colchester and Ipswich Museum) whalebones believed to be from the lower jaw of a Common Greenland Whale and the Fanshawe family portraits, which are one of the best collections of gentry portraits in Britain. Barking and Dagenham Archives and Local Studies Centre is situated in the Visitor Centre at Valence House.