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Museums & places of interest

IN ROMFORD

Havering Museum

Havering Museum is on part of the site of the old Romford Brewery. It provides a home for exhibits of Havering's past, celebrating the achievements of local people past and present. There are two permanent galleries which explore the local history through different themes and a temporary gallery. There is also a learning space available for schools and community groups to use.more...

19-21 High Street, Romford, RM1 1JU [show map & facilities]

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OUTSIDE ROMFORD

Rainham Hall

Rainham Hall is open following a £2. 5 million conservation project. This charming house is one of the country's finest examples of an early 18th century merchant's home. Just two minutes' walk from Rainham Station, in the heart of the village. The Stables Cafe and community gardens are open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm. Admission fee for Rainham Hall, access to the gardens and cafe are FREE.more...

The Broadway, Rainham, RM13 9YN [show map & facilities]

Toilets
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Royal Gunpowder Mills

Open for School Holiday Events, Special Events & Open Days. Check website for dates. The Royal Gunpowder Mills is a great place for families to spend days out exploring the secret history of gunpowder, explosives and rocket propellants through our engaging interactive Exhibitions, Science Shows and Children's Activities. Includes Mad Lab, Rocket Vault, The Armoury, Mini and Narrow Gauge Railway, Playgroud, Woodland walk, exhibitions and more.more...

Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY [show map & facilities]

Free parking
Buggy/wheelchair access
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Valence House

Valence House was voted by the Guardian as one of the 50 best free things to do in London. As well as exploring the museum and taking part in activities, you can discover the tranquil herb garden and Dig for Victory plot, or enjoy refreshments in the Oasis Tearoom. Valence House also offers a year-round programme of events for all the family.more...

Lb Barking & Dagenham, , Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, RM8 3HT [show map & facilities]

Free parking
Buggy/wheelchair access
Toilets
Baby change

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Valence House Museum

Valence House was voted by the Guardian as one of the 50 best free things to do in London. The only surviving manor house in Dagenham, it dates back to Medieval times and is still partially surrounded by a moat.As well as exploring the museum, you can discover the tranquil herb garden and Dig for Victory plot, or research local and family history in the Archives and Local Studies Centre. We also offer a year-round programme of events for all the family.more...

Valence House Museum, Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, RM8 3HT [show map & facilities]

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VIP TRIPS FOR KIDS

VIP Trips for Kids is an exclusive children's Luxury Travel Service. We specialise in supervised action-packed days out to London's world-famous attractions and venues for families with children aged 5-14 Yrs oldmore...

160, City Road, Islington, EC1V 2NX [show map]

Tracy Whittington
+44 (0) 7982823739 / +44 (0) 207 183 7076

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