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Museums & places of interest

IN ROMFORD

Havering Museum

UPDATE: PROVISIONAL REOPENING DATE 2ND OCTOBER. 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]

Paid parking

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OUTSIDE ROMFORD

Hylands House & Park

UPDATE: THE PARK IS OPEN (HOUSE REMAINS CLOSED). TOILETS ARE OPEN AT WRITTLE CAR PARK, STABLES CAFE OPEN FOR TAKE AWAY. ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND OPEN. MAURO'S OUTDOOR CAFE IS OPEN. MONTHLY FARMERS MARKET IS NOW OPEN. SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS. There is so much to explore at Hylands House & Park. The house is open on certain days of the year free of charge (see website for details). You can explore the parkland and the stables area where there is also a monthly farmers market. There is a fabulous adventure playground which can be accessed via the park entrance (use sat nav CM2 8FS for the park car park) more...

London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ [show map & facilities]

Free parking

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Naze Tower

The Naze Tower is an historic 86ft landmark and unique visitor attraction situated on an attractive stretch of coastline at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. Over eight floors it houses an art gallery with three exhibitions a year, a museum on the Tower and Naze, tea rooms and a roof viewing platform with spectacular panoramic views. The best way to experience the Tower is to visit - hope to see you soon! more...

Naze Tower, The Naze, Old Hall Lane, Walton On The Naze, CO14 8LE [show map]

Rainham Hall

Rainham Hall is a charming Queen Anne house with 3-acre community garden. Just two minutes' walk from Rainham Station, there is also the Stables Cafe and Hayloft Gallery event space. The Hall exhibition has an admission fee. The Gardens and Cafe are FREE. Please check our website for opening times, events and exhibitions.more...

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

Toilets
Baby change

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Royal Gunpowder Mills

UPDATE: PLANNING TO REOPEN IN FEBRUARY 2021. 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
Toilets

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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]

Free parking

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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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