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Valence House Museum

Valence House Museum Becontree Avenue, Dagenham RM8 3HT, England
+44 20 8227 5222
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Local history

Free entry, cheap cafe. We really enjoyed finding out about local history! Found out how,whalebone... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
Girlsawaydays
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London, United Kingdom
A lovely place to visit

Valence House is home to a local history museum, which is not very big, but really nice. You can... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
Snow B
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Valence House Museum Becontree Avenue, Dagenham RM8 3HT, England
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+44 20 8227 5222
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"free entry"
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"home made cakes"
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"adults and children"
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"a small gift shop"
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Free entry, cheap cafe. We really enjoyed finding out about local history! Found out how,whalebone lane got its name. Buttons to press,things to listen to. The oldest surviving Manor House in Dagenham. Plan to go again to some of their planned events they have this...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Valence House is home to a local history museum, which is not very big, but really nice. You can see what interior of Becontree Estate houses looked like when the estate was brand new, take a quiz about celebrities that were born in the borough,...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I love to visit here every now and again.its so fascinating all of the rich history we have in this borough and there's always something you've missed/overlooked on a previous visit. They put on good events too like the war reenactment .

1  Thank Gary P
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

The building is spotlessly clean with exhibits nicely arranged. The problem arises when you want to read the information describing the exhibit as shown neatly printed onto a small sheet of paper low down, where you have to bend over at a low angle to...More

Thank UK J
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

This is a great local history museum for adults and children and it is free to enter. The museum is not too large to be overwhelming and there is just enough information on the displays. There is a separate café and herb garden. The staff...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I joined friends at the civil war reinactment. It was well presented and valence house is great to visit. The tea room is worth a visit as well.

1  Thank Russ P
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

Lived in Barking and Dagenham all my life and never visited, great place full of local history and puts the borough into context and brings some of the local landmarks and names to life. Free admission but may pose some problems if wheelchair access is...More

Thank Paul P
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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

This is situated in the park, but as there are always young people, especially guys hanging around on mopeds that make you feel unsafe I would not recommend this place for mums with young children.

1  Thank kimmi101
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We use this park quite often, lots of things to see , always take monkey nuts as the squirrels love them nd will follow you...we always laugh, a few cafe to choose from...the museum very interesting reading the history of it....great place for older nd...More

1  Thank Lindsey G
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Have been to this museum when it was dull and denge. What a up grade looks good and more interesting then previously did. So if you have not been it's well worth going to now.

Thank John B
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