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Museums and heritage  

Barking and Dagenham Heritage Services are well-loved and well-used by local residents and those from further afield. Thousands of people visit Eastbury Manor House each year, and Valence House Museum and the Archives and Local Studies Centre reopened in 2010 following a major redevelopment.

Details of our events 
Browse our heritage photo collection

We also offer Heritage Education activities, a Heritage volunteering programme, and room hire. Civil weddings and civil ceremonies are held in the stunning setting of Eastbury Manor House.

“Celebrating our past, looking forward with pride”: A Heritage Strategy for Barking and Dagenham 2013-16

Eastbury Manor House 

Eastbury Manor House 
Visit Eastbury Manor House, the beautiful Grade 1 listed Tudor mansion in Barking

Valence House Museum 

Valence House Museum 
Valence House dates back to Medieval times and is home to the borough's local history museum

Archives and Local Studies Centre 

Archive book 
The first port of call for anyone researching the Borough's history and past residents

What's on at the borough's heritage sites 

Eastbury Manor House event 
Heritage events for family fun and learning 
Valence House garden
Eastbury Manor House

Christopher Foord

Group Manager - Heritage Services

Valence House Museum

Becontree Avenue




Phone: 020 8227 2034

Email: chris.foord@lbbd.gov.uk