fb-trackingSkip to main content

Eastbury Manor House

Eastbury Manor House is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19. Staff will still be answering email enquiries and can be contacted via eastburymanorhouse@lbbd.gov.uk

Eastbury Manor House is an unexpected treasure in the heart of Barking! This Grade I listed Elizabethan house spans more than six centuries of history and it is open for tours and self-led visits and also hosts a wide range of family-friendly activities and events, including Cadbury’s Easter egg hunt, Eid at Eastbury, musical Shakespearian theatre with the Three Inch Fools and GLOW (a winter lights festival by Creative Barking and Dagenham).

Eastbury Manor House

Threatened with demolition in the 1910s, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) recognised its significance and worked with the National Trust to save it from being demolished. The National Trust acquired it for the Nation in 1918 and then leased it to the Council in 1934. In 1936, it briefly opened as Barking Museum, but closed in 1939 due to the outbreak of the second world war.

The house's beautiful historic features include:

  • rare early 17th-century wall paintings
  • exposed timbers in the attic
  • a panelled room
  • an original spiral oak staircase in the west tower
  • soaring chimneys
  • a cobbled courtyard
  • a peaceful walled garden with secret bee-boles

Eastbury Manor house also delivers a range of educational visits for schools, participatory arts and heritage projects and community initiatives with various partners, like Every One Every Day and Company Drinks.

The house and tearoom are open Thursdays and Fridays (from mid-February) and Sundays (from Mothering Sunday) each year.

Admission is free for borough residents, National Trust and SPAB members. For further information on opening times, please visit the National Trust website.

Contact Eastbury Manor House

Eastbury Square, Barking, IG11 9SN

020 8227 2942

eastburymanorhouse@lbbd.gov.uk