Eastbury Manor House

Information on Eastbury Manor House including opening times.

Eastbury Manor House is now open every Thursday and Friday 10am to 4pm and Sunday 11am to 4pm until Sunday 17 December. The house will reopen on Monday 15 February.

Eastbury Manor House is an unexpected treasure on the outskirts of Barking. This Grade I listed Elizabethan house, owned by the National Trust and managed by Council, spans six centuries of history and is open for tours and self-led visits every Sunday. It is one of the few remaining 16th-century houses in Greater London and is fondly referred to as the Hampton Court of the East.

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 for future generations to enjoy. 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 arts, culture and heritage organisations and community groups.

Admission is free for borough residents, National Trust and SPAB members.

For further information on opening times, how to get here, and what’s on at the house, please visit the National Trust website.

Contact Eastbury Manor House

Eastbury Square, Barking, IG11 9SN

020 8227 2942