Eastbury Manor House to take part in Open House London
Members of the public are being invited to visit Barking’s historic Eastbury Manor House later this month, as the 16th century building takes part in Open House London – the world’s largest architecture festival.
Open House London is coming to the capital on the weekend of 22 to 23 September 2018, giving free public access to over 800 buildings – 13 of which are in Barking and Dagenham – as well as a whole host of walks, talks and tours.
Venues include Barking Abbey, Barking Riverside, Studio 3 Arts and the Ice House Quarter, as well as a bus tour of the Becontree Estate.
Eastbury Manor House are getting involved in the event on Sunday 23 September from 11am-4pm, where visitors will be able to discover how the Grade I listed building was built and restored.
Special architectural tours will reveal the Elizabethan house’s secrets, with free entry to the grounds throughout the day.
Councillor Saima Ashraf, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Community Leadership and Engagement, is looking forward to an opportunity to learn more about the building’s history: “Open House London is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the architectural calendar, so I am delighted to see Eastbury Manor House taking part as one of 13 sites across Barking and Dagenham,” she said.
“The historic building is one of most interesting in the borough, so I’m sure that anyone attending will be in for a fascinating and informative day.”