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Valence House Museum is the only surviving of the five manor houses of Dagenham. The timber-framed museum building, partially surrounded by a moat, is situated in Valence Park off Becontree Avenue, in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, London, England. The building has been used a manor house, a family home, a town hall, the headquarters of the library service and now houses a museum.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
Excellent local museum. If you are interested in Barking and Dagenham this is the place to visit. Occupying a Manor house the grounds show some development. They have a wooden carving 1,000 years older than Stonehenge. Amazing. Nice café on-site for a cuppa if you are passing.
Something you would never expect in such a horrible arrea which is Dagenham... The museum is small but still nice to visit, staff is friendly, lots of activities for kids,very nice little garden on the side and canteen. Worth visiting.
Lovely local museum. Good for children to explore local history.
This place is nestled and somewhat hidden amongst the local estate and is quite frankly better suited to have a countryside park surrounding it. There is a park but it doesn't do this museum any credit. The museum is fresh and we'll laid out and has some great exhibits. Never short of events and is well worth a visit
A real local gem, fascinating artifacts and a cafe and garden.
A brilliant local museum with a nice attached coffee shop.
People are really friendly and it is an occasion to celebrate the mediaeval history of Great Britain. The park surrounding the museum is vast and children also play in the playground area. One can visit the museum for a short visit and is also a tea room.
Great fun place for my toddler,on school holiday,they run lots of activities for kids,if the weather is nice, we normally have picnic there.
A wonderful local museum set in an old Manor House that has part of it's moat intact. There is a new building housing the local archives, a cafe, and a bookshop.
I loved this place. It was very easy to get to via public transport. The staff were very friendly. Entrance is free. There is an activity for children to keep them interested as they wander about the museum. There is a cafe on site as well as toilets. There is ample parking and a park adjacent to the museum. Ample seating so you can take a picnic.