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Lived in Dagenham all my life and never been

As Iv stated I have lived in Dagenham my whole life and must of walked through Valance Park... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Dagenham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Excellent Museum and fantastic exhibition

Some really interesting exhibits including the Dagenham Idol (a thousand years earlier than... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Nick D
Rochester, United Kingdom
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Valence House Museum Becontree Avenue, Dagenham RM8 3HT, England
+44 20 8227 5222
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

As Iv stated I have lived in Dagenham my whole life and must of walked through Valance Park hundreds of times , was walking through with my husband and noticed the museum was open popped in to be nosey , what a wonderful surprise it’s...More

Thank Rosemarieh63
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Some really interesting exhibits including the Dagenham Idol (a thousand years earlier than Stonehenge). Plus Roman history, Barking Abbey, the local fishing fleet (hugely important before Grimsby), the Fanshawe's including Queen Elizabeth I Remembrancer. Plenty of car parking, well sign posted, surrounded by parkland, cafe...More

Thank Nick D
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Free entry, cheap cafe. We really enjoyed finding out about local history! Found out how,whalebone lane got its name. Buttons to press,things to listen to. The oldest surviving Manor House in Dagenham. Plan to go again to some of their planned events they have this...More

Thank Girlsawaydays
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Valence House is home to a local history museum, which is not very big, but really nice. You can see what interior of Becontree Estate houses looked like when the estate was brand new, take a quiz about celebrities that were born in the borough,...More

1  Thank Snow B
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I love to visit here every now and again.its so fascinating all of the rich history we have in this borough and there's always something you've missed/overlooked on a previous visit. They put on good events too like the war reenactment .

1  Thank Gary P
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The building is spotlessly clean with exhibits nicely arranged. The problem arises when you want to read the information describing the exhibit as shown neatly printed onto a small sheet of paper low down, where you have to bend over at a low angle to...More

Thank UK J
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This is a great local history museum for adults and children and it is free to enter. The museum is not too large to be overwhelming and there is just enough information on the displays. There is a separate café and herb garden. The staff...More

Thank iris1242016
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I joined friends at the civil war reinactment. It was well presented and valence house is great to visit. The tea room is worth a visit as well.

1  Thank Russ P
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Lived in Barking and Dagenham all my life and never visited, great place full of local history and puts the borough into context and brings some of the local landmarks and names to life. Free admission but may pose some problems if wheelchair access is...More

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

This is situated in the park, but as there are always young people, especially guys hanging around on mopeds that make you feel unsafe I would not recommend this place for mums with young children.

1  Thank kimmi101
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