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Valence House Museum

Valence House is a Medieval and later timber-framed and partially moated building situated in parkland.

The collection includes items from Prehistoric to modern times representing the lives of the inhabitants of the Essex parishes of Barking and Dagenham. The display areas include a reconstruction council 1945 living room and kitchen, a Victorian Servants Parlour of the 1890s and a Barking chemists shop.

Valence House is also home to the Fanshawe collection of portraits dating from the 16th to the 20th century.

Museum Facilities

  • Cafe

  • Restaurant

  • Shop

  • Audio Guide

  • Tour Guide

  • Photography

  • Wheelchair Access

  • WiFi

  • Venue Hire

  • Available

  • Not allowed

  • Unconfirmed

  • Prior permission required.

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London Area: Outer


  • Valence House Museum
  • Becontree Avenue
  • Dagenham
  • Essex
  • RM8 3HT


  • TFL Zone

    Zone 5

  • National Rail

    • Chadwell Heath


    • Chadwell Heath

    Bus Numbers

  • 62, 128, 150, 5

FREE Admission

Open Hours
Monday 10:00am 16:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am 16:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am 16:00pm
Thursday 10:00am 16:00pm
Friday 10:00am 16:00pm
Saturday 10:00am 16:00pm

Contact Details

Phone 020 8227 5222
Website Valence House Museum
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