There are a host of exciting events happening across the Discover Me sites throughout the year. Talks, workshops, activities, shows and more, these events range in price from a few pounds to absolutely free, so there’s something to suit every pocket.

2017 Open Days at Ilford Hospital Chapel

Feb 6th to Sep 17th Ilford Hospital Chapel

The next regular Chapel Open Day will be on September 9th, from 10am to 2.30pm, with guided tours, refreshments, memorabilia, and stalls.

The following week is Open House weekend, when we shall be open on Saturday 16th September from 10am to 4pm and on Sunday from 1pm to 4.30pm.

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Characters in Court: The Sketches of William Hartley at Havering Museum

Mar 4th Havering Museum

Saturday 4th March at 12:15pm

Tickets £5 – please book in advance


Exhibition – Les Williams: Town and countryside landscapes at Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Mar 4th to Mar 30th Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Paintings of Epping Forest and its environs. Free. No booking required.

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The Blitz Detective Novels at Havering Museum

Mar 25th Havering Museum

Meet Mike Hollow author of the Blitz Detective novels. He who will bring Inspector John Jago, The Blitz Detective to life, reveal the secret to writing a great crime novel and will discuss crime detection techniques of the 1940s.

Saturday 25th March at 1pm

Tickets £5 – please book in advance


Extraordinary Eggs exhibition: Romanian eggs and more at Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Mar 25th to Jun 25th Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Our Extraordinary Eggs season celebrates spring in the Forest with a case of exquisitely decorated Romanian eggs from the Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Object in Focus loan programme along with beautiful native British birds eggs from Epping Forest’s historic egg collection.Free. No booking required.


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Motorcycle Open Day 26th March at Coalhouse Fort and Park

Mar 26th Coalhouse Fort and Park

11am – 5pm. Last admission at 4pm

Displays of vintage & modern motorcycles within the heritage setting of Coalhouse Fort. Fort tours available and private collections will be open.
Admission: Adults, £4. Concessions, £3. Children 50p


Extraordinary Eggs evening talk: the Romanian tradition of decorating eggs at Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Mar 30th Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Discover more about Romania’s beautiful and vibrant decorated egg tradition with Roxana Gibescu, Curator of the Galateca Gallery in Bucharest. Book your eventbrite free ticket in advance to enjoy a celebratory glass of Romanian wine on the house. This event is funded by Arts Council England through the Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Object in Focus programme. Free. Booking required: 020 7332 1911. 14 years plus.


Extraordinary Eggs art workshop: DIY wax and dye decorated eggs at Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Mar 30th Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

An introduction to creating extraordinary Easter eggs inspired by traditional European wax-resist designs and techniques. We’ll supply all materials and two blown eggs for each participant to decorate and take home. Bring extra eggs for your own use if you wish (white eggs recommended). £15 per person. Booking required: 020 7332 1911. 14 years and over. Children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult.