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.

Titanic: Honour & Glory Exhibition at Havering Museum

Apr 7th to Sep 1st Havering Museum


This exhibition launched on 7th April and runs until 1st September, it tells the story of the Titanic disaster through artefacts and will include stories from local people, who have a connection to the ship. A series of talks will support this exhibition. Group visits with refreshments are available upon request.  


Exhibition at The View: On the Forest Edge by Carol Foulger and Katherine Poluck at Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Jun 3rd to Jul 1st Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

The flora and fauna that inhabit Epping Forest captured in watercolour, printmaking, pen and ink.

Exhibition at The View: 130 years – The Royal Epping Forest Golf Club and Chingford Golf Course at Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Jun 16th to Jul 15th Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

This exhibition brings together archive material from 130 years of golf on the historic Chingford Golf Course.

Exhibition: Summer art show 2018 at Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Jul 8th to Sep 2nd Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Annual summer art show featuring local artists inspired by Epping Forest.

Tea and Talk – Havering Local Studies, Simon Donoghue at The Old Chapel Upminster

Jul 11th The Old Chapel Upminster

Hear about the very many interesting items in our local studies library. 10.30am.

The talk is free for Friends of the Old Chapel otherwise £2 with refreshments included. Wed 11 July, 10.30am.

Taster Session: Make a vintage inspired headband using millinery ribbon and veiling at Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Jul 13th Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Melanie Lewiston, a talented milliner, will help you make a vintage inspired headband from millinery ribbon and veiling using traditional techniques

Heritage Horse n’ Carriage Tour at Thames Chase Forest Centre

Jul 21st Thames Chase Forest Centre

Join us on a one day horse drawn carriage tour starting at Thames Chase Forest Centre and visiting various heritage sites in the area, including the Tithe Barn, Havering Museum, the Old Chapel, Upminster Windmill and returning to Thames Chase.

Date: Saturday 21st July
Time: 10am-5pm (Please arrive at 9:45am for a 10am start)

Age: 12+ 
Cost: Free

To book a place please register here.

Exhibition: The Forest that was saved: 140 years of protection under the 1878 Epping Forest Act at Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Jul 21st to Sep 30th Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

This exhibition will reprint more than 40 historic photographs of Epping Forest and adjoining villages commissioned to celebrate the crucial legal judgement of 1874 that saved the Forest.

Garden play trail at Rainham Hall

Jul 21st to Sep 2nd Rainham Hall

During the summer holidays discover our garden play trail which will take you on a journey around our nearly three acre community garden.

Upminster Windmill in Essex

Open Weekend at Upminster Windmills Visitor Centre at Upminster Windmill

Jul 21st to Jul 22nd Upminster Windmill

Learn about Upminster Windmill, it’s history and current restoration project as we open our visitor centre to the public. 1pm – 4pm. Free entry.

Titanic Exhibition Talk: Survivors, Rescuers and Artefacts – 21st July at Havering Museum

Jul 21st Havering Museum

Stories from the survivors and rescuers and how Titanic artefacts have become today’s valuable treasures. This talk is a repeat of the one first given on Thursday 31st May.

Front of the Old Chapel Upminster in the sunshine

Old Chapel Open Day at The Old Chapel Upminster

Jul 21st The Old Chapel Upminster

The Old Chapel will be open for you to come and learn about the history of the building and Upminster.

2pm-5pm. Free entry.

Family event: The Forest that was saved – 140 years of summer holiday family fun at Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Jul 21st to Sep 30th Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Drop in this summer for self-led art and activity tables and trails linked to our exhibition about how the Forest was saved

BioBlitz at Thames Chase at Thames Chase Forest Centre

Jul 22nd Thames Chase Forest Centre

BioBlitz! at Thames Chase

FREE nature fun day for families of all ages! Discover the wildlife on your doorstep.

Sunday 22 July 2018, 10am-3pm
Thames Chase Forest Centre, Upminster

Go on a wild minibeast safari, discover the aquatic creatures living in the river, follow the nature trail, learn all about your discoveries in our ID Zone, plus crafts, face-painting, badge-making and much more!

FREE drop-in event. Sign up on Eventbrite to let us know you’re coming, or pop in for as long as you like on the day!


In partnership with Thames Chase, Land of the Fanns and the Forestry Commission. | |

Storytelling session at Rainham Hall

Jul 25th Rainham Hall

A summer storytelling session in the gardens at Rainham Hall delivered by Havering Libraries.

Titanic Exhibition Talks: The Aftermath – 28th July at Havering Museum

Jul 28th Havering Museum

Dr. Ian Browne explores the immediate and long term implications of the Titanic disaster, individual stories, the political fallout and developments in marine archaeology.