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: 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.

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.

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

Nature inspired art sessions at Rainham Hall

Aug 1st to Aug 29th Rainham Hall

Tick off number 18 on your National Trust ’50 things to do before you’re 11 and ¾ years old’ list and ‘make some wild art’ in the Rainham Hall gardens on 1, 15 and 29 August 2018.

Local musicians, Jill Luff and Dominic Ashworth

An evening of jazz and ballads made famous by women at Rainham Hall

Aug 2nd Rainham Hall

Join us for a musical evening of songs from the 1940s and 1950s made famous by female singers, in celebration of our current exhibition and marking the centenary of women’s suffrage movement.

Vintage sports day at Rainham Hall

Aug 3rd to Aug 17th Rainham Hall

Old fashioned fun inspired by our current exhibition, with vintage games galore! Our Vintage Sports Day will take place on Friday 3 and Friday 17 August 2018, 11am-12pm.

Open Days at at Ilford Hospital Chapel

Aug 7th to Nov 24th Ilford Hospital Chapel

Tea and Talk – New Zealand Based Crime Thriller “Revenge”, Kevin Gill at The Old Chapel Upminster

Aug 8th The Old Chapel Upminster

Join Kevin as he talks about his latest novel, and being a writer of fiction.

The talk is free for Friends of the Old Chapel otherwise £2 with refreshments included. Wed 8 August, 10.30am.

Storytelling session at Rainham Hall

Aug 8th Rainham Hall

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

Titanic Exhibition Family Day – 16th August at Havering Museum

Aug 16th Havering Museum

Children can learn about the Titanic by discovering how it was made, become the wireless officer and send Morse Code then get creative on our Titanic trail in the galleries.

Open Weekend at Upminster Windmill’s Visitor Centre at Upminster Windmill

Aug 18th to Aug 19th Upminster Windmill

Learn about Upminster Windmill, it’s history and current restoration project as we open our visitor centre to the public.

This weekends theme will focus on food. 1pm – 4pm. Free entry.

Titanic Exhibition Talk: Hunt for Titanic – 22nd August at Havering Museum

Aug 22nd Havering Museum

This amazing talk focuses on the search for the wreck and conspiracy theories behind the discovery.

Hunt for bugs bio-blitz at Rainham Hall

Aug 23rd Rainham Hall

Tick off number 31 on your National Trust 50 things to do before you’re 11 and ¾ years old list and hunt for bugs in the Rainham Hall gardens on 26 July, 9 August and 23 August 2018 11am-12pm.

From Russia With Love with Andrew Curtin – Part II – 25th August at Havering Museum

Aug 25th Havering Museum


Andrew Curtin shares the cultural delights of Russia and its people.