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.

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Coalhouse Fort and Park

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Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

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Ilford Hospital Chapel

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Valentines Mansion & Gardens

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Thurrock Museum

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Wind Against Tide by Clarkson Stanfield at Thurrock Museum

Valence House Museum

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Beautiful white front of Valence House Museum

Thames Chase Forest Centre

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Rainham Hall

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The majestic facade of Rainham Hall in Havering

The Old Chapel Upminster

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Front of the Old Chapel Upminster in the sunshine

Havering Museum

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Welcoming entrance to Havering Museum on the High Street

Exhibition by Tom Rose: Hunting the King’s deer at Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Feb 24th to Mar 25th Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Forest Law protected deer for the benefit of the Crown, but not only the King (or Queen) enjoyed the hunt and valued the opportunity for hospitality and favour that hunting offered. Forests were royal playgrounds in which the feuds of the gentry and aristocracy were played out and deer were poached by the rich and powerful as well as the less well-off. Discover more about what really went on in Epping Forest in the early modern period. Free. No booking required.QEHL