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

Shakespeare scholar’s memorial window at Ilford Hospital Chapel

Aug 2nd to Sep 18th Ilford Hospital Chapel
Included in the crowd-sourced exhibition ‘Shakespeare in Redbridge’ in Valentines Mansion is a copy of the book ‘Shakespeare’s Bones’ by Dr Clement Ingleby (1823-86), which discusses the ethics of opening Shakespeare’s tomb. The author lived at Valentines Mansion, and the West Aisle Window in Ilford Hospital Chapel by Edward Burne-Jones is a memorial to Dr Ingleby.
You can view the window on the Chapel’s next Open Days – Saturday 10th September 10am to 2.30pm, and the Open House Weekend Saturday 17th September 10am to 4pm and Sunday 18th September 1pm to 4.30pm.Shakespeare exhibition 1