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

Tea Masterclasses at Valentines Mansion & Gardens

Jun 29th to Jul 24th Valentines Mansion & Gardens

Are you a tea lover but not sure of your Long Jing’s from your Darjeeling’s? Then why not attend a tea master class with Mark Nicholls as part of Valentine Mansions tea extravaganza?

Mark has worked with tea around the world with fine tea, blending and tasting, appreciating and selling. In this master class session, you will have the chance to learn a brief history of tea and how it became the UKs national drink. Additionally, you will have the chance to become a tea taster for yourself, tasting the main types of tea from white to Pu erh and of course, learn how best to prepare the perfect cuppa before making your own unique blend at the end.  Choose from one of three classes:  Sundays 3, 10 and 24 July, 1pm to 2.30pm, pre-booking essential.  £25 per person.  To book visit