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Valence House Museum
Becontree Avenue

Telephone: 020 8270 6866
Fax: 020 8270 6868
Email: valencehousemuseum@lbbd.gov.uk

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Overview of collections

Archaeology, local social and economic history, fine art especially topographical pictures, Fanshawe portraits. Archive is housed here too. Archaeology includes excavation archives transferred from Newham Museum Service 1990s.

Overview of how collections are displayed

Displays cover history of the borough, including excavated material from local sites, fishing industry, topographical art, together with reconstructions of a 1945 living room and kitchen typical of Dagenham's massive Becontree Estate.

Star Objects at this location

The Fanshawe family portraits & archive presented in 1963., including internationally important diplomatic papers of Sir Richard Fanshawe 1608-1666, Ambassador to Spain and Portugal.
Collection Descriptions
Archaeology Collection (Valence House Museum)
Archaeological archives for sites in LB Barking & Dagenham, excavated by Newham Archaeological Unit and transferred o...
Archives (Valence House Museum)
Valence House holds the archives for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, which are managed with the local stu...
Fanshawe family portrait collection (Valence House Museum)
The Fanshawe Collection comprises paintings, letters and official papers relating to 500 years of Fanshawe family his...
Fine Art Collection (Valence House Museum)
A collection of local topographical pictures includes works by A B Bamford and H G Glindoni.
Local History Collection (Valence House Museum)
Valence House Museum collects objects, art, archives and other material which illustrates the history of the London B...

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