Valentines Mansion is an elegant grade II* listed country house - steeped in fascinating history, and rich in original and restored period features.
Dating back to 1696, the mansion has been a family home to many including Elizabeth Tillotson, the niece of Oliver Cromwell. Redbridge Council acquired the home in 1912.
Since then it has been a home to wartime refugees, a hospital, public health centre and a council housing department. After a period of closure, the mansion was restored to its former glory and opened to the public in 2009.
The mansion is also available for hire, and hosts a range of events throughout the year including the fun-packed Mad Hatters Tea Party and Vintage Fair to sell-out art masterclasses and children’s activities – all of which generate vital funds for the up-keep and maintenance of the building.
Every donation is gratefully received. No matter how big or small, it plays an important part in helping keep the mansion open and free to the public, as well as help with on-going restoration costs.