Full details about opening times and all events being held at Valentines Mansion and Gardens are available from the council’s website at www.valentinesmansion.com. You can also find out about hiring the Mansion for your wedding, reception, ceremony or corporate event by calling 020 8708 8100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Forthcoming Friends’ Events
Anyone is very welcome at all our events but membership offers
discounted prices to “Friends” so why not join us !
We celebrated our 20th Anniversary with an Open Day in February.
Our May and June events have been postponed and the Mansion is closed on Open Days till further notice.
Forthcoming Mansion Events
The Valentines Anomaly. Age: 12+
Date: Various Dates. Time: Various start times Tickets: From £16.50 Bookings: Box Office
EXHIBITIONS in the Mansion Gallery – Sundays & Mondays 10:30am – 4 pm Free entry
Past Friends’ Events
The Best of the Last 20 Years
The Friends Of Valentines Mansion have clocked up 20 years of fundraising and celebrating the preservation of Redbridge’s most beautiful community asset. 2020 will be a year of revisiting some of the most memorable events, coupled with an ambitious plan to recruit 200 new Friends and looking forward to the next twenty years.
OUR VALENTINES 20th Anniversary event
MUSIC, MERRIMENT & MINCE PIES – Thursday 5 December 2019 7.30pm
The Crofton Singers, led by their Conductor Jonathan Rathbone (former Director of the Swingle Singers), will again regale us with a festive programme of seasonal music.
The Mansion will be dressed in her Dickensian finery and you will be invited to share festive traditions over drinks and mince pies.
Enquiries: 020 8554 2414
Tickets £8 members, £10 non-members Refreshments included
AN EVENING WITH VIVYAN ELLACOTT – 17 October 2019, 7.30pm
WHODUNNITS AND DOUGHNUTS – Thursday 16 May 2019, 2.30 pm
No stone was left unturned at this event which was aimed at show-casing the Mansion and the Friends’ involvement in it.
From a ‘design a dinner plate’ competition for children to the proffering of Black Hamburg grapes, all aspects of the house were on display. Information boards and costumed interpreters gave a comprehensive view of the house and its restoration whilst events, visits and talks organised by the Friends and items purchased by them for the Mansion were highlighted. There was a tricky quiz about various occupants of Valentines which concentrated the minds of even the most knowledgeable amongst us and, of course, tea and cakes in the drawing room! Dozens came including the Deputy Mayor and local councillors, and all showed a keen interest in what was on offer with many avowing to join the Friends as a result of what they had experienced.