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Valentines Mansion & Gardens
Emerson Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 4XA

http://www.valentine…

Venue details:

Opening Times:

Tuesdays & Sundays 11am-4pm

Admission Prices:

Free

Description:

Discover a beautiful country house and gardens in the heart of Ilford. Visit the recreated Victorian kitchen and Georgian rooms, with gorgeous views over surrounding parkland.

Enjoy contemporary art exhibitions and installations. Explore the stunning historic gardens. Bring the whole family for hands-on games, activities and discovery trails.

Cafe / Shop:

Yes

Accessibilty:

The mansion has level access throughout, with a lift to all floors. For access advice call 020 8708 8100.

Directions:

Tube: Gants Hill Underground Station (Central Line) 5 minutes walk.

Rail: Ilford National Rail, direct line from Liverpool Street Staion.

Bus: Take bus routes 396, 128, 179, 123, 296, 167 from Gants Hill Underground Station and 128, 296, 150, 396, 167 from Ilford National Rail to stop 'Valentines Mansion and Park'

Road: Easily accessible from the A406 (junction for A12) and the M25 (juntion 27 for M11, and follow on to the A406 East). car parking is available at the mansion (charges apply).

Events & Activities at this venue...

  • Decade - Studio Artists Exhibition
    The Valentines Mansion Artists share the common experience of working in the studios at the top of the House for a decade, and come together in this special exhibition to mark 10 years of the Mansion being open to the public.

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  • School Holiday Activity - Birthday Fun!
    It is party time at the Mansion! You are invited to our 10th birthday celebration and it is going to be a blast with craft activities, birthday games, face painting and lots more!

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  • An English Cottage Garden Floral Masterclass
    Using fresh seasonal flowers in a variety of colours, you will create a beautiful arrangement in a ceramic planter, typical of what would have been found at Valentines Mansion in the Victorian and Georgian eras. With expert guidance from our qualified florist, you will learn invaluable tricks and techniques to keep your arrangement fresh for as long as possible and how to get the best from your flowers.

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  • A Touch of Glass
    Studio artist Amanda Seljubac is back with our best-selling fused glass workshop. Make a decorative piece to take home, using specialist techniques and materials including frit, stringers, metal inclusions and compatible glass.

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  • School Holiday Activity - Save the Day!
    The Mansion is hosting a banquet and Martha, the kitchen maid, desperately needs your help! Can you help her locate all the fruits, vegetables and herbs needed to cook up the feast in the kitchen garden, as well as flowers to make the house look lovely? You will also need to have a good look around the Mansion for her utensils too. You will be rewarded for your hard work!

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  • Afternoon Tea at the Mansion
    Come and enjoy a decadent afternoon tea at Valentines Mansion in celebration of our 10th anniversary. Indulge in delicious sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, preserve and other nibbles served in the Mansions Drawing Room. 1pm-3pm

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  • Block Printing - Tote Bag
    Want to learn to design and print your own designs on fabric? Sign up for this block printing workshop with artists Amanda and Sadia, and learn how to block print on fabric as you create a custom tote bag.

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  • A Touch of Glass
    Studio artist Amanda Seljubac is back with our best-selling fused glass workshop. Make a decorative piece to take home, using specialist techniques and materials including frit, stringers, metal inclusions and compatible glass.

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  • Punch Needle Embroidery
    Master the principles of a contemporary textile craft in this workshop. Punch needle is a modern take on the ancient craft of rug hooking.

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  • A Touch of Glass
    Studio artist Amanda Seljubac is back with our best-selling fused glass workshop. Make a decorative piece to take home, using specialist techniques and materials including frit, stringers, metal inclusions and compatible glass.

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  • Christmas Printmaking Workshop
    Using the traditional method of lino printing you will learn how to design and create your very own cards, gift tags and wrapping paper in this Christmas inspired workshop.

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