'Eastbury Saved', opened in October 2018, as part of our 100th anniversary partnership project ‘We Love Eastbury’. This project commemorated the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings’ (SPAB) involvement in saving the house from demolition as well as its successful fundraising campaign that helped the National Trust acquire it for the Nation in 1918. It tells the story of the house from 1883 to 1918, and explores the building’s place in the wider social and industrial changes happening during that time.
The project was made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, supported through the Heritage Fund, as well as money from the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, the Friends of Eastbury Manor House and the Barnet National Trust Association.
'Eastbury Makers', is a new display of costumes that launched alongside the reopening of Eastbury Manor House after two years closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, in April 2022. It explores the lives of the people who used to live and work at the house at the turn of the 20th century. Designed and made by students from University Centre at South Essex College, these historically accurate costumes, have been creatively reimagined with clues to each character woven into the fabric of each garment.
Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, through the Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership Scheme.