Covid-19 (Coronavirus) update
We continue to be closed following the government’s latest advice. Together with the Council and the National Trust, we’re continuing to prepare plans for how Eastbury can safely reopen. Given that a new set of restrictions are now in place across the UK and are likely to remain in place for the winter months, we are now provisionally planning for a reopening date of Easter 2021.
This has not yet been confirmed and will rely on ensuring we can safely reopen in line with the government guidelines next Spring. The safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff is paramount. It is likely that when we reopen there will be several Health and Safety measures in place, including PPE, a prescribed route, and a booking system to allow visitors to socially distance.
We are hoping to provide access to the house and gardens via guided tours, and we are planning to offer a family-friendly version.
Please follow us on Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook where we’ll be keeping you updated on any changes to our decision-making, which will be made in accordance with the government’s advice at that time.
Other updates will also be found at: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/news/our-latest-statement-on-coronavirus-covid-19
For local information and to watch the latest update from the Leader of the Council and the Director of Public Health, please visit: https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19
You can also follow national guidance about how you can keep yourself safe here: www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
Eastbury staff will be working remotely during this period and you can contact us with any queries that you may have by emailing: email@example.com
Set in tranquil gardens this Elizabethan house, in an unusual setting, is an unexpected treasure in the heart of Barking. Built between 1560 and 1573, Eastbury Hall, as it was formerly known, was built for Clement Sisley and his growing family. This rare example of a mid-16th-century brick-built Gentry house tells an extraordinary story of survival.
Threatened with demolition in the 1910s, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) recognised its significance and worked with the National Trust to save it from demolition. The National Trust acquired it for the nation in 1918, who then leased it to Barking Borough Council in 1934. Eastbury was the National Trust’s first acquisition in London.
Eastbury is unfortunately closed due to current COVID-19 government restrictions. Please check our 'COVID-19 update' section for the latest information.
Eastbury Manor House
Please note: our telephone services are currently down. The best way to contact us with any enquiries is via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you cannot email, call 07816548105.
LBBD residents: free (proof of residency required)
Under 5s: free
Family: £16.50 (2 adults and up to 2 children)
Group: £6.00per person (minimum of 15 people)
National Trust members: free
(membership card required)
SPAB members: free
(membership card required)
Concessions apply to Universal Credit recipients, full-time students, people aged 5-16, people aged over 60, and people with a disability (please bring proof of entitlement).
Our admissions policy admits the carer of a visitor with a disability free of charge.
Access to the Eastbury Kitchen, courtyard and gardens (except the walled garden) are free of charge.
National Trust Members may be charged for talks, workshops and special events. Visit the National Trust website for further information about National Trust Membership.
London Underground: Upney (District line)
We are approximately a 10 minute walk from Upney Underground Station.
London Overground: Barking (Gospel Oak to Barking line)
We are approximately a 20 minute walk from Barking. Alternatively, you can change to the District line for one stop to Upney.
National Rail C2C Line: Barking (Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness via Grays or Basildon)
Bus: 62, 287, 368
Bicycle: Eastbury has limited bicycle parking.
Driving: Eastbury is located just off the A13 and A406 routes.
Parking: free on-street parking (limited availability)
Blue Badge Parking: we have 2 blue badge parking spots on site
Coach: coach drop off and pick up only as parking is restricted. Coaches should park in designated parking sites located in the centre of Barking.
Plan your visit:
Facilities and access
Toilets: all toilets including the accessible toilet and baby changing facilities are located on the first floor.
Lockers: are available on the second floor if you wish to store your belongings while you visit the house.
Free wifi: is available throughout the house for use on individual devices and laptops. Terms and conditions apply following registration. Please speak to the Front of House staff upon arrival for further information.
We welcome visitors with access requirements, including those with assistance dogs.
Eastbury Manor House is fully wheelchair accessible, the upper floors of the house can be reached via a lift. Please note that the lift is reserved for visitors with acccess requirements and their carers. Unfortunately the lift is not available for push-chairs or any other unspecified use. Occasionally we may limit the number of wheelchair users who can access the second floor at anyone time. The ground and first floors are fully accessable.
Our staff will do everything to ensure that you enjoy your visit. Please contact us in advance of your visit should you wish to discuss any specific access requirements.
Come and see our two exhibitions currently on display, you can find out more information here:
We welcome children, young people and families to explore and discover our house and gardens.
Monthly Sunday events for all the family, including craft activities, trails and tours.
Please check What's On for the current programme of children’s activities and craft sessions and to book a place.
For event updates and special offers visit us on social media:
Pushchairs and strollers can be left at a buggy park on the ground floor at your own risk. Baby changing facilities are available on the first floor.
Explore the house and its historic rooms with guided tours led by Eastbury's volunteers. Learn about the history of the manor house, its different owners and how it has been used over six centuries. Uncover its unique architectural features and discover its hidden secrets.
Tours are subject to availability. Please contact us in advance to confirm. Tours last approximately 1 hour and are free during your visit.
During the Winter explore the house and its historic rooms by candlelight in this atmospheric guided tour led by a costumed Eastbury volunteer. Booking is essential, for further information and details please visit What’s On.
We welcome group visits (minimum 15 people per group).
We offer private group tours all year round. Booking in advance is essential. Groups tours start at £6 per person and go to £10 per person (costumed tour).
To book a group visit or to make an enquiry please email email@example.com or call 020 8227 2942.
Eastbury Kitchen opening times:
Thursday and Friday 10am to 4pm (from 13 February until 11 December 2020)
Sunday 11am to 4pm (from 22 March until 13 December 2020)
Entry is free. Serves freshly prepared hot and cold lunches, selection of homemade pastries, cakes, scones and refreshments.
All our food is freshly prepared and where possible we support local suppliers and use locally sourced ingredients.
The shop is open during all open days and sells a range of handmade arts and crafts items, seasonal gifts, books and Tudor replica pottery.