Valence House - Dagenham, London
Will you witness what many have described as The Grey lady?

Join us on this intense ghost hunt as we spend the night investigating the very haunted Valence House in Dagenham. 

This Grade II listed building located in the Borough of Barking & Dagenham has a wealth of hauntings associated with it.   The old manor is vast and its large number of dark rooms and passages makes it the perfect location for ghost hunters to capture something paranormal.  Ghostly stories and paranormal sighting are countless and witnessed both by the public and those that work here.

The eerie history spanning over seven centuries tells numerous stories of mysterious deaths and tales of grissly murders. This location promises a fantastic night of ghost hunting for everyone including the most hardened ghost hunter.

Valence House

Your Ghost Hunt at Valence House

Your Ghost Hunt at Valence House will be like nothing you have experienced before. With centuries of history concealed within its mysterious walls. Work in small teams and use our equipment to discover who or what haunts this old Manor House.

Invetsigate the many haunted rooms of Valence House and witness the countless paranormal stories already told.

This 13th century manor house has a deep and dark history etched into its very fibres. Wil you hear the cries of the past tenants or be confronted with those that have passed in more ways than you could imagine?

Ghosts of Valence House

The tragic demise of past tenants is truly haunting.  Will you hear the cries by the 14th century tenant said to wander the dark halls and misty lawns craving the connection she lost from her untimely death?

Endless apparitions and dark mysterious phenomena have been witnessed by many who have ventured here.

There have been many experiences and reportings by the workers here of people being grabbed and pushed.  A caretaker reported hearing a lady talking to the portrait of Sir Thomas Fanshawe but no-one was there. The lady of the lake has been witnessed floating across the grounds and many more horrifying ecounters.

A sinister night awaits. Can you withstand the constant fear of the unknown lurking within its dark and tragic walls?

History of Valence House

Spine tingling history stretching over seven centuries of this last remaining remnants of Dagenham's five manor houses.

Following the departure of the May family, the future of Valence House was in doubt, and it remained vulnerable for several decades. During the 1920s the majority of Dagenham’s historic buildings, mainly farmhouses and cottages, were demolished to make way for the Becontree Estate – a ‘garden city’ with 24,000 houses to accommodate a population of 120,000 people. In the end, Valence House owed its survival to practical considerations. Well-looked after by the May family, it was the only suitable building available on the growing estate to house large groups of people.

In late 1925 it was decided that Dagenham Parish Council (the predecessor of the Dagenham Urban District Council (DUDC)) would start holding its meetings at Valence House. The building was described as lit by gas and without any furnishings or equipment. The 18th century parlour on the first floor was fitted out with a large table and chairs and became the council chamber.

In 1929 Dagenham’s first librarian, John G. O’Leary, was appointed. With a keen interest in history he began to collect documents and objects relating to the history of Dagenham, some of which were put on display in Valence House.

In recognition of its rare survival, Valence House was listed Grade II in 1954. Buildings of this grade are defined as being of particular importance with more than special interest and just 5.8% of listed buildings are Grade II.

Between 2008 and 2010 Valence House underwent a major multi-million pound redevelopment project which saw the creation of 13 new interactive gallery spaces telling the history of Barking and Dagenham from pre-history to modern day.


Your Event Includes

  • Use of ghost hunting equipment including EMF Meters, K2 Meters etc.
  • Experiments including glass divination, table tipping and Ouija Boards.
  • Ghost hunting vigils and séances in small groups.
  • Includes teas and coffees
  • Free time to investigate alone

Address, Maps & Hotels

Address & Hotel Information

Valence House Museum Becontree Avenue Dagenham RM8 3HT

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  • Free Onsite Parking


  • People with mobility issues or walking difficulties please call the office before booking

  • All attendees must be 18 years or older
  • All attendees must bring a torch
  • Wear sensible shoes and warm layered clothing as the location may get cold at night

Location Photos

Valence House - Dates

Ghost Hunt at Valence House, Dagenham - Saturday 28th September 2024 £55.00 Per Person

Ghost Hunt at Valence House

Saturday 28th September 2024
Time: 9.00pm - 3.00am

Places Available

Ghost Hunt at Valence House

28 Sep

  • Saturday 28th September 2024
  • Time: 9.00pm - 3.00am
  • Places Available
  • £55.00 Per Person

Paying for your event

We are an online events company, so the simplest and quickest way to book is via our website.

Alternatively, if you would like to book over the phone then please call our Sales Team on 0115 9720570 and they will be happy to help.

Securing places by a deposit

Paying a deposit for your event will secure your places on your chosen event. Simply pay a small deposit* of £20.00 per person and pay the remainder in full 4 weeks before the event or by small instalments* via your online account if available. You can always pay for your event in full at the time of booking.

Types of payments accepted

We accept the following payment methods

  • Online - All Major Credit/Debit Cards
  • Over the telephone

*Please note that full payment for your event will be due 4 weeks before the event. Minimal instalments of £30.00, payment must be made via your online account area.

Opening Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bank Holidays: Closed

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