Your donations help leave a legacy for future generations

Valentines Mansion is an elegant grade II* listed country house – steeped in fascinating history, and rich in original and restored period features.

Dating back to 1696, the mansion has been a family home to many including Elizabeth Tillotson, the niece of Oliver Cromwell.  Redbridge Council acquired the home in 1912.

Since then it has been a home to wartime refugees, a hospital, public health centre and a council housing department. After a period of closure, the mansion was restored to its former glory and opened to the public in 2009.

Thanks to funding and donations from the public we have been able to ensure the mansion is preserved for future generations.

The mansion is also available for hire, and hosts a range of events throughout the year including the fun-packed Mad Hatters Tea Party and Vintage Fair to sell-out art masterclasses and children’s activities – all of which generate vital funds for the up-keep and maintenance of the building.

Every donation is gratefully received. No matter how big or small, it plays an important part in helping keep the mansion open and free to the public, as well as help with on-going restoration costs.

If you would like to make a donation, you can do so online via:


Text / SMS donations

To donate £5, text FOCH005 to 70970
To donate £10, text FOCH005 to 70191

Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure needs to raise funds for this and for other charitable purposes.

Fundraising, payments and donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme (Charity No: 1149800), operating as DONATE. Texts will be charged at your standard network rate. For Terms & Conditions, see


About valentinesmansion

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. FREE ENTRY Hire the Mansion...Valentines Mansion is a truly unique venue in a beautiful setting. With its elegant period rooms, grand staircase and enchanting walled gardens, this Grade II* listed building, is perfect for a whole host of functions, from weddings and celebrations to corporate events. The Mansion and its rooms can be hired either individually or exclusively and we work with a fine selection of caterers to ensure a first-class experience for you and your guests. Call us on 020 8708 8100 to find out more.
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