Introducing Rainham Hall
Rainham Hall is an elegant Georgian House in the east London borough of Havering, on the border of Essex. Every two years, the Hall is re-imagined with a new exhibition celebrating a different character from its diverse history.
Rainham Hall is a rare survivor and remarkably fine example of Queen Anne style architecture. It was designed as a home, to be lived in and used. Nearly 50 different families and inhabitants have resided at the Hall, including merchants, artists, vicars and architectural historians.
Due to the many changes in ownership, Rainham Hall does not have an indigenous collection of furniture or objects relating to any era in its history. Since opening to the public in 2015 following a major £2.5 million conservation and interpretation project, Rainham Hall, Garden and the Stables Café have become a focal point of the vibrant local community.
The Hall now hosts exhibitions showcasing different former residents. Community participation is central to our exhibitions, ensuring a minimum of 60% of all exhibits are created in partnership with local makers and groups.