Introducing Rainham Hall

Rainham Hall is a historic Georgian House in Rainham, London

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. 

Rainham Hall - Visitors in Denney's Library

Plan your visit 

Make the most of your trip to Rainham Hall, Garden and Stables Café by reading our quick guide to planning your visit.

The Denney Edition at Rainham Hall

Current exhibition 

The Denney Edition explores the life of influential Vogue photographer and tastemaker, Anthony Denney. Alongside artefacts and photographs from Denney’s personal life, the Hall is presented as if it were itself a magazine, with spaces representing fashion, arts, interiors, food, gardening, and travel.

Rainham Hall in the nineteenth century

The History of Rainham Hall 

Read an overview of the Hall’s unique history over three centuries. Find out how the National Trust have been caring for this special place, from acquiring the site in 1949 to opening to the public in 2015.

Visitors on a group tour at Rainham Hall, London

RM13 community free entry pass

To recognise the support of the community, RM13 residents are invited to visit the Hall for free every last Saturday of the month. Just bring a utility bill, as proof of address.

Rainham Hall is a historic Georgian House in Rainham, London

Autism awareness at Rainham Hall

At Rainham Hall we are striving to be autism friendly, to ensure our autistic visitors can enjoy their visit with us.