Second year anniversary celebration at Rainham Hall

Rainham Hall's community festival in 2015

On Sunday 8 October 2017 we will host a celebration to mark our second year anniversary since opening to the public.

On 7 October 2015, Rainham Hall, the Stables Cafe and Gardens, opened for the first time following a major £2.5 million conservation and interpretation project. The project took over 4 years to complete with the support of our numerous contractors, a dedicated staff and volunteer team, and the support and involvement from local people. The project transformed the Rainham Hall site and was funded primarily via the Heritage Lottery Fund who awarded us with a grant of £1.5 million. We received significant additional grants from Veolia North Thames Trust and Biffa Award. On our first open Sunday we hosted a community festival, which proved to be one of our most successful and vibrant launch events.

We'll be reaching our second year anniversary milestone soon and we'll be reflecting on all we've achieved so far. In spirit of our very first community festival, we'll be welcoming visitors to enjoy free activities to explore the ground and first floors of the Hall. A programme of activities will be available soon.