‘The museum holds around 14,500 artifacts of domestic and agricultural use, ranging from Roman times to the present day’

The Upminster Tithe Barn houses a collection of artifacts of nostalgic origin and is located in Hall Lane, Upminster in the London Borough of Havering.

First opened as a museum on 1st May 1976, it is owned by Havering London Borough Council and run in partnership with the Hornchurch and District Historical Society.

The thatched building the museum is located in dates from the 15th century and is commonly known as the Tithe Barn , however there is no evidence to suggest it was ever used for the collection of tithes.

The Tithe Barn stands 18 metres wide by 12 metres high and 45 metres long.


Other places of interest

If you’re looking for other places of interest local to the barn you may also wish to visit:

  • Thames Chase Community Forest and Visitors Centre – The forest and surrounding estate offer all-weather paths for walking for all abilities, cycling and riding. The carefully restored farm buildings boast a 17th century Essex Barn – one of the best preserved in the London area.

  • Upminster Windmill – The windmill was built by James Nokes in 1803. For more than 130 years the wooden Smock Mill, so named because it is shaped like an agricultural worker’s smock, produced flour for the people of Upminster. It is still a notable landmark for miles around.