East Ham Nature Reserve

A large green bush obscures a church in the background
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One of Britain's largest church yards is also a fantastic nature reserve, great for school trips, family visits, and even tracing your ancestors. The church is 800 years old, but the visitors centre is nearly new.
East Ham Nature Reserve

This seven-acre site has been a nature reserve since 1977, providing a haven for a huge range of plants and animals: everything from lizards to rare snails, and blue bells to black caps. it's great to wander round, have a sit down, and to teach children about the wildlife around them. Community Links manage the site and our school, Education Links, runs some classes in the visitors' centre, which also has useful things like toilets, leaflets, and preserved examples of some of the animals found on the site.

Venue Type:

Environmental or ecological centre, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

The nature reserve is open every day of the year from 8.00 until 5.00. However the visitors centre may not be open and staffed, so please do get in touch beforehand if you will need access (details below).

Admission charges


Collection details

Archaeology, Natural Sciences, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Social History

East Ham Nature Reserve
Norman Road
Greater London
E6 6HN






Project phone number

020 8470 4525

Community Links information service

020 7473 2270

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.