The Barking Stink: A Scented Heritage Exhibition
Valence House: Sat 24 Aug - Wed 6 Nov. Opening hours: 10am - 4pm Tue - Sat, closed Sun & Mon
What caused Barking riverside’s remarkably distinctive stink over the past 200 years? An exhibition exploring what it felt and smelt like to live and work alongside noxious factories, fumes and filthy river pollution. From fragrant fisheries to sewage stenches, manure to match makers, fertiliser fumes to fizzy pop factories; discover the scented stories of River Roding's industrial heritage.
- Archaeology & Heritage