Hello Heritage Open Day
Sunday 10th September, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm.
The 1620s House and Garden invites you to attend our Hello Heritage Open Day, running as part of a wider, Northwest Leicestershire campaign. Discover this Heritage gem located in the heart of Leicestershire.
Explore our incredible 17th Century house to learn about its rich history: learn how its former inhabitants were connected to the Gunpowder Plot, marvel at the bed where King Richard III was rumoured to have slept and learn how the house and its inhabitants were protected from evil spirits. To really see the history of the house come to life, take a guided tour with one of our enthusiastic volunteers!
Wander through our tranquil gardens and orchard where you will find plants, herbs and vegetables that are grown authentically – just like when the house was in use. Our garden volunteers will also be on hand to answer any green-thumbed questions you might have.
The Friends of 1620s are celebrating their 25th anniversary and to mark this occasion they have a range of activities and displays to showcase their passion for the 1620s House and Garden. This will include “Sheep to Woolly Jumper”, mystery objects, have-a-go weaving, adult’s and children’s crafts, pole lathe demonstration, and an exhibit.
Recharge in our unique Barn café with a drink and a slice of homemade cake!
This is a perfect opportunity to uncover all that the 1620s House and Garden has to offer.
Christmas at the Manor
Sunday 10th December, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Discover how Christmas was celebrated in times gone by! The 1620s House & Garden will be beautifully dressed in Jacobean style decor. See how preparations were made to celebrate the full twelve days of Christmas by the Digby Family.
Join in with festive carols and a mummers play, talk to costumed volunteers about food and feasting, Christmas customs, keeping warm in winter in the days before central heating and all the jobs that had to be done to ensure the holy season ran smoothly.
What’s more, there’ll be festive crafts in the barn and a children’s trail to enjoy!
Normal Admission plus £2. No need to pre-book, just come along on the day.
Wednesday 13th December, 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for an atmospheric evening house tour and partake in carols of old as we traverse through the traditionally decorated rooms.
SOLD OUT- Children’s Christmas Hamper Workshop
Saturday 16th December, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for this festive workshop to make the perfect hamper filled with Christmas crafts and treats.
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