Hello Heritage Open Day

Sunday 10th September, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm.

Hello Heritage Open Day

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.


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