CUSTOMER NOTICE

Coronavirus (covid-19) update

The House and Gardens are open Thursday to Saturday 10.30am to 4pm (last admission 2.30pm), with safety systems in place. The Old Barn Coffee Shop is open Thursdays to Saturdays 11 - 3.30pm for booked in site ticket holders.

To assist with social distancing on site, all visits to the 1620s site must be pre-booked, including for current admission ticket holders. To find out more about visiting the site visit our FAQs here

Book a timed slot and purchase tickets here

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Ticket Prices

Ticket Prices

Click below to view our 12 month admission ticket prices. Prebooked visits only. For our Booking T&Cs click here

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Opening Times

Opening Times

Opening Times

The 1620s House and Garden is reopening on Thursday 10th September. Booking is essential

Site open from Thursday to Saturday 10.30 – 4pm. Last entry at 2.30pm

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Our Location

Our Location

We’re situated south of Coalville, between the villages of Donington le Heath and Hugglescote, in north west Leicestershire

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What's on

    • Children and Families
    • Living History
    Gunpowder Plot Day Gunpowder Plot Day

    Sunday 8th November, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm.


    Join us in a fun day discovering the story behind the Gunpowder Plot in a house owned by the family of one of the plotters.

    • Talks
    Sara Read Talk – The Gossips’ Choice Sara Read Talk – The Gossips’ Choice

    Sunday 15th November, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm.


    Novelist and academic Dr Sara Read will be presenting a talk on the research that inspired her to write her latest publication ‘the gossips’ choice’. Women’s experiences of childbirth and midwifery practices in the 1600s will be explored in this fascinating talk.


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