Coronavirus (covid-19) update

Focusing on the health and wellbeing of our staff and customers is our top priority. In line with national guidance and government recommendations we are reopening the house and gardens on Thursday 10th September by booked visits only. The site will then be open Thursday to Saturday 10.30am to 4pm (last admission 2.30pm), with safety systems in place. The Old Barn Coffee Shop also reopens on Thursdays to Saturdays 11 - 3.30pm from 17th September for booked in 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

In the meantime, please find some online learning resources covering historical living, and a maths challenge 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

Find Us

What's on

    • Concerts
    • Living History
    Live Lute Music Live Lute Music

    Saturday 19th September, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm.

    Nick Gravestock will be playing a combination of a replica 1583 lute and a renaissance guitar dressed in authentic reproduction costume of the late Elizabethan period, in the Great Chamber at the 1620s House & Garden.

    • Children and Families
    Autumn Market Autumn Market

    Sunday 25th October, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

    A beautiful venue to hold our Autumn Fair. stalls brimming with brocante, vintage and handmade homeware and gifts.

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  • Leicester County Council
  • The National Forest
  • Accredited Museum
  • Visit England
  • Tripadvisor
  • LPL Awards Highly Commended 2017
  • Food Hygiene
  • Autism East Midlands
  • Heritage Awards 2017