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 have taken the difficult decision to cancel any events involving the public or large gatherings until further notice. This will mean that the 1620s house and garden and the Old Barn Tea Room will be closed with immediate effect.

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



Come face-to-face with some stunning objects, living history interpreters in costume and our inspirational workshop spaces. Our workshops and activities are for Early Years Foundation and Key Stages 1-2 and are cross-curricular. Please bring your family for FREE to the site before your school visit.

Please click here  to watch a short film, which showcases the learning programme at The 1620s House & Garden.

Frequently Asked Questions 

  • The 1620s House is very WOW so remember to include a trip out as part of your WOW day and why not take part in one of our tailor-made local study days.
  • We develop tailor-made sessions for EYFS students, home schoolers, colleges and universities. Please contact the team for more details.
  • We can also organise relaxed days of activities for children with special needs, their families, friends and carers.  Please contact the team for more details.

Please now read below for more information on the learning offer at the 1620s House but remember to also find out more about the learning offer at our sister site, Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre http://www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk/learning/

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