Wygston's House

Wygston's House

Wygston’s House is the oldest house in Leicester. It has been here since medieval times and the road it stood on was the widest and busiest thoroughfare in the town, High Street.

The house comprises a timber hall of around 1490; a brick block of 1796 which replaced an earlier timber shop and chamber and a Victorian (1800s) wing standing on the site of the medieval kitchen.

Wygston's House hosts a range of events and guided tours.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Heritage site

Opening hours

Open for special events.

Admission charges

Entrance fee may apply dependent on the event/activity.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Wygston's House

  • 10 — 12 September 2015

Wygston's House is the oldest dwelling in Leicester. Built originally of timber in the late 15th century, the house belonged to one of Leicester's leading wool merchants. A fantastic opportunity to visit and find out more about the building and its fascinating history. Drop in to join a thirty minute taster tour including a trail on the Wygston's House stained glass or just come and look at this fascinating building. Visitors are also invited to enjoy the Magna Carta exhibition which shows Leicester's links to Magna Carta and the impact it has on modern life today.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+



Wygston's House
12 Applegate






0116 225 4980

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