Sir John Moore Heritage Centre

Sir John Moore Foundation

At the heart of Appleby Magna the famous Grade I listed building and fabulous grounds create an evocative atmosphere for a wide range of live performances and events, brought to you by the Sir John Moore Foundation.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home

Opening hours

The Foundation is staffed every day for appointments. Call the office on 01530 273629
Mondays - 10.30 and 12.30 (term time) (Heritage interest visit)
Wednesdays - 7pm-9pm (term time) (Heritage research group)

Admission charges

Admission free.

Seventeenth century school building, designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Sir William Wilson. Many original architectural features from the seventeeth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries remain. Heritage centre features a reconstructed dormitory, school room and headmaster's office from 1891 as well as a community gallery containing archaological artefacts from the site and local area. Extensive document archive including letters, accounts and registers from throughout the building's history.

Collection details

Weapons and War, Social History, Archives, Architecture, Archaeology

Key artists and exhibits

  • Victorian School Life
  • Sir Christopher Wren
  • Victorian Rural Life
  • Seventeenth Century Architecture
  • World War 2 in Rural England
  • Roman Archaeology
  • Sixteenth Century Bell
  • Seventeenth Century Clock and Mechanism

Sir John Moore Heritage Centre
Appleby Magna
DE12 7AH




01530 273629

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