Sulgrave Manor was set up in the 1920s as a symbol of the rich network of links that bind the United Kingdom and the United States together. It was built by George Washington's direct ancestor in the middle of the 16th century and is now restored to show how the gentry of the period lived. An early 18th wing shows the style of George's own period. The largest UK collection of Washington memorabilia is on permanent display.
Tours are led by friendly and informative guides. Children's Tour on Saturdays (please telephone or email to check).
Historic house or home, Museum
April to October, weekends from noon. May to October also Tues, Wed, Thurs from 14.00. August only from 12 noon. Last entry 16.00
Closed: November to March except for pre-booked groups, school visits and Special Event Days, see web-site for details.
Adults : £7.50
Children (5-16 yrs) : £3.60
Garden only :£3.60 Children free
Groups (15 minimum) can book for private tours throughout the year.
Extended opening during Half Term weeks.
Family Bank Holiday Mondays including Presidents'Day and Labor Day.
Carefully and sympahetically restored 16th Great Hall and Bedchamber and 18th century rooms bedrooms, parlour and kitchen. Furniture, artefacts and textiles of the period displayed as well as the largest collection of George Washington memorabilia.
Social History, Personalities, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles, Archives
Key artists and exhibits
- 16th century board
- 18th century kitchen
- New Elizabethan Embroideries
- Charles Wilson Peale
- Gilbert Stewart
- Archibald Robertson
- Sir Reginald Blomfield
- Stump work
- Travelling mirror
- Amphylis Washington
Upheaval, fear, power and preparations for war!
A challenging and thought provoking experience with a dedicated team of presenters who will challenge pupils to decide which side to support in the English Civil War. Get up close to some real documents of the time, come under the scrutiny of a sequester, find out how to look after your weapons and cure coughs and sore feet, take part in a pike drill and learn how ordinary people coped with war on their doorstep.
How to obtain
£5.50 per child. 1 free adult with every 10 children.