Canons Ashby (National Trust)
A tranquil Elizabethan manor house set in beautiful gardens:
* There are some beautiful Tudor/Jacobean wall paintings, Jacobean plasterwork and several tapestries with some excellent C17 needlepoint chairs
* The Kitchen and dairy offer an intimate view of life 'below stairs'
* Colourful formal gardens, old orchard and sweeping parkland
* St Mary's Church, the relic of an Augustinian priory
* The Park encompasses the Deserted Medieval Village
Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site, Sacred space
14 March-02 November
Sat-Wed 13.00-17.00 (16.00 in October)
Weekends in November and December - Shop, Tearoom and grounds and special events in the house only.
Closed: Thurs Fri
National Trust members FREE
- National Trust
Weapons and War, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Music, Social History
Tudor Activity mornings
An intensive 2 hour 'Hands On' morning activity session, where the children learn about the house in Tudor times through a range of quick fire activities held in the actual building.
Activities range from such things as writing their name in Tudor script to learning how a bread oven worked.
There is a chance to stay on in the afternoon for teacher led extension activities in the church or park.
How to obtain
Please contact Siân Watson at Canons Ashby House to enquire about availability. 01327 860044.
Canons Ashby Tudor Experience
School groups are invited to find out what life would have been like in a house like Canons Ashby at the end of the 16th century. Children learn about the life of Tudor servants in the kitchen and the house, learn about the life of the house owners, are taught some Tudor dances and find out about Tudor architecture as they are shown around the house. Group size max 36. KS2. 10:00 - 14:00