Brodsworth Hall and Gardens - English Heritage

Brodsworth Hall and Gardens - English Heritage
Brodsworth Hall and Gardens
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN5 7XJ
England

Website

www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/brodsworth-hall-and-gardens/

E-mail

brodsworthhall@english-heritage.org.uk

Telephone

01302 722598

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An exterior view of Brodsworth Hall

Explore the changing fortunes of a wealthy Victorian family in this once opulent Yorkshire country home. Discover 150 years of family life documented at Brodsworth Hall: from silk and chandeliers, to the austerity of life during WWII.

Take a walk around the labyrinthine ‘grand gardens in miniature’, now restored to their Victorian heyday. Follow an investigative trail for all ages in the Work & Play exhibition, dramatising the lives of Brodsworth’s family, servants and tenants. There’s also plenty to explore in the enchanting gardens, from the classical summerhouse to the Rose Dell with hundreds of rose varieties.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Historic house or home

Opening hours

House : 1-31 Oct Sat-Sun 12pm-4pm, Closed 1 Nov-31 Mar. Gardens & Tearoom: 1-31 Oct Tue-Sun 10am-5.30pm. Gardens, Tearoom, Shop & Service Wing: 1 Nov-23 Dec Sat-Sun 10am-4pm, Closed 24-30 Dec & 1 Jan, 31 Dec 10am-4pm, 2 Jan-12 Feb Sat-Sun 10am-4pm, 13-17 Feb daily 10am-4pm, 18 Feb-31 Mar Sat-Sun 10am-4pm

Admission charges

9.00/8.10/5.40 House & gardens, 5.50/5.00/3.30 Gardens only

Discounts

  • English Heritage
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.
photograph of poppy on war memorial

Brodsworth at War - 1914 Recruiting

  • 3 — 5 May 2014

Join the household of Brodsworth Hall in 1914 as the British Army were recruiting and great changes were afoot. This will e an interactive re-enactments where visitors will have the opportunity to engage with characters and find out what Britain was like at the beginning of the war.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Admission

Contact venue for details.

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk

photograph of brodsworth hall

Brodsworth at War - Brodsworth Hall by Candlelight

  • 16 — 17 May 2014 7:30-9:30pm

Wander through the rooms of this Victorian country house by candlelight. As night falls outside, the light of the chandeliers and candles will shine bright as you gain a completely different view of Brodsworth Hall.

Inside this beautiful house, almost everything has been left exactly as it was when it was still a family home. See possessions that took more than 130 years to gather together, still in their original places - from the grandest piece of furniture to family mementoes. Explore the ‘Duty Calls – A Country House in Time of War’ exhibition.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Admission

English Heritage Members Free
Adult £7.00
Child, 5-15 years £5.00
Concession £6.00

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/events/brodsworth-at-war---brodsworth-hall-by-candlelight-Brod-16-05-2014/

During WW1: a couple on their wedding day

Brodsworth at War - Wartime Wedding

  • 26 April 2014 10am-4pm
  • 24 — 25 May 2014 10am-4pm

Charles and Constantance Thellusson cordially invite you to attend the wedding of their chauffeur and cook at Brodsworth Hall. Join us and raise a glass to the happy couple. Cheers! This will be an interactive re-enactment where visitors will have the opportunity to engage with the characters.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Admission

Contact venue for details.

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk

Biplane

Brodsworth at War - Brothers in Arms

  • 22 — 23 June 2014 10am-4pm

Discover the story of Brodsworth brothers, Charles and Stuart. See the contrast between the serving man, Charles, who was in the Army Service Corps, and Stuart, who was a distinguished flying hero. This is an interactive re-enactment where you will have the opportunity to engage with the characters and sit in a biplane!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Admission

Contact venue for details.

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk

photograph of woman in ww1 clothing

Brodsworth at War - Great War Fashion

  • 2 August 2014 7:30-9pm

Take a look at how fashion was transformed by the First World War. From the Society lady draped in gowns to a new breed of overall- clad women working in munitions factories, learn more about how the lives and wardrobes of these women were dramatically changed by war.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£20.00. English Heritage Members £15.00.

  Women's Auxiliary Army Corps: A Queen Mary's Auxiliary Army Corps (QMAAC) cook stirs a huge barrel of food for troops.    A Q.M.A.A.C. Cook preparing dinner for the Troops, Rouen, 10 September 1918.

Brodsworth at War - A Woman’s War

  • 2 — 3 August 2014 11am-5pm

Discover how women of every status, from wealthy upper class ladies living in country estates to Land Girls who came to work on their farms, all lived under the shadow of the Great War and did, their bit for the war effort.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£9.70. Concessions £8.70/ £5.80. English Heritage Members free.

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Meet the Butler Discovery Visit

Through exploring the servants' quarters, kitchen and bedrooms of this Victorian house, role-play and object handling, experience life in service and compare it with other Victorian occupations. Meet David Chuck, butler at Brodsworth Hall in the 1870s, and attend an interview for the position of housemaid and footman. What responsibilities did the servants have? Mr Chuck will explain aspects of his daily life and students will be able to try some of his jobs. An activity session using objects in the education room also provides the opportunity to engage with the lives of those who worked at Brodsworth Hall.
Duration: 1 1/2 hours
Key Stage: 1, 2, History

How to obtain

Call 01904 601917 to book this 1½ hour session, available Tuesday-Friday from 1 April 2009. Price £75 per group of up to 30 pupils. Visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.19513 for more information.

Garden Detectives Discovery Visit

What can gardens tell us about the past? Find out in this interactive, cross-curricular session designed to help develop historical enquiry and problem-solving skills. Explore the gardens as historical evidence by examining the design, plants and evidence left behind. Experience Victorian and Edwardian garden pastimes, discover plants from around the world and explore how their use has changed over time. Have fun using all the senses and collecting information to learn about the lives of both rich and poor people in the past. Students will be encouraged to respond creatively to the gardens through descriptive language and nature-inspired art.
Duration: 1 1/4 hours
Key Stage: 1, 2, History, S

How to obtain

Call 01904 601917 to book this 1¼ hour session, available Tuesday-Friday from 1 April 2009. Price £75 per group of up to 30 pupils. Visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.19513 for more information.

Victorian Life Discovery Visit

Dress up, handle replica objects and examine photographs and documents to discover what life was like above and below stairs in Brodsworth Hall in the 1870s. Explore this home of the Thellusson family and their servants, and work in teams as “history detectives” investigating and gathering evidence on the life of the family in the education room. Adopt a character from the past and replicate scenes from the past through “freeze frame” activities. Contrasts are drawn between the lives of rich and poor, men and women, adults and children and students can draw their own conclusions and identify questions about this period of time.
Duration: 1 1/2 hours
Key Stage: 1, 2, History

How to obtain

Call 01904 601917 to book this 1½ hour session, available Tuesday–Friday from 1 April 2009. Price £75 per group of up to 30 pupils. Visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.19513 for more information.

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