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.

Victorian Spooky Fun Week

  • 25 October — 2 November 2014

This Halloween half term join us for frightening fun, with have-a-go creepy crafts and spooky activities. Meet our Victorian undertaker who has secrets from the past
he's dying to tell you some scary tales.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Website

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

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.

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.

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.

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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