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

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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 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

One hundred years after the outbreak of the First World War, English Heritage is taking a look at how war changed the lives of British women, from the land army to the rise of suffrage. A cast of actors will giving performances about how women of all statuses lived under the shadow of the Great War, from wealthy upper class ladies living in grand countryside estates to munitions girls doing their bit for the war effort.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

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

Skittles, Hoops and Whistles

  • 26 July 2014 11am-5pm *on now
  • 9 August 2014 11am-5pm
  • 16 August 2014 11am-5pm
  • 23 — 30 August 2014

Tell the kids to leave their computer games and mobile phones at home, and let them get their hands on some traditional Edwardian games. On the immaculate lawns of Brodsworth Hall, children will be able to play croquet, skittles, giant chess and many more. While the children play, the grown ups can take in Brodsworth's stunning restored Victorian Gardens and then treat the family to an ice cream from the tea room.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

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

Sunday Afternoon Band Concert

  • 10 August 2014 From 2pm
  • 17 August 2014 From 2pm
  • 24 August 2014 From 2pm

Hear the best local bands perform against the stunning backdrop of Brodsworth Hall. Bring along your deck chairs for an afternoon of superb music.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Tickets will be available to purchase at the event site on the day.

Website

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

Bank Holiday Band Concert

  • 25 August 2014 12:30-5pm

Hear the best local bands perform against the stunning backdrop of Brodsworth Hall. Bring along your deck chairs for an afternoon of superb music.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

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

Men of the Royal Scots Greys ride their horses on a road at Brimeux. A windmill can be seen across the fields behind them.
The Royal Scots Greys by on the road at Brimeaux, 25 May 1918.

Brodsworth at War - Soldiers Return

  • 6 — 7 September 2014 11am-5pm

Let English Heritage take you back in time to 1918. A cast of actors will bring the household of the time to life and give you a glimpse into the emotional stories of those who returned from war, and those who sadly didn’t. Set to the music of the era, let these insightful performances give you an understanding of how the people of Brodsworth were affected by the Great War.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Admission

Adult £9.70, Child, 5-15 years £5.80, Concession £8.70.

Website

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

photograph of people playing croquet

Garden Games

  • 6 September 2014 10am-6pm
  • 13 September 2014 10am-6pm
  • 20 September 2014 10am-6pm
  • 27 September 2014 10am-6pm

Tell the kids to leave their computer games and mobile phones at home, and let them get their hands on some traditional Edwardian games. On the immaculate lawns of Brodsworth Hall, children will be able to play croquet, skittles, giant chess and many more. While the children play, the grown ups can take in Brodsworth's stunning restored Victorian Gardens and then treat the family to an ice cream from the tea room.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Admission

An additional £1.00 will be charged on standard admission for every child, member, Life Member and non member, to help us fund this entertainment activity.

Website

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

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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