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The Johnson Family Christmas

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December

11.00am – 3.00pm, Free

Enjoy the historic house decorated for Christmas, with activities for all ages and events throughout the weekend including carol singing, storytelling, mulled wine, magic and special moving displays!

Professor Custard's Toy Workshop

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December

2.00pm, £4

Hands-on activity session for the festive season, make a selection of traditional toys to take home! Children must be accompanied by an adult, booking essential.

Please Contact Us to book.  

Wintry Indoor Storywalk  

Monday 17th December

From 7.00pm, £6

Following the popularity of the last storywalk, we’re doing it again! Four storytellers, four traditional wintry tales, four rooms from the cellar kitchen to the attic – come and experience the museum in a very different way as our guides lead you through the house to hear stories sparkling with winter frost and glowing with fireside warmth!

Slots are available to book from 7.00pm.

Half Term Fun!

Thursday 21st February 2019

11.00am and 2.00pm, £2

Our popular hands-on arts and craft activities for the school holidays are perfect for a session of family fun. Booking in advance advised.

Please Contact Us to book.  

Regular Events

Words Alive! 


Saturdays from 29th September, 10.30am – 11.45am

£3 per session, discounts for family groups.


Our weekly club for 7-11 year olds who love words! Read, write, create, act, and illustrate in an inspiring setting.


Please Contact Us to book.


Birthplace Book Club

First Wednesday of the month, 1pm.

Friendly and informal group reading along with Radio 4’s Book Club show, new members welcome.


Birthplace Writers Group

Second Saturday of the month, 2pm (no meeting in July or August), Free


Facilitated by an experienced teacher, both beginners and current writers are welcome to this friendly adult group to nurture and fulfil their writing aspirations in our inspiring venue.



Lunchtime Latin

Tuesday afternoons at 1pm. Please Contact Us for dates and availability.

£20 per 5-week half term or £5 per session


A fascinating and friendly course starting from the basics of the ancient language, 1pm, £5 per session in blocks of 5.

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