Bank Holiday events at Gawthorpe Hall

24 April 2015

Gawthorpe Hall is celebrating the May Bank Holiday with two very different events.

A 'Victorian Kitchen' event will take place from 12pm to 5pm on Monday 4 May.

Visitors will have the opportunity to look at the Victorian basement kitchen. This event is included in the normal admission charge.

Rachel Pollitt, Lancashire County Council's museum manager at Gawthorpe Hall, said: "The kitchen isn't always open to the public so being able to see it is a rare opportunity. Visitors will even use the spiral staircase, just like the servants did, to reach it.

"The housekeeper will also be there to talk about the menus for grand banquets and time-saving gadgets in Victorian days.

"Visitors can also try to write a menu using a quill pen."

On Thursday 7 May at 7pm, the museum will host an illustrated costume presentation 'Fairytale Fashion'. This will be run by the costume-in-context group History Wardrobe.

Rachel added: "This is a chance to explore the magical clothes that featured in many popular stories like the red riding hood and the legendary glass slippers that featured in Cinderella. There will be so many gorgeous clothes to see."

The cost is £12 and visitors will be served a glass of wine. Booking is essential.

The hall will be closed completely after this time for the rest of the year to enable major building conservation work to take place.

For more information and to book tickets telephone 01282 771004 or email [email protected]

Gawthorpe Hall is run by Lancashire County Council's museum service on behalf of the National Trust.

Admission is £4 for adults and £3 for concessions. National Trust members and children go free.

To find out more about Gawthorpe Hall and other Lancashire County Council museums visit

Notes for Editors: Picture Caption: Costumes from Fairytale Fashion
For further information please contact: Julie Dobson on 01772 536616
[email protected]

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