This rare and beautiful house is a surviving example of a family home which was built in the 13th century and then modernised in the 17th Century, one of the oldest houses in Leicestershire. Schools groups can immerse themselves in the Tudor and 17th Century stories and walk back in time with character-led activity. Pupils can learn about the Digbys who owned the house, specifically Sir Everard Digby, who was hung, drawn and quartered for his part in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 – an event beyond living memory which is of national and global significance. A perfect local history study, the character-led sessions extend the pupils’ understanding and knowledge on other themes too, such as everyday working life and traditional tales. Lastly, and most importantly, all of the objects can be handled, which creates a unique experience for all involved.
The prices are available on each of the session flyers which can be found on www.doningtonleheath.org.uk/learning/educational-visits
School visits are available between Monday to Friday from October to March and between Monday to Wednesday from April until the end of September
Manor Road, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 2FW
Only the gardens and ground floor of the House are accessible for wheelchair users. Photographic information about the upper floor is available.
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