Sudbury Hall - Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England, UK.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 52° 53.190 W 001° 45.930
30U E 583063 N 5860358
Quick Description: Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood in Derbyshire, is a country house and a fun educational experience.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/2/2019 10:17:51 AM
Waymark Code: WM100FE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood is located on Main Road in Sudbury.

Sudbury Hall is an impressive building, built by George Vernon in the second half of the 17th century. The hall is a redbrick building, now owned by the National Trust who first opened it to the public in 1972. One of the many features restored by the trust is the small dome, crowned with a golden ball on the roof of the hall, which acts as a beacon for travellers. The hall contains many fine rooms, the most interesting being, the Long Gallery and the Main Hall with its beautiful staircase, which featured in the BBC's Pride and Prejudice. The formal garden and meadows at the rear of the house lead down to the lakeside.
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Sudbury Hall is a Grade I listed building and tells the story of a house designed and built as a showpiece for 17th-century craftsmanship. George Vernon created the spirit of the Restoration period at Sudbury which has stood the test of time to be enjoyed today.
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"The Vernon family came to Sudbury as a result of the 16th-century marriage of Sir John Vernon to Ellen Montgomery the Sudbury heiress. The house was built between 1660 and 1680 by George Vernon, grandfather of George Venables-Vernon the 1st Baron Vernon and is notable for its superb Great Staircase, fine Long Gallery, and portraits by John Michael Wright, and of Charles II's mistresses. Inside there is a mixture of architectural styles with carvings by Grinling Gibbons and Edward Pearce, murals by Louis Laguerre and elaborate plasterwork by Samuel Mansfield, James Pettifer and Robert Bradbury. The carvings above the main entrance porch were sculpted by William Wilson. There are formal gardens with a tree-fringed lake." Source: (visit link)

The National Trust Museum of Childhood is housed in the 19th-century servants' wing of Sudbury Hall and features a reconstructed Victorian schoolroom and nursery with old toys and games. During school holidays or by prior arrangement the National Trust runs regular activities for children such as treasure hunts, craft days and wildlife days.

For full list of prices and opening times see the Sudbury Hall website.
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Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood can be seen at the following YouTube Link: (visit link)
The address of property, including Postcode.:
Main Road, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT


The charges to visitors and opening hours.:
Whole Property (Feb 2019) Adult - £17.50 Child - £8.75 Family - £43.75 1 adult, 2 children - £26.25 Opening Times Hall - 11:00 - 16:00 Museum - 11:00 - 16:00 Shop - 10:30 - 16:00 Tea-room - 10:30 - 16:00


Web page: [Web Link]

Parking place (optional): N 52° 53.384 W 001° 46.008

National Trust member: no

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