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1620s House at Donington le Heath

1620s House at Donington le Heath

Address

Manor Road,
Donington Le Heath,
Coalville,
Leicestershire,
LE67 2FW

Details

The 1620s House and Garden is like taking a step back in time where you can explore the early 17th century house and its gardens and see how people lived 400 years ago. There are furnished rooms where you can handle objects and talk to the team of volunteers to discover what life was like in the 1620s.

Visitors to the 1620s House and Garden which was built in the 13th century and modernised in 1618 can learn about the many families who have lived at the house during its 700-year history, including the Digby family, which included the Gunpowder Plotter Sir Everard Digby, who lived in the house for more than 200 years. The house is set in beautiful 17th century style gardens with labelled plants and flowers, an orchard, herb gardens and a maze. There is a tea room in which visitors can enjoy light refreshments, and a small shop.

Indoor and outdoor activities including those specially for children and a packed events programme including living history are available throughout the year .

Individual and Family Entry Tickets are valid for 12 months (Annual Pass) from the date of purchase but do exclude special events including Living History weekends.

The ground floor of the 1620s House and Gardens are fully accessible and an interactive tablet showing a photographic gallery and description of the first floor rooms is available for visitors who cannot use the narrow staircase.

Education/study area

Children welcome

Opening details

April – end of September open Thursday to Sunday, and Bank Holiday Mondays from 10.30am to 16:30pm. From October to end of November open Thursday to Sunday 10.30am - 2.30pm.

Prices

£5.95 for adults
£5 for concessions
£3.50 for children
Under 3s Free

Tickets are valid for multiple visits through the open season – tickets must be retained for this offer.

Facilities

  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format

General

  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Directions

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Map reference: SK 420126  Lat: 52.71026 Long: -1.37893

Situated in the village of Donington le Heath just outside Hugglescote near to Coalville.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport

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