New events at Sewerby Hall and Gardens are being launched in June - Museum Mondays on the first Monday of the month will be followed by Inside Out events on the second Monday.
Museum Mondays will be illustrated talks or handling sessions linked to the Hall, the museum or its collections. The first event, on Monday, 3 June, in the Orangery from 1.30pm to 3pm, will be about ‘Battlefield Butlers’, the unusual story of soldier servants of World War One. Every officer in the Great War had a soldier servant to look after him, but theirs is one of the hidden histories of the war. This talk will be a chance to find out more about who they were and what they did.
Inside Out events will be a chance to explore the gardens and grounds of Sewerby Hall, with walks, talks and handling sessions linked to the natural world and landscape. The first event, on Monday, 10 June, will be a Guided Walk – ‘The Footsteps of the Estate Workers’. It will be a gentle stroll around the grounds to find out more about the life and work of the estate workers. Meet at the Orangery at 1.30pm.
Education officer Robert Chester said: “I am looking forward to launching this new programme of events at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, which will offer a new take for our visitors on the museum and its collections, and the history of the house itself, both inside and out!”
For these events, normal admission charges to Sewerby Hall and Gardens will apply. Full details of the house, the gardens, the Clock Tower Café, exhibitions and events, visit www.sewerbyhall.co.uk, where visitors can save ten per cent on admission by booking in advance.
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