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Leith Hill Place

Time is speeding by and it is now not long until Leith Hill Place opens for the newSeason on 4th  March.

Although the house has been shut for many weeks, work has not stopped.   We have a group of dedicated and talented DIY volunteers who give up their time and expertise to help bring the house back to life again.

Over the winter their most important  job has been making our new museum room ready. This will house several exhibits with a Ralph Vaughan Williams connection, including the study piano on which he composed several of his best known pieces. We are very excited to have this in the house where RVW grew up and hope that it will be of particular interest to our visitors.

As well as conservation work, we have been organising concerts, both formal and informal (more information on our website),  as well as special days for Mothering Sunday and Easter. On Sunday  6th March, mums and grandmas accompanied by their children can get in to the house free (up to two free entries for a family group). What better way to celebrate the day than with a cream tea at Leith Hill Place?   Dogs on leads are welcome.   No booking required.

The Easter bank holiday weekend (25th to 28th March inclusive) will feature a musical Easter trail in the garden from I Iam to 4pm, with an Easter egg prize for every child. £3 per trail; normal admission charges apply if you wish to enter the house and access further facilities. No booking required. Your four-legged friend can come too, as long as Rover stays on the lead and doesn’t eat the eggs!

We look forward to welcoming you to Leith Hill Place.

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