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  • Historic Houses Association Member

Historical Event, Sat 24 - Sun 25 Sep 2016

Tudor Michaelmas

Tudor Michaelmas

Details

The Feast of St Michael and All Angels (St Michael's Mass = 'Michaelmas') falls in September. Because if occurs near the equinox in England, it marked the ending and the beginning of the husbandman's year.

This was a most important time for folk in Tudor times because it was usually the time to celebrate a harvest which (they hoped) was both good and had been brought safely in. This was vital as without a good harvest safely gathered some might starve by early the following spring.

Goose was traditionally eaten at this time and the Reeve for the year was elected by those working the land.
This is a smaller version more intimate re-creation with approximately 100 costumed Tudors about the Manor. It carries through as many of the Summer Re-Creations' themes and activities as possible with activity on the Front Sward, in the House, much in the Moat House and some undercover in the Gardens & Farm areas.

Many visitors tell us they prefer the more intimate nature of this Event which often has almost as wide a spread of activities as the summer re-creations. It is especially popular with those who find the size of the Summer Re-Creations too much.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

No photography in house. Corporate Hospitality/Functions: Conferences, dinners, Tudor feasts for groups of 40 or more. Car rallies. Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Home-made food. Civil Wedding License: Including themed ceremonies.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 24 - Sun 25 Sep 2016 11:00 to 17:00
This event takes place in the evening, after sun down. Individual time slots are arranged when booking your tickets.

Prices

Adult: £14.00
Child: £11.00
OAP: £13.00

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Sat 17 - Sun 18 Dec Magical Dickensian Christmas

Contact

Sharron Scott

01787 310207

Address

Long Melford,
Sudbury,
Suffolk,
CO10 9BA

Location

Directions

See location of Kentwell Hall and Gardens on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 863479  Lat: 52.09844 Long: 0.71892

By Road:
Take the A134 to Long Melford.

By Public Transport:
From Sudbury station it is 4 miles to Kentwell Hall & Gardens.

Timetables and information can be accessed via the public transport information partnership Traveline. Traveline allows you to plan journeys from and to a postcode, postal address, town or village, named station or stop, or point of interest.

Call 0871 200 2233 to speak to an operator and plan your journey, or log onto www.traveline.info/
choose your location then simply type in where you are travelling from and to for a detailed trip summary.

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

No photography in house. Corporate Hospitality/Functions: Conferences, dinners, Tudor feasts for groups of 40 or more. Car rallies. Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Home-made food. Civil Wedding License: Including themed ceremonies.