Events

'A thousand fancies'

A finely embroidered jacket © NT/E.Jones

A finely embroidered jacket

Berrington Hall is showcasing a series of costume exhibitions against the backdrop of its beautiful Georgian interiors. Costumes displays from the Charles Paget Wade collection, the Janet Arnold Prize winner and the BBC’s Pride & Prejudice will be on display at different times of the year throughout 2014. Plus come and dress up like a Georgian; try on their extreme fashions and ask yourself  'Does my bum look big in this?'   

Classical Cool

A classical range from the Charles Paget wade collection © NT/E.Jones

A classical range from the Charles Paget wade collection

Daily from 1 November to 23 December

A newly added exhibition, 'Classical Cool' is part of our year of 'A thousand fancies' costume displays. Step inside the Regency wardrobe with exquisite  costumes and accessories from the Charles Paget Wade collection on display. The costumes from the collection are cared for at Berrington and can be seen when you visit the hall during opening hours.

Preparing for Christmas at Berrington

Join our volunteers for Victorian baking demonstrations in November © National Trust / Barry Pells

Join our volunteers for Victorian baking demonstrations in November

Weekends in November from Saturday 15 to Sunday 30 November, 12 noon to 2pm

Christmas preparations start early at a country house like Berrington. Start your festivities and visit us for some expert cooking advice, bake-off style. For three weekends in November the house team at Berrington will be sharing their Christmas cookery knowledge with visitors, giving demonstrations and a few helpful hints and tips on traditional Christmas treats.

 

Mind your manners dear

You can rely on the Georgians for a fancy feast © Emma Williams

You can rely on the Georgians for a fancy feast

Saturday and Sunday 6 & 7, 13 &14 of December from 11am until 4pm

As part of our 'a thousand fancies' programme, the mannered mob bring to life a Georgian Christmas at Berrington. 18th-century Christmas cooking and a Georgian feast, children's crafts, sewing and family traditions from the fanciful food era. Inside the house children can pay a visit to Father Christmas for an early Christmas gift but only if they've been good.

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