Fabrics and Fashions
Christmas at Charlecote is as special now as it was a hundred years ago. Take a look at the Lucy family portraits and then find out more about what you see with one of our costume talks in the Great Hall.
Start your tour of the house with an introductory talk outside then look around at your own pace and see how the Lucy family lived in Victorian times.Our children's trails begin here too - collect a sheet from one of our friendly room guides.
Please note that the Lucy family still lives at Charlecote so some rooms are closed to visitors.
Gadgets and Goodies
You'll find a taste of Victorian England in our award-winning kitchen - talk to our costumed guides about what they're cooking today.
Find out more about the cooking techniques and utensils being used and children can try on mob caps and aprons.
Carriages and Cleaning
Cross the courtyard to find out more about the tough life of Charlecote's Victorian servants in the brewhouse, laundry and tackroom. Later this year you'll be able to sample Charlecote ales in here and find out more about how all the original equipment was used.
You'll find our historically important carriage collection here too.
Share your love of Charlecote and join our team.
There are many volunteer-led walks, talks and activities inside and outdoors that don't always happen when volunteers aren't available.
We’ve plenty of opportunities for new volunteers within our forthcoming outbuildings project.
Could you help us to bring history to life?
Christmas at Charlecote over 100 years ago was a time when the family served Christmas lunch to the servants and every parishioner received a haunch of venison.
Share the memories of one member of the Fairfax-Lucy family and take a walk in their footsteps across the frosty parkland this winter.
Deck the (great) hall...
Find out what it takes to decorate Charlecote for Christmas. The House Elves - with help from the Garden Gnomes - put up a dozen trees around the house, shops and restaurant, there are boxes of decorations brought down from the attics and new decorations made for this year. The dining room is set for an evening Christmas banquet and we'd love to share our excitement with our visitors.
The house is open every weekend in December until Christmas with the park, garden, shop and restaurant open every day except 23-25 December.
Explore our collection
You can now view items from National Trust places and find out about the pieces that interest you at National Trust Collections. Here you'll discover Charlecote's paintings, furniture and carriages. It's early days and there are many fascinating items to be added - keep visiting to see what else we've included.