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The history of the house

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Parlour

 © Joanne Burgess

Step back in time as you enter the first room of the house. In here you can listen to the longcase clock strike the hour and admire the samplers that were worked on by girls as young as nine.
 

North bedroom

 © Joanne Burgess

This room, dominated by it's 16th century roof structure, is now furnished with a simple iron bedstead and oak and pine furniture.
The nearby sleeping platform and its commanding views can be appreciated during quieter times of the year.

Hall

Step back to a simpler time at Tintagel Old Post Office, Cornwall © Natalie Savage

The Hall is open to the roof and keeps the original height of the early structure, offering ample views of the slate and beams that make up the iconic wavy roof. See the traditional cloam oven fired during baking events or get creative by adding to our work-in-progress rag rug.

South bedroom

the south bedroom © Joanne Burgess

Climb the spiral staircase to access this bedroom and inspect the wooden beams in detail. This room is furnished with an oak bed and furniture. Can you find which of the girls picked their age out of their sampler?

Post room

Discover old ways to communicate. © Natalie Savage

Discover old ways to communicate.

This room has been furnished as a Victorian village letter-receiving office with postal and telegraph equipment located behind the counter. Here you can play post office and personalise your postcards with our decorative stamps.

 

National Trust collections online

Peruse our fascinating collection online

Peruse our fascinating collection online

View our collection on our specially designed website.

Those old sayings

The origin of ’sleep tight’?

Have you ever pondered the meaning behind certain sayings?

Explore the house to find out where the sayings 'left on the shelf' and 'sleep tight' come from.

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