Things to do in the house and garden

Photograph of the Victorian children from Lanhydrock

In Victorian times Lanhydrock was a happy family home where nine children were brought up by their caring parents, nannies and governess. There's still lots for families to do here today.

There’s a free trail to follow in the house, with things to spot for younger children and points to ponder for the older ones. You can also get hands on with history at special touch and discover points in various rooms. Look out for the signs showing characters from the Victorian household – they’ll let you know what you can handle and you’ll learn about the servants’ lives as well as having a go at some of their chores.

You can get hands on with history at these tables
One of the Touch and Discover tables in the house
You can get hands on with history at these tables

Outdoors in the garden

In the garden you can follow our new activity trail and find out more about the features and creatures found here. You could also discover the cottage where one of the Victorian gardeners lived and imagine how you’d use this space today.

Race around the gardens at Lanhydrock
Two children playing in the gardens at Lanhydrock
Race around the gardens at Lanhydrock


Lanhydrock Gallery
Lanhydrock Cornwall, young visitor in the gallery
Lanhydrock Gallery