Protecting a King
You will enter the house through the very door used by the King in 1651 and discover how the Whitgreave family protected him from danger and Cromwell’s solders.
On the tour, the story is vividly bought to life and you will see the bed upon which he slept and the priest hole in which he hid.
Our guided tours are led by our volunteers who bring the 17th century to life and explain about why pastry cases were called ‘coffins’, how the phrase ‘Chairman of the Board’ had it’s origins and why we need a hearty ‘square’ meal.
Upstairs, you can discover a Catholic Chapel hidden in the eaves – where the family could worship in safety.
Join us on a tour
The house opens for the first tour at 11.30am, then they leave at regular intervals throughout the day.
There is no need to book unless you have a group of 15 people or more. If you don't want a tour you are welcome to enjoy the house at your own pace from 11.45am.