Paycocke's House and Garden

A stunning Tudor merchant's house whose walls have more than a few stories to tell

Paycocke's House and Garden

Things to see and do 

Paycocke's House and Garden

What's on 

Upcoming events

Tudor Takeover @ Paycocke's

Sat 10 Aug 2019
Cross the threshold of Paycocke's this weekend to travel back in time and meet the people of Tudor Coggeshall. Experience the smells, tastes and lives of the 16th Century as we bring the past to life.

Heritage Open Day 2019

Sat 21 Sep 2019
Free admission for the day to Paycocke's House and Garden on Saturday 21st September, as part of Heritage Open Days.

Campaign for Wool- Spinning and Weaving Demonstrations

Sat 12 Oct 2019
Discover and learn about the traditional crafts that built Paycocke's House. Join the Guild as they demonstrate how to spin fleece into threads throughout the house and garden as part of the 'Campaign for Wool' week.
Paycocke's House and Garden

Eating and shopping

A cappuccino and a slice of cake in Paycocke's cafe, Colchester

Enjoy a treat 

Recline and warm up in our coffee shop with a drink and snacks before browsing the shelves in our shop for the perfect gift or a tempting memento of your visit.

Paycocke's House and Garden


The front elevation of Paycocke's House rises up out of the fog

What happened to the daughter of Thomas Paycocke? 

For many years we have told the story of Thomas Paycocke and his house here in Coggeshall, Essex. However, with the advent last year of 500 years since his death, a few of our volunteers decided to investigate further into the mystery of what had happened to his only child; a daughter. The following explains the fascinating story which unfolded...

Paycockes House, Essex, banner front hall wood cut image

Getting the picture at Paycocke's House 

Recent visitors to the house tell us how much they enjoyed the new ways of telling the story of the house - and the people who have lived here.

Paycocke's House and Garden

Our work

Paycocke's House and Garden

Get involved

Paycockes House Winter Clean in Essex

Volunteering at the Coggeshall Properties: Paycocke's House and Grange Barn 

Looking for your next challenge? Why not volunteer with us at Paycocke’s House and Grange Barn?

Paycocke's House and Garden

Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Paycocke's House and Garden on the National Trust Collections website