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

Spinning Demonstrations

Sun 18 Mar 2018
Meet our talented and informative spinners as they demonstrate the skills that built Paycocke's House.

Cadbury's Easter Egg Hunt 2018

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Once again the Cadbury Bunny has hidden precious choccy eggs all around Paycocke's House and Garden. Now it's up to you and your family to find them by joining the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt! What will you discover along the way?

Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers Discovery Weekend

Fri 18 May 2018
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.

A Midsummer's Night's Dream Outdoor Theatre

Sat 02 Jun 2018
Join the fabulous Three Inch Fools as they perform one of Shakespeare's most magical plays in the gorgeous setting of Paycocke's Garden. Bring a picnic and a chair and let the fairies delight.
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


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

A watercolour of the back of the house restored with colourful hollyhocks in the foreground

Restoring the house 

Get the inside story on how we undertook the daunting task of combining three houses into one building, in a painstaking restoration project that took over 20 years to complete.

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