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

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 19 Apr 2019
Looking for something to do with the little ones this Easter? See if you can spot the magical signs of spring as you follow Bunny's clues to find his delicious Cadbury chocolate at the finish!

St George & the Dragon Mummers Play

Sun 14 Jul 2019
On July 14th we will have some marvellous Mummers performing a rendition of St George & The Dragon in the beautiful gardens of Paycocke's House.
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