Peckover House and Garden

Peckover House and Garden

Things to see and do

Useful to know

Penrose the Peckover cat

Look out for our feline friend

Cats have always been a feature of Peckover and the family had a number of them as pets. Today you can meet their successor, Penrose. Since coming into the garden two years ago, Penrose has made himself at home and enjoying life in the garden.

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What's on

The Orangery in the Peckover garden

Events at Peckover this season 

We have lots of events happening throughout the season - from Behind the Scenes tours to Quiz evenings, there's something for everybody.

Upcoming events

Christmas Celebration

Tue 10 Dec 2019
11:00-15:30
Selected rooms will be decorated for Christmas with festive floral arrangements. We will also be including Christmas trees brought in by community groups to reflect and continue the Peckovers' legacy and involvement in the community. Music by...

The Garden in Winter

Sat 11 Jan 2020
12:00-16:00
An opportunity to enjoy the early season with a stroll around the garden. Warming soups and hot drinks available.

The Peckovers' Grand Tour of 1872

Sat 22 Feb 2020
12:00-15:30
Throughout the season there will be an exhibition in Lord Peckover’s bedroom (first floor) about the Grand Tour undertaken by some of the Peckover family in 1872. Using research from original Peckover travel journals, photographs and source...

House Tours

Mon 24 Feb 2020
11:45-14:45
Entry to the house will be by timed tours only on weekdays, Monday to Friday at 11.45am, 1.15pm and 2.45pm. Weekends are free flow.

The Peckovers' 1872 Grand Tour

Wed 26 Feb 2020
18:30-20:00
Opening of the exhibition and talk by Aldo Ierubino, the exhibition curator, on the project.

Behind the Scenes Tours

Sat 07 Mar 2020
12:30-14:00
Explore parts of the property not normally open to visitors. Please note that the tour involves several flights of stairs.
Library Sketch, Peckover House, Wisbech
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Eating and shopping

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Enjoy a tempting treat 

Treat yourself to a tempting snack in our Reed Barn, browse our gifts in the Gift Shop, pick up some inspiration at our Plant Sales trolley and take home a good read from our Second Hand Bookshop.

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History

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The history of Peckover 

The Peckover's were a family of wealthy Quaker bankers. Their association with Wisbech began in 1777 when Jonathan Peckover established his grocery business here. Then on the death of Alexandrina Peckover in 1948, the house and garden came into the care of the National Trust.

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Groups

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Planning on bringing your group? 

We welcome groups to Peckover House and Garden. To get the best from your group visit to us, get in touch to request a booking form and discuss the best options for you.

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Places to stay

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Art and collections

Cabinet of Curiosities

Peckover's Cabinet of Curiosities  

Alexander, Lord Peckover was an avid collector and the Cabinet of Curiosities is testament to his many travels throughout Europe and North Africa. Here we take a more in-depth look at some of the quirkier items in Alexander's collection.

Our collections

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