Peckover House and Garden

Peckover House and Garden

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What's on

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Don't miss our Behind the Scenes Tours

Join us for one of our Behind the Scenes tours and learn more about the Peckover family, their banking business and get stunning views form the roof, overlooking the town and the Peckover Estate. Tours run throughout the season - see our events section for dates and times.

Upcoming events

Transition in Time - Trust New Art

Sun 19 Aug 2018
12:00-16:00
2018 marks 70 years since the death of Alexandrina Peckover, the sale of the contents of the House and the property coming under the ownership of the National Trust. To mark this occasion we have worked with Trust New Art, East Anglian Art Fund...

Behind the Scenes Tour

Sun 19 Aug 2018
12:30-13:30
Explore parts of the property not normally open to visitors. Note: tours will involve several flights of stairs.

Heritage Open Day

Sat 08 Sep 2018
11:00-16:00
House and Garden open as normal but admission is free to all. There is also an opportunity to meet the artists, Sarah Evans and David Kefford, who have created Transitions in Time, an installation in the Drawing Room. There will also be an...

Half Term Autumn Trail

Sat 20 Oct 2018
11:00-16:00
Solve the clues in the garden and come along to the Reed Barn to collect your Autumn biscuit.

What's in There?

Sat 03 Nov 2018
12:00-15:30
Special interest days, when doors, drawers and cupboards not normally open to the public will be on show. Don't miss the opportunity for a 'sneak peek'!

Christmas Celebration

Sat 08 Dec 2018
12:00-15:30
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...
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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.

Cream tea, Peckover House, Cambridgeshire

Lonely Planet announces Peckover House is the perfect spot for a cream tea 

Experts at the Lonely Planet travel guides have compiled a list of the 500 best culinary treats around the world and the best places to eat them. A cream tea in an English country garden makes the list, with a very special mention for Peckover House.

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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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Venue hire

A newlywed couple embracing by a hedge

Hire our special place 

Whether you want to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or hire Peckover House and Garden for a wedding, our dedicated team will be able to help you every step of the way.

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Places to stay

Twin Bedroom at Wainman House, Cambridgeshire

Stay with us 

If you're planning on staying in the area a little longer, there are two National Trust holiday cottages to choose from at Peckover. Wainman House sleeps 10 and the Coach House Loft sleeps five.

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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