Peckover House and Garden

Peckover House and Garden

Things to see and do

Useful to know

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What's on

A Christmas decoration on a tree

Make a visit to Peckover part of your Christmas traditions

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 local choirs and musicians. Festive menu and Christmas gifts available in the Reed Barn.

Upcoming events

Christmas Celebration

Sat 15 Dec 2018
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...

Stir up Sunday

Sun 16 Dec 2018
12:00-15:30
Watch the Victorian cooks at work in the kitchen as they prepare for a busy Christmas at Peckover House. Join the LEADA re-enactment group and listen as they talk about their work and the world they live in.

The Garden in Winter

Sat 12 Jan 2019
12:00-13:30
An opportunity to enjoy the early season with a stroll around the garden. Warming soups and hot drinks available.

Cushions - Samphire Quilters

Sat 23 Feb 2019
12:00-15:30
Samphire Quilters, a quilting group from Kings Lynn, were given a challenge to make a cushion showing 'The Secret Patterns of Peckover House'. They were given a photograph and asked to interpret the pattern. Will you be able to find the...

Lord Peckover's Lost Library

Sat 23 Feb 2019
12:00-15:30
Following the death of Alexandrina's father, Lord Alexander Peckover, in 1919, his valuable book collection was sold off. In the centenary of Lord Peckover's death, we wish to tell the story of his 'Lost Library' and wider collecting interests....

House Tours

Mon 25 Feb 2019
11:45-14:45
Entry to the house between 23 February - 4 April, Monday to Thursday, will be by guided tour only. Free flow at weekends. The tours will be at 11.45am, 1.15pm and 2.45pm.
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.

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

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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

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Our work

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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