Peckover House and Garden

Peckover House and Garden

Things to see and do

Useful to know

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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

Cushions - Samphire Quilters

Mon 20 May 2019
12:00-16:00
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

Mon 20 May 2019
12:00-16:00
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....

Bookbinding Demonstrations

Sat 25 May 2019
12:00-16:00
Demonstrations will be held with the chance to take part in book craft activities on Saturday 4th, 11th and 25th May. Donations towards materials would be welcomed. The demonstrations and activities will be in Lord Peckover's Bedroom on the...

Behind the Scenes Tour

Sat 01 Jun 2019
12:30-13:30
Explore parts of the property not normally open to visitors. Note: tours will involve several flights of stairs.

Marmalade Cake

Sat 08 Jun 2019
13:00-16:00
Experience the frantic activity in the kitchen while the servants prepare for a birthday tea party for Alexandrina, age 10, and engage in a bit of gossip.

Bee Weekend

Sat 15 Jun 2019
11:00-16:00
See Peckover bees at work with bee keeper David Arlott who will be on hand to demonstrate bees and bee keeping. Beeswax products also available.
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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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

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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