Life in the Victorian Kitchen at Penrhyn Castle
Find out what life was really like for a servant in the Victorian Kitchens at Penrhyn Castle by rolling up your sleeves and getting stuck in to some of their daily chores.
From the 18 February (2017) we will be opening the Victorian kitchens every day, even when the remainder of the castle is tucked up for it’s annual winter sleep, to give you glimpse into Victorian servant life.
The life of the Pennant family living in the castle may have been one of splendour and excess, but the stories of those working below stairs in the castle can allow a real insight into the running of a Victorian household.
For instance, did you know that the kitchen staff would often need to be awake and working at their posts hours before their employers, sometimes working up to 20 hours a day?
Chat to our team in the kitchens and find out more about victorian life. You might even get the chance to learn how they made Bara Brith for the family and their guests' afternoon tea in the castle.
As well as visitong the Victorian Kitchens you can also see our industrial Railway Museum and enjoy the great outdoors, snowdrops and and early signs of sping at Penrhyn on nature walks and trails.