Victorian festival at Tyntesfield

Two women in Victorian costume sat in the garden at Tyntesfield

We're turning the clock back over a hundred years at Tyntesfield this May; falcons, soldiers, engineers and even Queen Victoria will be paying us a visit.

Every weekend in May we'll be playing host to new guests from the Victorian period.

Victorian falconry

Saturday 29 April - Monday 1 May

To kick off our Victorian extravaganza, we're pleased to welcome back the dazzling bird of prey displays from The Falconry School with master falconer, Ben Long.

The birds of prey from The Falconry School will begin our Victorian festival
A man in Victorian costume holds an eagle on his outstretched arm.

Victorian soldiers and the artillery

Saturday 6 - Sunday 7 May


What was life like in Queen Victoria's army? The rations the soldiers ate and the hardships they lived through while serving their country will be brought to life over this colourful, noisy and exciting living history weekend.

Atten-shun! Queen Victoria's soldiers will be standing to attention at Tyntesfield this May
A group of men dressed as Victorian soldiers

A Victorian ride

Saturday 13 - Sunday 14 May

Clip clop, clip clop... over this weekend, Tyntesfield will be filled with the sound of horses.

You can catch a ride on a very Victorian carriage pulled by two beautiful shire horses and imagine how the Gibbs got about the place at Tyntesfield.

Booking is essential, please visit our events page for more information and to book.

Catch a ride in a Victorian carriage at Tyntesfield this May
A carriage being pulled by two white shire horses

Great engineers and Victorian inventors

Saturday 20 - Sunday 21 May

Over the course of the weekend, our very own Victorian engineers and inventors will be descending on Tyntesfield to share tales of the Industrial Revolution and new fangled technology.

We'll also be welcoming back Mr Brunel, his Young Engineer School and a motley crew of curious Victorians.

Famous engineer Mr Brunel will be paying us a visit for our Victorian festival this May
A gentlemen and lady in Victorian dress in the grounds of Tyntesfield

Queen Victoria pays us a visit

Saturday 27 - Monday 19 May

When in the presence of the Queen, one must curtsy...

Her Majesty and Lady Ponsonby grace us with their presence once again on our glorious Victorian estate. Etiquette lessons in the Library and tea in the Rose Garden? Don't mind if we do!

We are most amused at Tyntesfield this May
Two women in Victorian costume sat in the garden at Tyntesfield

Victorian explorers: a woodland adventure

Tuesday 30 May and Thursday 1 June

This May half-term we're channeling our inner adventurers with fun packed outdoor family sessions inspired by Victorian explorers. Bring your walking shoes, we're off on a woodland adventure!

Booking is essential, please visit our events page for more information.