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Guided tour

A great indoor activity, our guided tours are designed to bring to life the fascinating farmhouse with stories about the family and fun facts. Themed tours run daily at 3pm.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

Discover more about Townend and the people who lived here with one of our knowledgeable tour guides. Each tour includes general history, plus we have a special themed focus on food in the ‘Taste of Townend Tour’ on Thursday’s and the unique collection in the ‘Books and Library Tour’ on Friday’s. Tours run every afternoon Tuesday – Friday and last approximately 45 minutes. Booking is essential for the tours. Tickets are released every Thursday for the following two weeks tour dates.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Booking details

Call 01539432628 Tickets are released every Thursday for the following two weeks tour dates.

Meeting point

At the front door of the Townend

Accessibility

Access to the cottage garden is via a steep slope and there are many small steps in the house, including a step at the entrance. Designated mobility car park spaces and drop-off point.

Other

Please have your ticket ready to show our staff either on your phone or a printed copy. If you’re a member, you’ll also need to show your membership card. Please arrive 10 minutes before your guided experience to allow the tour to start promptly. Sadly, if you're late, we won’t be able to guarantee you entry.

Upcoming events

Event

Summer for families at Townend 

Curious about history? Learn about the family who lived here for 400 years. See food made from an old recipe book and curious objects. Play traditional courtyard games.

Event summary

on
23 Jul to 6 Sep 2024
at
10:00 to 15:00
+ 27 other dates or times
Event

Letters from London 

Delve into the Townend archive collection through these fascinating personal letters.

Event summary

on
23 Jul to 1 Nov 2024
at
10:00 to 15:00
+ 59 other dates or times
Event

Taste of Townend 

Every Thursday, 12-3pm, we’ll be looking at the Browne’s family recipe book that dates back to the 17th Century. Learn about some very intriguing concoctions, including meaty mince pies, bean cakes and macaroons.

Event summary

on
25 Jul to 24 Oct 2024
at
12:00 to 15:00
+ 13 other dates or times