Wimpole History Festival 2017

Gothic Folly at sunset

In July 2017 Wimpole's History Festival was a weekend of history and heritage for the whole family, watch this space for 2018 dates.

Wimpole's History Festival is the product of a unique partnership between Cambridge Literary Festival and the National Trust.

Set in the beautiful Wimpole Estate with its country mansion, rolling parkland and library of more than 10,000 books, this is the perfect backdrop to welcome some of Britain’s best and most engaging historians.

What happened

Wimpole History Festival was packed full of talks, debates, book signings and performances, plus a rich seam of events which took you to the heart of the National Trust, the invaluable work it does and its hidden treasures. 

With living history, workshops and activities for young history lovers too including sword school and dressing up as a Roman Emperor. 

There was the chance to learn more about Wimpole itself, with new guided tours of the hall, gardens and farm, and a historically themed children’s trail.

How to book 2018

Keep an eye out for dates next year.