Wimpole History Festival 2019

This June it's once again time for Wimpole's History Festival a glorious feast of history, heritage and hospitality.

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 is it

Wimpole History Festival is a day out full of things to see and do, from meeting a Roman soldier to going to Sword School and learning how hit the target with a bow and arrow; visit the Hall or Home Farm or catch a talk by your favourite author.

With debates, book signings and performances, plus events that take you to the heart of the National Trust, the invaluable work it does and its hidden treasures you can't fail to be amused for the weekend.

Street Food

With pop up street food stalls and craft stalls set up in Church field you can recharge your batteries under the shade of the trees before setting forth again on your historical journey!

Scything Festival

June is the time for haymaking and the traditional rural skill of scything is showcased in our Scything Festival plus other rural crafts also on show, you'll be able to watch craftsmen and learn about our wildflower meadow management.

Tickets for author talks and debates

The author Philip Ardagh at the Wimpole History Festival
The author Philip Ardagh at the Wimpole History Festival
The author Philip Ardagh at the Wimpole History Festival

For this weekend, normal admission to Wimpole applies, with additional tickets required for author talks and debates.

For further details and to book your tickets for the talks and debates - box office opens 26 March