Normally off-limits to visitors outside daylight hours, Brodsworth Hall, near Doncaster, will be opening its doors to two evenings of after-hours visits as part of the Museums at Night initiative on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 May.
“As part of the national Museums at Night initiative, we’re going to open the Hall’s doors for just two evenings, allowing visitors to see the splendid chandeliers at their best during this twilight event, as well as exploring other parts of the house by flickering candlelight – it should be a wonderfully atmospheric event,” explains event manager, Jon Hogan.
The house will open from 6.30pm to 9.30pm each evening, providing visitors with an idea of what parts of the house would have been like before the modern electric lighting was installed. Brodsworth Hall was originally illuminated by oil lamps, although to avoid fire hazards during the event, these will be replaced by LED candles throughout the property.
Admission to the event is £7.00 for adults, £5.50 for concessions or £4.00 for children; English Heritage members get in free. Brodsworth Hall’s tearoom shop will be open during the event, serving a range of hot drinks and snacks, and the shop will also open with a fantastic range of nostalgic toys, books and jewellery, as well as English Heritage’s range of traditional jams, chutneys, wines and liqueurs.
For more information, please call 01302 722598 or visit English Heritage