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16th Century Painted Room

Town Council Office, 1 Church Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1DH
Date and Time
15 - 17 September 2023

16th Century Wall Paintings were discovered in the late 20th century. Ask questions of the guides. Display cabinets and information boards. Children's activities.

The 16th Century Painted Room is in an early 16th century building now used for the Town Council offices. The paintings were done in imitation of the expensive wall hangings and tapestries found in the homes of the aristocracy and have been dated to the mid 1560s. The house is believed to have been built as a new Booth Hall, with the Painted Room used as a Court of Piepowder.

Our guides will be happy to chat to you informally about the paintings and answer your questions.

We have displays about creativity during Tudor times as it relates to the 16th Century Painted Room, particularly with regard to knot gardens; leather wall hangings and tapestries.

Children's Tudor costumes will be available for dressing up. Suitable for children ages 7-9.

We also have a small set of stocks for the children to use, as well as a supply of knitted soft fruits and vegetables to throw!

Event Times

Friday 15 September: 1100-1300 & 1400-1600
Saturday 16 September: 1100-1300 & 1400-1600
Sunday 17 September: 1300-1600

Booking Details

No booking required


Wheelchair users can access the ground floor of the building from the main Town Council Reception door on Church Lane, from where they can get to the only surviving fragment of the wall paintings that survives downstairs although the greater amount survives in the upper room. There is also an information board about the paintings on the ground floor. N.B. if there is a wedding taking place it will temporarily make the wheelchair access unavailable. Pushchairs and prams can be left downstairs in the Council Offices while visitors go up to see the wall paintings.

Additional Information

Max 14 people per tour/session. 10 minutes Although booking is not required, visitors should be prepared for a short wait in the event that the maximum number of visitors is already in the 16th Century Painted Room. Contact for the day: Olivia Trueman 01531632306

Event organiser is Ledbury Town Council.

Disclaimer: All information was correct when the listing was prepared. Any questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser.

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