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Kentwell's History Festival

High Street, Long Melford, Sudbury CO10 9BA
Date and Time
27 - 29 May 2023
11:00am - 5:00pm

SAT 27 - MON 29 MAY, 2023

Kentwell's History Festival

All the history in one day - from long ago to retro - the ultimate day of time-travel!

    27 May - 29 May
    11:00 – 17:00
    Open as part of the event
    12:00 – 16:00

The ultimate day of History Time Travel!

Encounter pockets of history from a range of different eras brought to life by nearly 200 of Kentwell’s skilled living historians, spread throughout the buildings, gardens, farm and woodlands. Spend a whole day immersed in history at Kentwell and travel through time.

An excellent and stimulating combination of history and nostalgia, over 2000 years of history in one place, on one day - only at Kentwell! Travel from the stone age to the 1970s, with each time period in its own individual setting, all properly equipped and costumed, and with activities appropriate to each individual period.

This year, we have the following time-periods represented:

Neolithic Hunting Band • Bronze Age Crafts • Medieval Cottage • Tudor Domestic Life • 17th Century Music and Dance • Regency Emporium and Military Recruiting Party • Victorian Travelling Show (Thu and Fri only) • Edwardian Adventurers • WWI Services • 1920s Croquet Party • 1930s 'Constable Films' casting • WWII Home Guard, Land Army and Suffolk Regiment • 1960s Peace Camp • 1970s Happy Campers • 1980s Punks

Entry to the House and Gardens is included as part of the event - explore acres of gardens, woodland and farm - rich in spring bulbs and blossom everywhere. On the farm, you can also see this year's lambs in the paddocks. There is so much to see and do. All activities will continue whatever the weather.

An active, outdoor day out for explorers of all ages - a breath of fresh air for everyone!

We prefer you to pre-book your visit , so we can monitor numbers expected on site. You can buy tickets at the Gate but if you pre-book, you will save £3 per ticket! Pre-booking is possible up to 9.30am on the day of your visit. The Event will close at 5pm.

If you are Season Ticket holders, or Historic Houses members, please also book your tickets on-line.

Event organiser is Historic Houses.

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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