Thursday 16th May
Join us for International 'Night at the Museum' with the fabulous performance poet Mark Gwynne Jones. Be part of it! Only 17 tickets left.....hurry!
Mark has been described by the Guardian as '...one of the most accomplished performance poets in the land......drawing the audience into a world where things are not quite what they seem'!
Derbyshire lad Mark, is a charismatic, accomplished performer. "I think people seeing my work for the first time are genuinely surprised. I get comments like 'I've seen performance poetry before......but not like that'! This very special evening of comedy and poetry will draw on Mark's time as resident poet in four of London's central parks, surviving a Roman Catholic boarding school while holding the record for being caned, and how Mark overcame chronic anxiety through poetry. Mark will also share some career highlights including his disatrous attempt to regale 2000 bikers at the World Superbike Championships and standing in for an astronaut in front of 200 severeley disappointed 15 year olds. Here is a show of disaster in the face of the triumphant!
The evening will start at 7pm with an opportunity to view the museum, performance at 7.30. The ticket price includes light refreshments, entrance to the museum. Bar refreshments are available also. Adults £12, Child (13+) £8.
There are limited tickets available so please book early to avoid disappointment 01629 813 642 - email@example.com
Reviews for Mark Gwynne Jones -
'Mark should beruined with fame and money before he shows the rest of us up for the bunch of sissies we are. But if you don't want the truth, don't call a poet, at least not a real one' - Martin Newell, The Independent........
'The brilliant Mark Gwynne Jones. Passionate...captivating and slightly mad, mind altering poetry' - Edinburgh Three Weeks
Celebrate a Victorian Christmas at the Old House Museum 24th/25th November
Open from 11am - 4pm
The Old House will be beautifully decorated in Victorian style with fresh greenery, holly, pine, Christmas trees, candles and lanterns.
Pomanders and pot pourri add to the atmosphere. An assault on the eyes and nose.
Award winning Rat Trail and dressing up for children and adults. Come vist and explore this magical place.
22nd September an evening of Folk, Beer and Skittles 7pm - 10.30pm
Join the "Noisy Neighbours" for a fun evening of sing along folk! Lively musical entertainment from this well loved duo.
Traditional games in the courtyard skittles and table football, bar skittles, card games and more all around the museum.
Washed down with a selection of scrummy Thornbridge Beer. Light refreshments are included in the ticket price of £10 Adults, £7 for children. Call 01629 813642 to reserve your tickets
Bakewell Food Fair April 2012
Tasty Tudor treats here at the Old House to tickle your tastebuds
Come along and try samples of coarse bread, spiced cake, gingered bread and maids of honour
11am - 4pm
Enjoy a Victorian Christmas
November 26th/27th - Tideswell Male Voice Choir 2pm
December 3rd/4th - 10th/11th
The atmospheric Old House will be beautifully and lushly decorated in Victorian Style. Childrens quiz, bran tub, music and festive fayre. 11am - 4pm.
The Timeline Workshops
FREE for Children, Adults Admission £3
11am to 4pm, lunch 1 to 2pm
(please bring your own pack lunch)
Tudor You Think You Are?
Tuesday 25th October (Booking essential)
Take a trip back to Tudor times, with Tudor costumes, activities, music and games.
Learn how to make Tussie Mussies and Pomanders
Have your portrait taken in our Tudor photo booth
Meet our resident ghostly tax collector!
Trouble at Mill!
Thursday 27th October (Booking essential)
Meet Richard Arkwright and discover the dark secerts of his Mills, and wonder about his Wigs!
Dress up in Victorian costume and have your photo portrait taken
Make your own mill wheel inspired woven wall hanging
Play with Victorian games and toys in the courtyard
A History of You
Saturday 29th October (Drop in)
Create your own museum story...
Bring photos, objects and personal items from your own or your family's past
Share stories from school or a holiday, or bring in a favourite toy
Tell tales from your parents, grandparents or friends
Make your own Museum display using your items
Digital cameras, Flip video cameras and sound equipment will be available.
Please bring your own camera if you have one.
Photos, video and sound recordings will be used on our website with your permission.
To book a place or find out more contact Anita Spencer on 01629 813642
Check out the promotional animation for the Timeline Workshops
Halloween Fun with the Ratty, Batty Trail.
October 21st - 31st
Check out the animated promo for this event: -
Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ALT) Tour of Bakewell Old House Museum
Select the link below to view a video of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ALT) Tour of Bakewell Old House Museum on 22nd September 2011, lead by John Cooper.
A Night at the Museum - "Codebreakers"
Saturday 14th May at the Old House Museum
The wartime years of the 1940's were a time of heroism, courage and stoicism. Those of us who are too young to remember that time look back at it with gratitude, respect and admiration for those who endured it.
Tucked away in the Buckinghamshire countryside was the now famous Bletchley Park where gifted mathematicians such as Alan Turing and dozens of Wrens, recruited from far and wide, worked tirelessly night and day to crack the German radio codes encrypted on the Enigma machine. Their work, shrouded in the utmost secrecy, was judged to have shortended the war by two years.
We are privileged to have some of those ex-Wrens who were part of the Bletchley operation living here in Bakewell.
On the evening of Saturday 14th May at the Old House Museum we shall be looking back on those days with an evening of memories and celebration. To a background of '40's' music there will be supper provided by our wonderful in-house catering team (don't worry - they have flatly refused to cook wartime food!) and a chance to talk to our Bletchley Park ladies who will bring photos of Bletchley and the code-breaking computer.
Why not come along and visit or re-visit those days? Perhaps you have photos of your own or wartime memories to share? It would be fun to wear appropriate costume!
There will be a fun raffle; prizes gratefully accepted.
Tickets: Adult £9 Children £6
Call Anita at the museum 01629 813642 for more information and to book your ticket.
Missed out on our folky event in May?
check out the movie magic of 'Folk Beer and Skittles - Cheese and Pickles':
October 9th -'Tales From The Darker Side' with Dr Nicolas Grimoire - Ticket only event. A unique performance of dark and Gothic magic combining psychological illusion, mind-manipulation and spooky storytelling. With your help the doctor uncovers unsettling stories from the past illustrated by arcane objects such as a weapon used by Japanese Ninja warriors, crystal ball and a pack of cards once used by a hanging judge to condem men and women to the gallows! During the entertainment someones heart will stop! Could that someone be you? Due to the intense nature of the stories this show is only suitable for people over 14.
The evening begins at 7pm until 10pm Dr Grimoire will perform his show twice at 7.30pm and 9pm. If you are waiting for the show to begin please enjoybrowsing around this wonderful atmospheric Tudor building. Tickets are allocated per performance so please book well in advance stating performance preference. Adults £10 - 14 - 18yr olds £7.50. 01629 813642 - Anita Spencer.
Sat 23rd October
Spooky Shadow Puppets &
Stop Motion Animation Film Making Workshops
Join in the thrilling, spine chilling fun and ghostly goings on at the
Old House . Help us to create a special spooky film using shadow puppets and stop animation in the atmospheric Solar. Museum
Workshop times: 11am-12pm, 1pm-2pm
Workshops suitable for children aged 8-12
Tickets £4.50 including refreshments
Advance booking essential