Events 2017

Sat 25th March - 
Costume and Accessories Exhibition
To kick off our 2017 season.  A celebration of all things Victorian with a very special costume and accessories exhibition.

Victorian gems from our collection of historical dresses, menswear, mourning wear and wedding atire displayed in tableau settings.

Visit our Victorian shop too. 

Fri 14th April
​Good Friday Tea Party
Tea and Cakes
Wash down your visit to this evocative museum with celebratory tea and home baked cakes at reasonable prices.

Enjoy a family day at the Old House with exciting FREE Easter activities for children and weather permitting, outdoor courtyard games
Something for everyone. 

Sat 22nd April
​Heelwork to Music
 A masterclass in the art of canine training
Karen Sykes and Kath Hardman are at the peak of their professional careers in the world of canine training.  Both are Crufts winners with Kath being World Champion in HTM Freestyle and Karen being European Champion in HTM.
They have taught their skills extensively worlwide, including Australia, Japan, Russia and Israel.  this talented duo are both international judges.  Their passion and enthusiasm shine through.

Our audience can expect a masterclass in dog handling techniques with a chance to have-a-go followed by a demo.

This is an event not to be missed.  There will be two performance sessions at 12 noon and 2pm.  It is advisable to book tickets for this FREE event.
Donations for the team who are heading to the European Championships this summer would be most welcomed on the day.  

Saturday 20th May
"The Memory House - Live"
​19:00 - 21:00
An evening of evocative, contemporary art, photography and  music.
As part of the international Museums at Night festival.  
A one night exploration of the Old House Museums season long exhibition of
"The Memory House".  The Memory House  Live is an evening of art, photography, film and evocative music inspired by local and family histories.

Dean McPhee - Solo electric guitar
Jim Ghedi - Guitar & vocals with Neil Heppleston (bass)

Richard Hildebrand - Audio visual memories of Bakewell

Nicky Crewe - "Memory House" installation

Bye & How - Photography & paintings

Curated by international artist Keith How. 

Entry by donations - Licensed bar available.

For further information contact Keith on 07811 147 614

Sat 3rd & Sun 4th June
12:00 - 16:00
Victorian Tea Party
Be the Lord and Lady of the house for the day.  Spoilt rotten by our costumed servants who will serve you a delightful tray of tea and cakes in our sunny courtyard or cosy parlour if the weather is inclement.​

Reserve a table for your friends and enjoy the full flavour of leaf teas.

Friday 28th July
Summer Song
19:00 - 22:00
Acapella group and community choir
A wonderful summers evening of entertainment from Acappella group "The Heartless Tarts".
This musical trio are three ladies of a certain age who do not take themselves too seriously.  They are regularly to be seen plying their trade at folk sessions, have supported well-known acts such as the Wilsons and John Kirpatrick, and have performed at local folk festivals, Derby, Breadshall and The Exile Fest.

The HT's repertoire is now an increasingly eclectic mix of styles.  No song is safe!

Join us for an evening of humour and harmony.

Tickets £10 Adult, £5 for child.  Light snacks are included in the ticket price.

Licensed bar available open until 10pm.

Saturday 2nd September
The Great History Quiz
19:00 - 22:30
Are you a whizz at a quiz?
Join us for this very popular evening of brain tickling facts.  Bring a team of up to 6 to compete with the very best of local quiz goers.

Fun and informative with team prize to be won.

Tickets £8.50 Adults

Licensed bar and light supper.
 ​SOLD OUT sorry!
Fri 20th Oct
Dark, Gothic Tales
19:00 - 21:30
An evening of storytelling 
Costumed performers tell dark, bone chilling tales in the atmospheric Old House Parlour.  Tales of horror to shock and delight.  Hear "Haunted Dolls House" & "A Pair of Hands" 

Tickets £10 Adults, £5 Child

Licensed bar and light snacks
Book early to avoid disappointment.
Sorry to disapoint but due to maintenance work the event below is  CANCELLED please do visit us next year.

Sat 9th, Sun 10th Dec
Victorian Christmas
11:00 - 16:00
The Old House Dressed for Christmas
An assault on the senses.  Wonderful, nose tickling aromas of cinamon, cloves and pine.  The tree dressed in Victorian style.  Share a glass of mulled wine and listen to the choir.

Why not visit Bakewell Church for the tree festival too.