Headstone Manor, in the heart of Harrow, has been going through the kind of makeover that only the very finest Grade I historical treasures ever get.
When you visit you’ll be taken back in time as guides in historic costume appear from thin air, telling tales of their lives in the Dark Ages, the Middle Ages and the Age of Enlightenment.
You can see what your ancestors saw and do as they did in the Great Barn, Granary and Manor. And once you’re done with the interactive collection in the Visitors Centre, it’ll be time to enjoy the Moat Cafe and the resculpted gardens.
Thousands of people have already visited the restored buildings, with more than 1,700 people celebrating the reopening at December’s Frost Fair.
So before you travel half way across Britain for a country house day out, a slice of history and a breath of fresh air – remember you have all that sitting right here on your own doorstep, free of charge. You’ll be glad you came!
The Museum: Tuesday to Sunday 10am till 4pm.
The Moat Cafe & Visitor Centre: Every day 8:30am till 4:30pm