Heritage Open Day
Saturday 21st September
11am – 3pm (Please see below for individual talk / tour times)
Hoghton Tower is a Grade I fortified Tudor – Elizabethan manor house which was rebuilt by Thomas Hoghton in 1565 following a period of earlier settlement. There are many aspects to the fascinating history of the Tower; from major events, including a Royal visit and an explosion, to the everyday lives of those who have been part of the journey. Visitors will be able to get a flavour of some of this history during the day.
Our Castle Studies Trust funded project aims to find out more about the early buildings. Visitors will be able to see some of the finds from the recent archaeological dig and listen to one of the archaeologists from the University of Salford’s Centre for Applied Archaeology explain what has been discovered so far.
Visitors will be able to join a short taster tour of our beautiful Dolls House Collection or find out a little about the historic graffiti that our volunteers have been researching. There will also be an exhibition of the research completed by our volunteers into the visit of King James I of England and VI of Scotland in August 1617.
Archaeology Talks (approx. 30 minutes): 12:30pm & 1:30pm
Historic Graffiti Taster Tour (approx. 15 minutes): 11:15am, 12:15pm, 1:15pm & 2:15pm
Dolls House Collection Taster Tour (approx 15 minutes): 11:45 am, 12:45pm & 1:45pm
Limited places available for pre-booking using the link below. There will also be limited places available on the day.
The Tearoom will be open from 11am – 3pm for hot and cold drinks, light lunches and snacks (charges apply).
There will be no standard house tours taking place on the day
The archaeological dig has been completed and there are now no open trenches.
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