What you need to know

Our learning programme is currently in re-development.
For any enquiries, please contact the Heritage Learning Officer – Helen Keeling (helen.keeling@leics.gov.uk)

Essential booking information

Thank you for thinking about making a booking with the 1620s House and Garden. Please consider the points below before completing the online School Booking Form.

  • We start to check facilitator availability once we have received the online School Booking Form. Please therefore send this through as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
  • Your itinerary will be sent to you approximately 2 weeks before your visit.
  • A 15 min slot to drop off bags is built into the itinerary anytime from 9.45am but please be aware that your first school activity cannot start until 10am.

Please ensure that you read the Terms and Conditions (below). These will also be sent with your confirmation letter. 

Terms and conditions

To ensure the smooth running of learning at the 1620s House, we request that you read our Terms and Conditions. 

Pre-visit for educators

We encourage all teachers to make a free pre-visit to the site. Please contact us in advance to arrange your visit, by calling 01455 290429 or emailing 1620shouse@leics.gov.uk. All educators are very welcome to bring up to 3 children and 1 adult for FREE with them as part of the pre-site visit.

Activities before during and after your visit

The sessions on site will engage and educate, but we do recommend you do some pre-visit learning about the relevant topics. 

Please also let us know if there is anything particular that your class would like to cover during your time at the 1620s House.

Find out more/make enquiry

Our team is always happy to talk about options for your visit so please call us on  01455 290429 or email 1620shouse@leics.gov.uk 

Health and safety

Practical information

  • Access and parking

    Free coach and car parking

  • Toilets

    There are toilets, including wheelchair accessible toilets, onsite for visitors. Approved facilities are available in the accessible toilet.

  • Photography

    From time to time, we like to update our photographs of learning sessions. We will ask you in advance if we wish to record your session, so you can organise permission forms with parents.

  • Use of the collections

    We ask that you treat all of our artefacts with great care and respect.