Explore Poltimore House and grounds on Heritage Open Day

Poltimore House and Grounds are open with free entry on Sunday 11th September from 11 - 4pm.

There will be a children's trail and quiz (50p entry), an archery demonstration with the chance to try it for yourself for a small fee and Tudor dancing.

Come and see for yourself all that has been achieved at this historic Exeter house.  

Our visitors quite often say "oh but you haven't done anything".

On the contrary the house has been slowly dried out after the corrugated iron roof was placed over it, the grounds have been cleared and replanted, the courtyard in the house has been cleared and a paved floor put down which is much nicer for the feet than the old earth one.

The reception hall has been partially repaired and repainted making a more welcoming entrance after you have come down our newly tarred driveway.

Perhaps the biggest improvement has been to the old kitchens where we have meeting rooms, the office and archive room plus a second kitchen for our volunteer groups.

The other big project was to rebuild the chapel so as to have an indoor venue and space for our cafe where you can purchase tea or light lunches.

The next room on the agenda is the library; a work in progress. If you have DIY or gardening skills you would like to put to use, please come and see us.

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