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Lydiard House Museum is reopening!

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The beautiful State Rooms of Lydiard House are reopening on Saturday, 9 April following a winter hiatus.

Lydiard House in Wiltshire

Lydiard House in Wiltshire

A brand-new art trail entitled Interventions brings artworks from Swindon Museum and Art Gallery to the historic setting of Lydiard House Museum. This playful trail responds to the grand Palladian spaces with modern creativity, encouraging fresh visual and contextual relationships between the two.

The Swindon Museum and Art Gallery team are also hosting free, drop-in outdoor art activities between 10am and 4pm on Wednesday, 13 April where people can try some Easter-themed crafts and nature art. These sessions are suitable for all the family, but are weather dependent.

In the 17th Century, Lady Johanna St John of Lydiard House made poultices and potions from herbs and plants known for their healing properties. On Wednesday, 20 April, a Medical Lotions and Potions family activity will be taking place within the garden at Lydiard House Museum. During the session children will get the chance to dress up in a lab coat and create their own potion to take home. Sessions cost £2 per person, in addition to House admission. Spaces can be pre-booked  by emailing seducation@swindon.gov.uk

Lydiard House Drawing Room and paintings

Lydiard House Drawing Room and paintings

From Saturday, 9 April, Lydiard House Museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 4pm (last admission 3.30pm).

Tickets can be purchased from the House on the day. Admission to Lydiard House costs £5 for an adult and £2.75 for a child (Under 3s go free). Family tickets are also available.

To find out more, please follow the Museum on Facebook and Instagram @LydiardHouseMuseum, or Twitter @LydiardMuseum.

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