Historic Lamport Hall opens its doors on Heritage Open Days

Posted 15th June 2023

Heritage Open Days LogoGrade I listed Lamport Hall near Brixworth is among historic houses and venues across Northamptonshire preparing to welcome visitors for free as part of the annual Heritage Open Days scheme.

The hall, set in ten acres of grounds and which has been home to the Isham family for more than four centuries, is to open its doors on September 9 with an array of free activities.

Meet the talented conservators who have cared for and restored elements of Lamport’s collection over recent years. The day will include a demonstration and workshop by Lincoln Conservation, a talk and demo by Landi textiles conservators and a book conservation demo by Bendix Library.

Claire Seely Glass Design, a familiar face at craft fairs held at Lamport, will demonstrate how to make a stained glass window. There will be the opportunity to have a go yourself.

Families and younger visitors can enjoy hands-on crafts, a Historic Legacies treasure trail and Georgian characters to meet. Hannington Vintage Tractor Club will provide demos throughout the day in the Museum of Rural Life.

Also outside will be the chance to try croquet on the lawn with Northampton Croquet, watch the Morris dancers perform or try your hand at horseshoe tossing. More than 200 artworks by Northamptonshire artists will also be on display.

“September is a month of new beginnings for many and Lamport Hall will also be opening as part of Heritage Open Days for the first time,” says the hall’s Eleanor Carter.

“We are really proud of this event and hope to entice as many as possible through the doors to enjoy some wonderful experiences on your doorstep. We hear so many people say “I’ve lived here for years and never visited”. It gives us great pleasure to share what we have here.”

Lamport Hall will be open between 10am and 4pm on September 9. Admission is free.  Find out more at www.lamporthall.co.uk