“Family Friendly” Sulgrave Manor in line for Museum Award

Tudor Kitchen demonstration at Sulgrave Manor

Sulgrave Manor is very proud to be one of only twenty museums chosen from the national entries to be taken forward to the next stage of the Guardian’s Family Friendly Museum Award.  This is the biggest family friendly award in Britain and the only one judged by families.

This is how one family reported their experience at Sulgrave to the judging panels :  “The manor is the home of George Washington’s ancestors. It offers a tour especially for children, which really impressed me. We all (adults included) learnt an awful lot. My son enjoyed turning the spit – a job he would have done in the old days – and both children were fascinated to hear about the 11 Washington children who had to stand through the lengthy meals (two hours or more) each day.”

Family Chair Building at Sulgrave Manor

In a few weeks the Manor will learn whether it has succeeded in being selected by an expert panel to go through to the short list.  If so, volunteer families will visit during the summer anonymously to  and then wait to know whether we’ve won!

But families can test out Sulgrave Manor’s friendliness now during half term as it opens especially for the children during this week (February 21st – 25th) from noon until 4pm.  Children can dress up as young tudors, play games (indoors and out), do brass rubbings, follow trails – there’s a great range of things to do.  And, of course, the special children’s tour which shows how the Washington children would have lived here will be the highspot for every young visitor – and their adults.

Read more in the Guardian Newspaper Online


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