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Family Activity: Medical Lotions and Potions

24th Oct 2021

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 Friday, 29th October, a brand-new Medical Lotions and Potions family activity will be taking place 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. You will also have the opportunity to handle medical artefacts from the past, including a plague mask!

Sessions last 30 minutes and cost £2.00 per person, in addition to House admission.

To reserve your space, please email with your preferred session time: 10:30am, 11:30am, 2:00pm or 3:00pm.


Lydiard House Museum is open on Thursdays, Friday and Saturdays, from 11am to 4pm (last admission 3.30pm).

Tickets can be purchased from the House on the day. Combined admission for Lydiard House and Walled Garden costs £7.25 for an adult and £4.00 for a child (Under 3s go free). Tickets for the House only and family tickets are also available.

Parking charges apply.

Time: 10:30 - 15:30

Location: Lydiard House and Park Lydiard Tregoze Swindon SN5 3PA Telephone: 01793 466664 Email:

Cost: £2 per person, in addition to House admission fee

Happening Today, 24th Oct 2021
Look Up!

Location: Lydiard House and ParkLydiard Tregoze
Telephone: 01793 466664

Time: 11:00 - 16:00

Cost: Various prices - see website for more info

In the beautifully ornate State Rooms of Lydiard House, visitors can see the new exhibition: Look Up!

The hidden architectural features of Lydiard House. A family trail accompanies the exhibition to help families find surprising details hidden up high around the house.

This exhibition is included with Lydiard House Museum admission.