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Easter Holidays

Lydiard House Museum - Easter Holiday Activities

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

New Art Trail: Interventions

A brand-new art trail entitled Interventions brings artworks from Swindon Museum & 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.

Included with Lydiard House Museum admission (admission prices can be viewed at the bottom of this page).


Easter-themed crafts and nature art

Easter crafts

Join the Art on Tour team for free, drop-in outdoor art activities between 10am and 4pm on Wednesday 13th April. Try some Easter-themed crafts and nature art. Suitable for all the family, but weather dependent! Lydiard House Museum is not included (optional, but highly recommended!) Museum admission prices can be viewed at the bottom of this page.


Lotions and Potions Workshop



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 20th 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.

Pre-book your space by emailing with your preferred session time: 10:30am, 11:30am, 2:00pm or 3:00pm.

From Saturday 9th April, Lydiard House Museum is open on Wednesday to Sunday from 11:00 to 4:00pm (last admission 3.30pm).

Tickets for Lydiard House Museum are available to purchase on the day. Alternatively, you can book your tickets online.

Admission to Lydiard House costs £5 for an adult and £2.75 for a child (Under 3s go free). Family tickets are also available.

Parking charges apply.

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