Manor Farm, which has been at the heart of Ruislip for over 1,000 years, will celebrate its Tudor heritage with a two-day extravaganza.
The event, planned by Hillingdon Council, will take place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September and feature historical music, dancing, Shakespearean sword play and a living history camp, alongside an artisan market and craft workshops.
Visitors can also learn more about Manor Farm’s rare 300-year-old wallpaper at a temporary exhibition, A Journey between Cultures: Manor Farm’s Wallpaper at the Manor Farm House, which includes loans from the British Library and English Heritage.
The celebration at Manor Farm is part of the Council’s wider schedule of special events to celebrate the Borough’s heritage.
Manor Farm will be open again the following weekend, offering exclusive behind-the-scenes access to areas normally closed to the public as part of the Open House London festival of architecture on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September from 11am to 4pm.
Councillor Richard Lewis, Hillingdon Council’s Cabinet Member for Central Services, Culture and Heritage, said: “We are so lucky to be able to enjoy such a breadth of history in our borough, going from medieval to modern times. The annual September celebrations offer visitors and local residents the chance to really dig deep and explore our fascinating and unique heritage sites, where there will be a host of free activities for all the family.”
To find out more about the Manor Farm History Weekend, go to https://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/mfheritage