Visionary Victorian Knightshayes architect brought to life in illuminated walking theatre

This weekend an illuminated play will bring the architect of Knightshayes, William Burges, to life on an evening walk around the formal gardens.

Over three evenings from 11-13 November, the play will transport audiences into the renowned architect’s imagination, bringing his influences to life and transforming the gardens at Knightshayes into an enthralling dreamscape.



The enigmatic John Marshall: Founder of Plymouth emigration depot, Baltic Wharf With Dr Liz Rushen, Monash University

A Historical Association and University of Plymouth History department talk.

Join Dr Liz Rushen, Monash University, for an insight into the career of John Marshall, Founder of Plymouth emigration depot and master of logistics who has been all but forgotten today. Owner of at least 30 ships, and responsible for the reform of ship classification and Lloyd’s Register of Shipping in the 1820s, during the 1830s John Marshall became Britain’s busiest emigration agent. Realising that emigrants needed a safe place to stay before departure, in 1835 he established Britain’s...

National Trust house features local bequests in Victorian Christmas

Two recent bequests are to be displayed as part of Buckland Abbey, Garden & Estate’s Victorian Christmas this December.

The National Trust property, closely associated with Sir Francis Drake, is using Christmas to highlight the continuation of Drake’s descendants at Buckland right into the 20th century.

Both bequests will play their part in recreating a typical Victorian...

Magical moments at Mount Edgcumbe

It’s not just tinsel, baubles and fairy lights that will be shining brightly at Mount Edgcumbe this Christmas.

Visitors to the Christmas Fayre on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December will be able to step back in time to a bygone era and enjoy a Victorian Magic Lantern Show.

This captivating and mysteriously beautiful form of entertainment was a treat enjoyed by our ancestors over...