Basing House

Basing House Unearth the amazing stories of Basing House, the nationally important ruins and grounds of the largest private house in Tudor England, which suffered at the hands of Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War.
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Join us at the Visitor Centre, just a 5 min walk along the River Loddon from our free car park. There you'll begin to discover the story of Basing House and see the magnificent Tudor Great Barn which still bares the scars of the Civil War. Walk accross the road and you'll find the ruins of the Old Basing House and see our museum full of interesting artefacts that have been found on site. Great place for a picnic, especially in our walled garden which features a recreated Jacobean Knot garden and our new 'Lady of the House' garden. Check our What's on section of our website for all the events and workshops we run.

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Our Hampshire

Our Hampshire

Did you know Basing House in #ourhampshire was one of the iconic sieges of the English Civil Wars? ⚔️

We hope you find this footage of The Sealed Knot Society Official at Basing House run by Hampshire Cultural Trust entertaining from the comfort of your home! Every Easter, Basing House in Basingstoke welcomes re-enactors from The Sealed Knot, who bring living history to this once great private home and retell the story of its last days during the English Civil War.

The event was unable to go ahead this year, but make sure you bookmark a visit to the event for next year!

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Every Easter, we welcome re-enactors from The Sealed Knot to Basing House, who bring living history to this once great private home and retell the story of its last days during the English Civil War. While the event was unable to go ahead this year, we can still share a glimpse of the action from 2019...

Every Easter, we welcome re-enactors from The Sealed Knot to Basing House, who bring living history to this once great private home and retell the story of its last days during the English Civil War. While the event was unable to go ahead this year, we can still share a

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To all our customers and supporters

SEALED KNOT LIVING HISTORY DAY 🥁 13 April. To celebrate our first day of opening in 2020 we are pleased to welcome back ...
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The Sealed Knot Living History Day | Hampshire Cultural Trust

SEALED KNOT LIVING HISTORY DAY 🥁 13 April. To celebrate our first day of opening in 2020 we are pleased to welcome back the Sealed Knot for the first of our fabulous Civil War Living History displays planned for the year! Find out more online.

Come and experience the English Civil War at Basing House!

Inside and out, work on the Bothy Tea Room continues at Basing House! Drop in during one of our upcoming Spring events t...
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Inside and out, work on the Bothy Tea Room continues at Basing House! Drop in during one of our upcoming Spring events to see the finished result.

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Preparations for our Spring opening continue - here volunteer Andrew is checking the conditions of the wall, plaster and current paint inside what will soon be the Bothy Tea Room. The gargoyles on the wall have been covered for protection!

Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane
04/03/2020

Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane

Basing House is a #local and #nationally important #historic site. This year we are celebrating the 375th anniversary of the Battle of Basing House, inviting #students to get involved and be #creative by entering an #Arts and #Poetry #Competition.

For details: https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/english-civil-war-competition

#Basingstoke Love Basingstoke #School #College Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Hampshire Cultural Trust Hampshire County Council The Sealed Knot Society Official

It's all go behind the scenes at Basing House, with the team hard at work getting things ready for this year's reopening...
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It's all go behind the scenes at Basing House, with the team hard at work getting things ready for this year's reopening! https://buff.ly/3ccXKjb

Born today in 1820, Sir John Tenniel was an illustrator, graphic humorist and political cartoonist, but much of his fame...
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland | Hampshire Cultural Trust

Born today in 1820, Sir John Tenniel was an illustrator, graphic humorist and political cartoonist, but much of his fame stems from his illustrations of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Join us this August for a trip down the rabbit hole at Basing House, in a special open air performance of the classic tale.

Take a trip down the rabbit hole and join us in the Knot Garden for this special matinee performance of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Chapterhouse Theatre Company.

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Basing House | Hampshire Cultural Trust

Don't forget! The Basing House Wedding Venue Hire Sale ends 29 February. Enjoy 20% your hire - visit our website to find out more 🌸

Unearth the amazing stories of Basing House, the nationally important ruins and grounds of the largest private house in Tudor England, which suffered at the hands of Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War.

Looking for the perfect wedding venue? Don't miss out in the Basing House wedding venue hire sale - get 20% off until 29...
17/01/2020

Looking for the perfect wedding venue? Don't miss out in the Basing House wedding venue hire sale - get 20% off until 29 February! For prices and further details, call 01256 639564. 👰
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About Basing House

Unearth the amazing stories of Basing House, the nationally important historical ruins of the largest private house in Tudor England which suffered at the hands of Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War.

Although today only its foundations and earthworks remain, Basing House was once home to the powerful courtier William Paulet, Marquess of Winchester. It was the scene of many royal visits, by Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and others.The wealth and power of the Paulet family, their loyalty to the crown and nearness to London brought disaster to Basing in the Civil War. After long sieges and bombardments, the house fell to Oliver Cromwell himself.

Start your visit at the Basing Grange buildings, restored and converted to provide a visitor centre, gift shop, refreshments and toilets/baby changing facilities. Step inside the battle-scarred Great Barn, dating from 1535, and experience the audio/visual show. Download the audio tours from online on to your devices in advance of your visit.

Across the road from the Basing Grange buildings, you will find interpretive panels guiding you around the ruins of the Tudor palace, 17th Century Civil War defences and the museum which tell the many stories of Basing House.

Enjoy a picnic in the re-created Jacobean garden, and come along to the many events and activities held throughout the year, including open air theatre, dig pits, re-enactments and a December Christmas market. Full details of all events are available on Basing House's website

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Is there any information on dates for the Christmas event for 2019 I would love to do it again this year. ☺️
A few photos from yesterday's action with The Sealed Knot Society Official https://www.facebook.com/colinhartuk/media_set?set=a.10157219097964042&type=3
My daughter's enjoyed their time under the Kissing Wreath today. Showing the others how it's done!
Fantastic day at Basing House. Children loved the dig pit session and the tunnel was great fun. Thank you ever so much.
It wasn't just the visitors at Basing House yesterday - at least one resident was out and about too...
Red bricks and white snow. The Cow Byre from The Street on Sunday morning
Great event today, thank you!
Had so much fun today!
Great fun here!