Ironing with the Housekeeper

Ironing with the Housekeeper

Grinding coffee for Cook

Grinding coffee for Cook

Victorian Kitchen

Victorian Educational Visit

The 600 year old home of the Earl of Devon provides the ideal setting for children to bring their Victorian learning to life.

They will make comparisons between lifestyles through interactive sessions and hands-on activities with our Housekeeper and Cook in our Victorian Kitchen and Servants Hall.

The price is £5 per child. We are able to run this type of educational visit with a minimum of 30 children (or £150) and a maximum of 52.

For more information and to check a suitable date please contact Ingrid Oram 01626 890243 or email castle@powderham.co.uk

You may download the handbook and booking form here.

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Victorian Kitchen Project

We are thrilled to have successfully been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to renovate the Victorian Kitchens and Servants Hall for visitors and school groups.

For the first time, the story of ordinary people who worked in the Earl's household will be told. The household continues to be made up of people like us living in the local area. The project is an opportunity for the people who worked so hard during the Victorian era to receive recognition and to celebrate our shared heritage.

We are appealing for any information from local people whose family had a connection with Powderham Castle in the Victorian Period (1837 - 1901) and especially from 1890 to 1901 - the period that the Kitchens will be restored back to.

Maybe your grandparents met at the Castle or your great aunt was the governess; your great, great uncle supplied the bread or your cousin was the butler. We are interested in it all and if you have any records such as old photos and letters, we would love to see those too.

If you think you can help us with our journey of discovery simply download the form and post back to us.

Family History Form

Powderham Castle is a unique and majestic place that encompasses everything from art and history to tourism and agriculture. There are lots of ways in which all types of visitor can learn about the Castle and its environs, it's collections, the people who have lived and worked here and those who maintain it today.

We are very happy to tailor our tours to suit your learning objectives. Please just contact us to talk through your requirements.