Learning at The Priest House

The friendly and informal atmosphere makes the house an ideal introduction to museum visiting.


Children can find out how a house was built and furnished and what it was like to live in a time before the invention of electric lights, central heating and flushing toilets!

The Priest House is an early 15th century timber-framed building with a collection of domestic items in an authentic period setting which provides opportunities for cross-curricular, literacy or science based work.

The colourful cottage garden, which is full of medieval herbs and plants, and the historic village of West Hoathly also offer opportunities to understand how an old building relates to its environment.

We offer guided tours, with opportunities for group work and artefact handling. A loans box is available to groups visiting the house for follow-up work in the classroom.

Please contact the curator Antony Smith on 01342 810479 or email to discuss or book a visit. Download further information here on how to book and workshops available.