Ancient High House - Arts and Exhibitions

The Ancient High House is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free with the exception of some events.

Art at the Ancient High House

View the work of local artists in the beautiful surroundings of this Tudor building.  Much of the work will be for sale - a great opportunity to pick up an original and unique piece of art.  For more information on exhibiting your own artwork, call 01785 619131.


Puppets from the Douglas Hayward Collection
12 September - 11 November

14_Puppets 12 Sept - 11 NovDouglas Hayward spent a lifetime making and collecting puppets and his collection is now in the care of the Staffordshire County Museum.  This fun and interactive exhibition features the whole puppet family including marionettes and shadow, rod and glove puppets - and of course, there would be no show without Mr Punch!  Supported by Staffordshire Archives and Heritage Service


To Die For?
21 November - 30 December

15_To Die For - 21 November - 30 DecemberHave you ever considered that what you are wearing may be bad for your health?  Over the centuries many fashions have led to serious and often deadly health problems for the people who wore them.  Internal organs were squeezed by corsets and feet were distorted by high heels.  Fabrics were highly flammable and were often set on fire by open fires or accidents with candles.  Discover whether there really was such a thing as a fashion victim in this fascinating and deadly exhibition.  Supported by Staffordshire Archives and Heritage Service

Looking Back16_Looking Back - Matt Sayers 21 Nov - 31 Dec
Matt Sayers
21 November - 30 December

A collection of paintings looking back at the hard working people who made up the character rich streets of working class Britain.

It's a Small World
21 November - 30 December

Tin soldiers and dainty dolls.  A nostalgic look at miniature figures from times gone by.  Supported by Staffordshire Archives and Heritage Service and Newcastle Borough Museum.

Access for Disabled People

Because of the many steps, access to the House is extremely difficult for people with severe mobility impairment.  However, guides are always willing to give any assistance possible.

Tel: 01785 619131
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