What’s On


Peacocks Exhibition @ Newstead Abbey
Jun 17 2017 @ 12:00 pm – May 6 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Peacocks: The Pomp of Power
17 June 2017 – Summer 2018

Charles II Dressing Room & Edward III Room

Peacocks: The Pomp of Power presents a display of artworks and objects from the Nottingham City Museum and Art Galleries fine art, decorative art, lace, costume and textiles, and natural history collection. The selected works are inspired by the beautifully elegant peacocks that grace the grounds of Newstead Abbey, the ancestral home of the Romantic Poet Lord Byron. Byron was both a sartorial peacock and lover and keeper of these extravagant creatures; hence the title of this exhibition has been taken from Don Juan: Canto The Seventh, a poem by the poet and great eccentric.

The exhibition is shown alongside a small display Japanese Woodcut prints in the Charles II Room.

Usual Parking and House entry fees apply.

Treasure and Trinkets Trail @ Newstead Abbey
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – Aug 31 @ 4:00 pm

August 2017

Treasure and Trinkets Trail

Lord Byron’s grandfather was a Royal Navy Officer known as ‘Foul Weather Jack’. This month pick up a treasure map and discover the chest hidden in the grounds to claim your prize.

£1.00 per trail sheet

Usual Car parking charges apply.

Great Food and Drink Festival, The Big Bake @ Newstead Abbey
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – Aug 28 @ 5:00 pm

food festivals

Great Food and Drink Festival

26th-28th August 2017

Featuring a host of well-known celebrity bakers in the kitchen demonstration theatre – including Candice Brown (Winner of the Great British Bake Off 2016), Rosemary Shrager and Gizzi Erskine. Showcasing how to make the perfect cakes and how to avoid that ‘soggy bottom’.

Alongside a great selection of regional food and drink.

Tickets £8.00 advanced, £10.00 on doors. Under 10s FREE.
Price includes access to Newstead Abbey Gardens and the House.

Tickets from www.greatfoodanddrinksfestivals.co.uk

Newstead’s WWII Wartime Weekend @ Newstead Abbey
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm


Newstead’s WWII Wartime Weekend

23-24th September 2017

Newstead will be hosting it’s first WWII weekend this year.

Displays of military Vehicles and Displays from Allies and German re-enactors.
Entertainment from Johnny Victory and Andrew Sisters Tribute group.

£10.00per Adult, under 16s free.  Includes entry to park, Gardens, House, Parking and event.

Wall of words for National Poetry Day @ Newstead Abbey
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm

Wall of Words

30th September and 1st October

We’re writing a Newstead poem with a line or two from each visitor, so add yours before you leave

Usual car parking charges apply.