News: Open Days in 5, 4, 3, 2…
This Saturday, 14 April, will be the very first Open Day this year! We open at 11am and close at 4pm, so pop by and see us any time, though we recommend arriving by at least 3.30pm to have a look around. We’ll be honest, there may well be no homemade cake left by then!
We are a compact site so it is possible to drop in and have a quick look around but many visitors stay a good while longer delving into the history of the house and chatting to our knowledgeable volunteers. In fact, that’s how many of our volunteers got started, by attending an Open Day and being drawn in to the fascinating story of the life and times of this singular little house.
If after your visit, you are interested in finding out more about becoming a volunteer you can find a brief overview here. Who knows, if you really love the house, you might even like to move in! (We currently have one of our flats available to rent, these do not come up very often, details are here.)
If you are visiting us and heading in from Coventry city centre, be sure to check out a couple of things along the way…
New art installation The Bench of Unity:
Find this bench right at the top of Spon Street, before heading into the subway through to The Weaver’s House.
New Post-It comments as part of the Spon End Subway Consultation:
You will spot these as you make your way through the subway, as we did a few weeks ago. We’re liking the suggestion of a history mural, yes please! There’s lots more to enjoy on your way to or from visiting us, take a look at some nearby public art, see the ruined medieval chapel and the Sherbourne.
This particular Open Day enjoy a perfect pairing of events with a visit to us followed by an exhibition of handwoven textile artworks by Coventry based weaver, Theo Wright. This exhibition takes place at the CET Building, less than ten minutes walk from us, and runs until 21 April.
See you there!