Open Days off to a flying start!
Saturday 9 April saw a record number of visitors for the first open day of the season, with over 150 people coming to explore what is behind our little wooden door.
The sun shone in the morning although we were less fortunate in the drizzly afternoon – but of course tea and cake was at hand in our kitchen, and the house is nothing if not cosy!
Our volunteers were certainly kept busy whether it was leading guided tours, making tea or demonstrating heritage crafts such as spinning.
As well as finding out all about the history of the house and its residents, there were plenty of guides available to explain about the history of weaving in Coventry.
One of our volunteers, Beryl, created this stunning donations tin featuring the house itself, and it was certainly getting plenty of use – thanks to all our generous visitors.
We had some wonderful feedback especially from first time visitors who were enchanted to discover this medieval treasure hiding behind a terrace of shops and offices. We are really looking forward to our next Open Day in May – we just need to recover first!