Explore the fascinating world of the Victorian judges at this award-winning historic house.

Village of Coombe watercolour

This watercolour is of the village of Coombe and was painted in 1851

by Presteigne artist J. M. Ince.

 

We are deep in the throes of creating a new exhibition area on Presteigne and the surrounding area.  With a new permanent display on the town, interactive computers, chill-out space and lots of books and games for all ages, it will be agreat place to drop in.  Accompanying this will be a temporary exhibition gallery, set to feature a whole range of community displays and themes.  To find out more about this project have a look at our Community Collections page.

 

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  • list arrowHow did Victorians try out a new invention?

    Test it on the servants of course! That's what happened in 1860 at The Judge's Lodging, when gas lighting was put into the basement and not the Judge's rooms. They wanted to see if they got sick from the fumes. The servants were fine - that's why we got the lights working again.

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