Saturday May 25th 2019
St Johns House Museum
£39.99 Per Person
St Johns House, a Jacobean mansion located in Warwick, has a history spanning almost 900 years. The land on which it stands was originally used as a hospital in the 12th century. The current house has been used as a private residence, a school and administrative offices of the War Department.
Latterly the building was bought by Warwickshire County Council and turned into a museum, which opened to the public in 1960.
The ground floor is closed to the general public and used exclusively by local school children for activities and learning sessions, galleries include a Victorian kitchen and schoolroom, displays on childhood, toys and games, costumes and learning space.
Dark soul events are pleased to be able to access these areas after dark.
In the mid 12th century during the reign of Henry II, the land on which St. John's House stands was given to the establishment of the Hospital of St. John the Baptist. The hospital was brought into being by William de Beaumont, then Earl of Warwick. This hospital provided two purposes: To help the local poor and ill; and to provide casual overnight boarding and food to impoverished travellers such as pilgrims.
At the time the hospital site also included a cemetery - remains have often been dug up during refurbishment or remodelling works on the House. The first recorded case was in the 1830's when work was being undertaken in the kitchen garden. In 1987, two workmen digging to the Coten End front of St. John's Court flats discovered two skulls.
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