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Join “Mrs Ingleby” and her staff for tea, coffee and cake at Valentines Mansion on Sunday 27 September , to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support as part of World’s biggest Coffee Morning. Book a place here

You can make a donation directly to Macmillan here

We recognise in these uncertain times that the event may have to be postponed, but for now we are still planning to go ahead.  If it ends up that we can’t be there in person on 27th, then log in to this website or social media to join us on the day.

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Mrs Ingleby’s Macmillan Coffee Morning

10.30 – 11.30. Sunday 27th September

12.00 – 1.00. Sunday 27th September

1.30 – 2.30. Sunday 27th September

Watch this space!

#GingerbreadMe fun!!

Please let us know if you’d like to bake and donate a cake!

If you aren’t sure if you can attend in person…

Click here to donate

Mrs Sarah Ingleby, who died over a hundred years ago in 1906, was the last resident of Valentines Mansion. We feel sure she would have loved to participate in such an event…

…. so we invited her to host one!!

Looking forward to a socially distanced, but fun day!

New discoveries

It was truly delightful to welcome visitors back, when the house reopened to the public on Sunday 24th August. The vast majority were first time visitors and it would not be untrue to say that squeals of delight were heard as discoveries of some of the house’s treasures were made!

It was clear that lockdown has brought a lot more people from the local community into the park over the past few months, including some who remembered Valentines Mansion long before its restoration and others who were simply enchanted to start their discovery of the history of this restored house.

Open Days are Sundays and Mondays and it is free to come into the house between 10.30 – 4pm.

Please be reassured that safety measures are in place for visitors, including wearing a face covering.

There are various new pieces of furniture to see and we have it on good authority that very soon there will be a new art exhibition in the freshly decorated Gallery from resident artist Jason Rose. Watch this space!

The newly decorated Gallery

The Friends committee have been busy continuing to research the histories of the Mansion’s former owners and look forward to sharing more of these with visitors and members. Please do think about joining us!

We also hope to have news very very soon of some events. In the meantime, we look forward to welcoming you back on Open Days.