The Scrooby Manor House, the private residence associated with the Mayflower Pilgrims, will be open several of its room to the general public, during a special Heritage Day on Saturday 21st August.
The event, organised by Manor Opera and Pilgrim Roots, will see the grounds open from 11.00am and tickets for the main day are completely free, but are required to gain entry to the site.
This will be the first time in history that the private residence will open. Tours will be conducted by Manor Opera founders, Kamilla Dunstan and Carrie-Ann Williams and viewings of the Music Room, Dining Room and Lower Cellar / Lounge will be given. Tickets must be purchased through the website and are extremely limited – see www.manoropera.org.uk/event-details/heritage-day-at-the-scrooby-manor.
Grantham Danserye, a dance group specialise in 15th, 16th and 17th century dance, will give a scheduled performance from 11.30am to 12.30pm. There will also be crafts, activities and costume courtesy of Pilgrim Roots throughout the entire day.
Mezzo Soprano Kamilla Dunstan and Soprano Carrie-Ann Williams, will be performing a small recital of opera classics on the grounds. They ask only for donations be given as any funds raised will go towards outreach programmes in conjunction with Bassetlaw Museum and future events.
Refreshments and toilets will be available at the Scrooby Village Hall, a short walk from the Scrooby Manor House. Please note that the terrain at the Scrooby Manor House is uneven.
Parking is available on site and they ask that guests do not park throughout the village unless the car park is full.