GAWTHORPE Hall will host a Victorian themed weekend.

The Elizabethan country house will celebrate everything Victorian about the hall, from the architect Sir Charles Barry, who famously built the Houses of Parliament and renovated Gawthorpe Hall in the 1850s, to the people who lived and worked there.

Next weekend, visitors will be given exclusive access to areas of the house not usually open to the public where they will get an insight into Victorian life.

Visitors will discover what it was like to live and bring up a family at the Hall in the Victorian period with a special talk by Lady Blanche in the Long Gallery.

There will be an opportunity to visit the Victorian rooms, including the library and kitchen, where guests will learn about kitchen gadgets from the period with the housekeeper.

While younger visitors will learn how to make a peg doll and to hunt for fairies through the rooms before listening to an enchanting fairy story.

The event will take place over the weekend of October 7 when the hall will be open from 12pm to 4pm.

Admission will be priced at £4 adults and £3 for

concessions, entry for accompanied children will be free.

For more information call 01282 771004.