This is a list of Heritage events for 2014. All details and dates correct at time of publication but are subject to change. For information on disabled access please phone before your visit. Additional events will be included on this page in advance of the summer opening season.
29 July to 18 October 10am to 4pm
Stafford and Staffordians during the 1914 - 18 War. Highlighting the work of local people on the home front and within the armed services.
Supported by Staffordshire Museums Service, the Staffordshire Yeomanry Museum and local collections
Saturday 6 September to Saturday 20 September 10am - 4pm
Visit the Ancient High House and over 40 town centre venues for a full programme of arts, crafts, music, literary workshops and activities. Free admission
Stafford Arts Festival Timetable (pdf 82kb)
Supported by Stafford Town Partnership
Saturday 25 October 10.00am - 4.00pm
Go bats at our children’s ‘drop in’ Halloween workshops.
£3 per session.
Wed 29 and Thurs 30, Fri 31 October 11am – 4pm
Children’s ‘drop in’ pumpkin carving workshops
£3 per session.
Friday 31 October 6 pm to 7.30pm
A spine chilling and thought provoking talk by Den Siegertsz from Potteries Paranormal Investigations. Learn about the reported supernatural happenings in one of Stafford’s most iconic buildings. And visit some of the notorious rooms!
Be there if you dare!
£8 per person.
Pre -booking essential 01785 619 131
Friday 31 October 8.30 pm to 1am
Join Den Siegertsz and the PPI team for a terrifying night at the High House, one of Stafford’s oldest and most prominent properties, the largest surviving Elizabethan timber framed town house in England.
Investigate paranormal activity using ouija boards, séances, live EVP, scrying, and a range of other paranormal experiments.
Face your fears with a team you can trust…..
£35 per person. Free refreshments
Pre -booking essential 07838 435 646 or visit: ppistoke
Tuesday 4 to Saturday 22 November 10am - 4pm
A show of works by various artists depicting scenes from the town’s annual arts festival submitted for the annual competition.
Organised by the Ancient High House and sponsored by Stafford Town Centre Partnership
Saturday 22 November 10am - 6pm
Browse the wide range of traditional craft stalls for that exclusive festive gift. Visit Santa in his grotto and enjoy free mince pies and mulled fruit punch.
Saturdays and Sundays 29th November to 21st December 11am to 4pm
Combine a visit to the Castle with choosing your Christmas tree from the dozens of ‘real’ examples on display at the visitor centre. See the wide range of traditional and unusual gifts in the Visitor Centre.
Supported by Greenways – All trees are from sustainable sources
2 to 24 December
Another nostalgic look at children’s toys, games, and books from the Victorian period to the late 20th Century.
Supported by Staffordshire Arts and Heritage Service, Newcastle Borough Museum, Windmill Antiques, and local collectors
Saturday 6 December 10am - 4pm
Meet our costumed characters and learn about Christmas in the Tudor, Stuart, Georgian and Victorian periods. Stir a traditional pudding and sing carols in the Victorian Room. Meet Father Christmas and sample free mince pies and hot fruit punch. Children’s Christmas craft workshops and family entertainment.
No booking necessary
Sunday 7 December 11am to 4pm
‘Drop in’ sessions throughout the day.
Adults £10, Children £3
Free mince pies and spicy fruit punch