With evocative sounds, real smells and the true taste of a Complete Working Historic Estate, immerse yourself in a world of days gone by in a variety of sensory experiences that bring your visit to life. With its magnificent mansion house, authentic servants' quarters and Georgian park farm with rare breeds, Shugborough provides a full day out with tours, guides and living costumed characters ready to share a powerful set of stories from the past.
Shugborough, set in the heart of Staffordshire, attracts 30,000 schoolchildren a year. They take part in a wide range of tours and demonstrations from Milling in the early-nineteenth century, to World War II and the Blitz, in the twentieth century. The estate promotes lifelong learning and visitors can experience life from days gone by in original, restored or reconstructed environments including working kitchens and a Victorian laundry and schoolroom. Visitors are encouraged to 'join in' as much as possible to get a hands-on feel for life on the estate. Youngsters might have a go at using a dolly-peg in the laundry, or learn to write on a slate in the schoolroom, or help the cook to bake biscuits in the kitchen.