Welcome to Eldon House

Virtually unchanged since the nineteenth century, Eldon House is London's oldest residence and contains family heirlooms, furnishings and priceless treasures of the Harris family as well as a beautiful 19th-century style garden. Built in 1834 for John and Amelia Harris, this historic home remained in the family until 1960 when it was donated to the City of London. Although surrounded by the city today, the house and its gardens are a place of beauty and tranquility.

When you are here be sure to also visit our new Eldon House & Gardens Gift Shop located in the Interpretive Centre.

Tea time

Afternoon tea on the lawn of Eldon House.

Hours of Operation: 12:00-5:00pm
Tuesday through Sunday
Admission by Donation
481 Ridout Street, N., London, ON, N6A 2P6


Eldon House Celebrates 180 years

Watch for special events throughout 2014 and help us celebrate this exciting anniversary!



Upcoming Events at Eldon House


Doors Open London
Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27, 10:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Doors Open London is a unique two-day heritage event that opens up spaces throughout London, free of charge, for local residents and visitors. Tour the museum and see arts and crafts on the grounds.
Cost: Free

Arts & Crafts Show & Sale!
Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27 from 10:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Tour Eldon House free of charge for our Doors Open weekend and see arts and crafts on the grounds. Goods for sale by local vendors include jewellery, fine art painting, textiles, handmade items and much more! Cash only.

The Great Eldon House Ghost Hunt
Sunday, October 25, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Does Eldon House have ghosts? Through storytelling and a special �ghost map,� see the museum in the dark and learn about the real ghost stories of Eldon House over the past 180 years. Maybe even see a ghost yourself! Fun for the whole family!
Cost: $10.00 (incl. HST) per person.


Cookery of the Great War
Sunday, October 4, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Interpretive Centre
Over 600 000 Canadian troops were mobilized and sent overseas during the First World War; those left behind wanted to do their duty too. Women were asked to work in factories, help out on farms and to fund raise by holding tea events to help supply soldiers with both necessities such as socks and luxuries like chocolate. Culinary Historian Dora Foster will be demonstrating several WW1 era recipes that would have been served at such an event 100 years ago.
Cost: $15.00 (incl. HST) per person. To register please call 519.661.5169.


Teddy: Boyhood
September through November, Eldon House 2nd Floor
The life Edward Montgomery Harris (1880-1952) grandson of the original owners of Eldon House is being carefully researched in commemoration of the events of World War I. Edward or �Teddy,� was a career officer in the British Army, and was stationed in India, Europe, Canada and Barbados. This will be the first of several exhibitions devoted to Teddy and will illustrate his early life in London, Ontario and his schoolboy days in Sussex, England.

Taking Tea

Interpretive Centre
The Victorian penchant for an elaborate tea ceremony was well practiced by the Harris Family. Concurrent with Eldon House's popular Tea Programs, this exhibit explores the etiquette, offerings and paraphernalia involved in "taking tea."


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